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In the magical kingdom of Madrigar, handsome Prince Augustin has been robbed of his heart by a cruel fairy. Blessed by a kinder member of the fae with an "untiring" sword, he's learned such gifts present challenges . . . and that missing hearts are no light burden to bear. Plucky Princess Violet likewise suffers under a spell, fated to burn forever with desires no common lover can satisfy. She seeks a champion to save her people and herself from the clutches of a lovesick werewolf. The sparks they strike are as hot as a blacksmith's forge. Alas, these wounded lovers must do more than fall in bed. The survival of both their kingdoms depends on them losing their enchanted hearts to each other.
kA portion of a French novel the remainder of which is also on the system.
This book tells the story of four sons of King George V during the period that the monarchy faced the greatest threats to its survival in the modern era the crisis of the abdication, and the nationwide threat to Britain of the Nazis, inside and out. The threat of world war echoed the war within the royal family. Played out against the cataclysm of the Second World War the princes’ actions for good or ill became all the more significant and magnified on a world stage. The war served to unleash passions at a time when the very function of royalty as head of the empire was under threat. It served as a crucible that made or destroyed each of the princes. One would die in mysterious circumstances forever mired in conspiracy and scandal; another was destroyed in all but name, a third slipped into comfortable obscurity, and the fourth rose to new heights of achievement redefining the monarchy for the modern age. The catalyst for the story is one dangerous American woman: Wallis Simpson. The consequences of her actions drive one prince to an early grave and the other to become a living wreck of a man nursing long held grievances. Recently discovered letters show that Wallis herself was caught in a trap of her own making: a life entombed in a gilded cage with a man she could not respect and whom she tried to leave. Everything she wished for, she destroyed. Famously she is said to have been sent 17 carnations by the Nazi Joachim von Ribbentrop, representing their 17 sexual trysts. George VI’s story is also an allegory for a much wider theme. Starting where the film The Kings Speech ends, a revealing transformation in his character takes place. As he steps up with some dread to the role of king that his older brother spurns, his horizons are widened and he falls into the sphere of influence of brilliant leaders such as Winston Churchill. As Hitler stole country after country for the Third Reich, George VI rose to the challenge, to find the very best in himself, and was transformed by the effort. By the end he can stand alone at the helm, without the support of those who helped him on his way Like fables of old, taking on the challenge transforms the quality of the man but it is also killing him.
ROYAL WEDDINGS ROYAL WEDDINGS. Three small-town women find happily-ever-after with three irresistible princes! A PRINCE OF A DADDY Convinced she was a princess, a six-year-old girl sent Prince Whit Anders a message beseeching him to prove her right. Which gave the child's single mom, Drew Davis, cause for concern. After all, Drew and the prince had shared a magical summer long ago-and her daughter's claim to royalty wasn't as far-fetched as everyone thought.... When His Royal Highness Whit Anders discovered that he and lovely Drew had made more than a sweet teenage memory, he was ready to claim their child as his heir. But winning the beautiful-and independent-woman would put his reputation as the Prince of Hearts to the test!
ROYAL WEDDINGS ROYAL WEDDINGS. Three small-town women find happily-ever-after with three irresistible princes! THE PRINCE MUST MARRY! The ball had begun, the prince had arrived, and everyone wondered who would be his new bride.... Everyone except Julie Britton. The pretty castle caretaker knew she wasn't it. Despite the fact that she'd loved him, all those years ago.... Then the clock struck midnight, and the guests held their breath. The king was awaiting an announcement, and the bride was nowhere in sight! So Julie did what any devoted employee would do. She stepped up to the hard-hearted, but oh-so-handsome prince, and offered him herself....
Eric Santiago may be a prince who doesn't kiss and tell, but sources have confirmed that the royal bachelor is going to be a father! Now the former naval officer is planning on installing the mother-to-be--beautiful texas bartender Molly Shea--in the royal palace. Talk about a fish out of water! The rumors are flying about whether the couple will tie the knot before the newest heir to the throne is born. We're all waiting to see whether Molly will say yes and get the happy ending of her dreams--and give all of us in Tesoro del Mar a royal Christmas wedding we'll never forget!
She used to change his sheets, now she's sleeping in them! Can a palace housekeeper be a proper royal wife for a playboy prince?
How can she tell him that she's the mother of his child? Five years ago, Sapphie Benedict lost her virginity to hunky Hollywood screenwriter Rik Prince. Convinced that Rik was really in love with her sister, Sapphie knew she could never see him again or tell him of the consequence of their brief affair! Sapphie unexpectedly meets Rik again in Paris, and realises that she has never stopped loving him. But their lives are more complicated than ever, and there is no way she can declare her feelings...let alone tell Rik that he's the father of their beautiful young son...!
Meet Nik Prince, Oscar-winning actor-turned-director. He's bent on transforming a worldwide bestseller into a blockbuster movie, and he must track down the reclusive author of the book. But stubborn Jinx Nixon is in his way... Jinx knows the identity of the writer though she's not about to reveal it! But Nik is as strong-willed as she is and that, combined with his good looks, arrogance and ruthlessness means she will have to fight very hard to control the attraction she feels towards him-and to keep her secret!
A fifteen-year-old journeyman wizard needs all the magic he has thus far learned when he and his companion Lys are drawn into the political problems of a good and powerful prince.
Reporter Tyler Wood can't believe her luck when she gets to shadow Zak Prince for a week. An exclusive interview with the handsome Hollywood actor could make her career! Zak Prince can't believe his luck when he meets Tyler! He hadn't wanted to be followed around by some nosy reporter, but working with this stunning brunette won't be a hardship at all! Soon, however, candid photos are appearing in the press. Zak feels furious and betrayed. Could Tyler set him up?
