Fantasy, Fairy Tale
In the tradition of Cinderella, Ella is the daughter of a widower who has lost all of his riches.
In order to better his social position, her father marries a woman with two evil daughters.
He leaves Ella with them while he tries to regain his wealth and she is left to be their house slave.
Unfortunately, at birth Ella was cursed by a fairy to be forever and always obedient.
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Mira, Mirror by Mette Harrison
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley