Monday, 4 April 2011

Book Review: To Marry a Prince by Sophie Page

Bella Greenwood isn’t a fairytale girl. If pushed, she’d probably tell you that her perfect wedding would involve a handful of close friends and family. But as she’s never met anyone she’d like to marry, it’s a moot point.
Until, in a midnight garden, Bella is helped out of an embarrassing situation by a tall, dark, handsome man with laughing eyes. And suddenly her life changes for ever, because the man is the world’s most eligible bachelor: Prince Richard, heir to the throne.

Richard sweeps her off her feet, and before she knows it they’re engaged. Which is when Bella’s problems really begin. Suddenly she is public property, and as if it isn’t enough to have her every move watched – while also learning to curtsy and negotiating the etiquette of how to address her future mother-in-law – she soon finds herself embroiled in bridesmaid politics, a right royal hen night, and a wedding dress controversy that causes a national scandal...

Can this ordinary girl survive the preparations for her very own Royal Wedding?
I’ve always been a big reader but these days due mainly to time constraints I’m a bit fussier about what I read. Generally I only get to read for about 20 minutes in bed and because of that I like to read things that are quite light and easy going and this fits the bill perfectly.

I started reading this one day when I was at home ill and I have to be honest and say that I devoured it in one sitting!!!!! I loved the style that the book was written in and if I could write like this I’d be over the moon.
The lead character Bella is fun if a little straightforward and her relationship with Richard is lovely to read about.....if only it was really this simple to land your Prince ;-) I also really like the fact that the plot line focuses on Bella’s dysfunctional relationships with her Parents and doesn’t rely just on the romantic nature of the story to move it forward.

Of course with the wedding of the decade only being a few weeks away you can’t help but keep Wills & Kate in mind when you are reading especially towards the end as the wedding planning begins in earnest. I don’t think that necessarily a bad thing though!!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and it would definitely make a good beach read. To Marry a Prince will be available to buy from 7th April at around £5.99! Go reserve your copy now!

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