A new twist on Cinderella: When Bella's mother dies, her bitter father hands her off to the family of the village blacksmith. She lives happily with her family, having no idea that they are not her true parents. Though a peasant, Bella makes a good friend of Julian, the Prince. The day comes when her father calls her back to his home, where her stepmother allows her to sleep in the kitchen. Combine glass slippers with great bravery, and this tale follows the journey of our wonderful heroine as she summons wisdom and courage to defend those she loves.