Or not, but at least the stories are fun. Enjoy these fantasies about Princes as heroes or fairy tale themed romances. Harry is still single, right ladies?
Park your glass slippers at the door and open some fantasy reads tonight!
|Olivia Drake’s If the Slipper Fits brings a fairy tale to life in this beginning of her Cinderella Sisterhood stories. Anabelle’s first adventure beyond the walls of the girls’ school where she grew up is as governess to a lonely orphaned duke . She enjoys her job and especially verbal sparring with the duke’s guardian, his uncle, Lord Simon.|
|In Katharine Ashe’s I Married the Duke, the first of The Prince Catchers, three sisters are trying to discover which of them will fulfill the family prophecy that one will marry a Prince – in twelve days! The first story finds Arabella falling for ship captain Luc, who is really not who everyone thinks he is. She can’t resist him, nor he her, but he has to uncover who is against his family. But he won’t let a little intrigue stop him from claiming the woman he wants to marry.|
|The 9 Kingdoms series from Lynn Kurland begins from Book 1, Star of the Morning. In that fantasy romance, Morgan is destined to use one of two magical swords to defeat the magician behind the dark forces suppressing the Neroche Kingdom. The two swords are held by the King. The King’s magic is gone, and his brother Miach is determined to save the kingdom himself. He and Morgan clash and are drawn in the beginning of this engrossing series.|
|Karen Hawkins’ Duchess Diaries tells readers How to Capture a Countess. At seventeen, hoyden Rose pursued the man called Lord Sin, but lost her nerve and left him, embarrassed, in a fountain. Six years later he urges his aunt to invite her to an important party so he can exact his revenge. But when he sees her again, revenge is the last thing on his mind.|
|Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck is the first in The Royal Weddings series featuring a modern day setting and a Prince. When her high school sweetheart and boyfriend of twelve years breaks up, Susanna wants only to start over. She gets her wish and more when Prince Nathaniel travels to America for a vacation on St. Simons Island and runs into her under the Lovers Oak.|
|What happens to the Runaway Princess in Hester Browne’s fun love story? Amy Wilde is totally enamored with her boyfriend Leo, who treats her – well, like royalty. Then she learns that he actually is Royalty. But that life is not all fantasy and fun. Amy has to decide if all the trappings and politics are worth it in this fun modern fairy tale.|
Reader Roundup is now shifting to a monthly format rather than bi-weekly. Still, reading these lists in addition to your own writing should keep you happily busy! Do you have ideas for future lists? Be sure to let us know!
Bio: Amy Alessio has enjoyed the advice of teens for over seventeen years in her work as a librarian at the Schaumburg Twp. Library in Illinois. Her first young adult mystery, Taking the High Ground, was published by 4RV Publishing. She wrote Mind Bending Mysterious Services for Teens (ALA Editions, 2013) and co-authored A Year of Programs for Teens 2 with Kim Patton. She is the 2013 Illinois Library Association Young Adult Librarian Award Winner and the Northern Illinois RWA 2013 Librarian of the Year. Information on her blog and presentations on vintage crafts and cookbooks as well as readers advisory topics can be found at http://www.amyalessio.com/.
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