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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Book Review: The Runaway Princess

So I know this blog is about fashion + food + travel, but I like to think of it as my artists palet...so I am adding more "lifestyles" things to it. To begin this phase I am adding book reviews. I love to read, and I love to write so it is perfect! The book, The Runaway Princess (by Hester Browne), is an incredibly easy read, in fact it took me two days. The plot follows Amy Wilde a gardner from Yorkshire living in London. She is going through the motions of life, never finding anyone to be with, at parties she is always in the kitchen by the sausage rolls. Her flatmate/best friend Jo is the social butterfly who knows everyone. At a "Heaven and Hell" party Amy meets Rolf and Leo, Rolf falls on a balcony and messes up Amy's clients flowers. Feeling bad Leo offers to help find them and replace them. Amy finds herself flirting endlessly. A little while later Leo asks her to help him design his garden, he really just wants to see her more. Then Amy finds out he is the Prince Leopold William Victor Wolfsburg of Nirona. She freaks out, but soon they are dating, going to charity balls, and then they are engaged! The writing flows so well you loose track of time and you find yourself smiling and blushing with the faux pas Amy is making. But everything changes when Leo's grandfather dies and leaves the crown with Leo's father. This means he is the next in the line of secession. Amy is now put through princess boot camp, and can she take the stress? You'll have to read to find out! The ending is pretty typical, I knew it would be, but if you want to read something that will make you happy from the first page to the last, this is a great read for you. It is a classic girl book, everyone wants their prince! So I would give it
3 +++ (I thought stars were way to overused so I will be using a scale of plus signs, 4 being the best, 1 being the worst). Find the book here.

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