It took only one kiss from his brother's widow to set AJ Rahia's soul on fire-and set him closer to assuming his brother's throne. Tradition would have the prince turned Hollywood producer marry his brother's wife. . . ;but could he accept his brother's unborn child as his own? Lani Rahia was caught between two men-her dead husband and the future king. By telling the truth about one, would she lose the other? She'd been snared in a marriage of convenience before. This time, she wouldn't settle for such pretense-for her or her child. Instead, she'd have a lifetime of AJ's love. . . ;or nothing.
Prince Nico can't walk by when he sees Marisa needs his help; she's confused and lost and clearly has no place to go. So he sweeps her back to his royal palace. Seeing that she's pregnant brings out Nico's protective instincts, feelings he thought had frozen years ago. . . Until Marisa came along, normal life seemed shallow and frivolous. Now it feels as though Nico has something to live for. But with his royal realm torn apart by war and rebellion, can he afford to fall in love with this pregnant stranger?
American Madeline Spencer arrived in glitzy Monaco with dreams of a vacation fling. Dangerously attractive and maddeningly mysterious Damon Rossi filled the bill. Their nights of soaring passion left Madeline breathless--and craving more. Then she discovered her seductive paramour was actually a prince. Being considered a royal mistress had not been part of her plan. But she could almost get used to a lifetime of pampering. Until she found out her disguised prince was set to marry another woman.
Bedded for the prince's pleasureWhen virgin waitress Holly is thrown into the playboy prince's arms, he lives up to his wicked reputation by bedding her-then casting her aside!Expecting the prince's love-childHolly is pregnant! Casper is furious; Holly's just a scheming gold digger, but royal protocol demands he make her his bride!Wedded by royal commandInnocent Holly has the wedding of her dreams-and Casper knows her first duty as his convenient wife will be on their wedding night....
Sir Walter Vivian all a summer's day, Gave his broad lawns until the set of sun, Up to the people.
"I will wed only my one true love!" declared Princess Brianna despite King Henry's decree that she marry one of the sons of the man who had conquered her family's castle. So Brianna issued a seemingly impossible challenge: He who returned with a gift that made her laugh would win her hand. And thus began the bride quest of the three brothers Fitzgavin. . . .Burke and Rowan, knights both, set out at her command. Only Luc remained, refusing to indulge the whims of the glorious Irish princess. Even Brianna's legendary beauty could not tempt him--until she invaded his senses . . . and his soul. But Luc thought a princess had no place in the life of a battle-weary warrior who vowed to lay down his sword forever--until he was forced to take up arms to protect the fair maiden who had seized his heart by divine right.From the Paperback edition.
Princess Alice and her friends are going on a field trip to the Museum of Royal Life. Alice dreams of trying on Cinderella's famous glass slipper, but nasty Princess Diamonde has a plan of her own.
If Princess Alice doesn't pass the test for "Descending the Staircase as if Floating on Air," she won't be allowed to go to the Garden Party or look into the Magical Mirror. Luckily, help arrives!
A Royal Married...Virgin? To avoid an arranged marriage, disguised princess Josephene Francoeur had to say 'I do' when rugged rodeo star Buck Buchanan swaggered into her life. And though Josie kept her royal pedigree secret, she needed a real wedding night to be legally wed. But suddenly the groom had a hands-off honeymoon in mind--just when Josie became officially lovestruck! Buck Buchanan had a secret, too, and vowed to leave his virgin wife alone. But with each passing moment, it became harder to resist claiming her--all of her--for his own.
The inspiring novel about real life princess and equestrienne Haya of Jordan. Princess Haya loves her family more than anything--especially her mother who brings light and happiness into King Hussein's house. So when Queen Alia is killed in a tragic accident, Princess Haya is devastated. Knowing how unhappy she is and how much she loves horses, Haya's father, King Hussein, gives her a special present: a foal of her very own. And this foal changes Princess Haya's world completely. Set in an exotic locale where royalty is real, this story of a determined modern-day princess is both beautiful and awe-inspiring. Perfect for fans of Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague and anyone who wonders what it's like to be a real princess. Praise for THE PRINCESS AND THE FOAL: "Empowering and vigorous, this is a story sure to please princess fans, horse fans and, yes, even tomboys."--Kirkus Reviews "This real princess's story is great and this book provides a positive and powerful story, especially for adolescent girl readers who choose to saddle up for the ride."--VOYA Magazine "Horse enthusiasts will devour Gregg's engaging novel about Jordanian Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, inspired by the real-life princess who became an Olympic equestrian....Gregg's greatest strength is in detailing the deep, sensual bond that can form between a human and a horse, but the sympathetic protagonist and a setting rarely seen in middle-grade fiction make this an inspiring read for any reader."--Publishers Weekly
Tyler Ramsey's mission was to follow the trail of Montebello's missing crown prince to Montana, not to guard a pampered princess. But when Princess Anna Sebastiani insisted on joining the search for her brother, Tyler became her reluctant bodyguard. Keeping track of the regal virgin wasn't nearly as challenging as fighting the explosive and unexpected attraction between them. When the fierce Montana winter left them snowbound, the result seemed inevitable. But the rugged mercenary's sworn duty was to protect the princess - even from himself... Miniseries: Romancing the Crown #2
The famous fairy tale The Princess and the Pea is retold in this all-new Little Golden Book--destined to be an instant classic!
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