Monday, November 21, 2022

Once Upon A Royal Christmas by Teri Wilson: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

She pretends to be a princess at children’s parties.
But can she melt a real prince’s frosty heart?
Get swept away by a Christmas story from Hallmark
and bestselling author Teri Wilson—
the queen of royal romance!

“I’m Prince Nikolas of San Glacera. Oh, you’ve never heard of us? Well, you’re not the only one. Our country relies on winter tourism, but we’re attracting fewer and fewer visitors. I admit it’s a problem. I just don’t think the solution is an American who likes to play dress-up.

You see, while I was away on a trip, my younger sister convinced the palace to hold a contest. The winner gets to star in our annual Ice Village festivities and accompany our royal family to holiday events.

And who did they choose? Gracie Clark, who runs a children’s party business and performs as—I kid you not—‘Princess Snowflake.’

Of course, I do respect the fact that she volunteers at children’s hospitals. I suppose to some, she might have a certain charm... But the whole cheap spectacle is beneath our dignity.

I’m not going to shirk my duty to my kingdom. I’ll go to every event with her. At least, once Christmas is over, she’ll be gone…”

USA Today Bestselling Author Teri Wilson writes heartwarming contemporary romance with a touch of whimsy. Three of Teri's books have been adapted into Hallmark Channel Original Movies by Crown Media, including UNLEASHING MR. DARCY (plus its sequel MARRYING MR. DARCY), THE ART OF US and NORTHERN LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS, based on her book SLEIGH BELL SWEETHEARTS. She is also a recipient of the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction for her novel THE BACHELOR'S BABY SURPRISE. Teri has a major weakness for crowns, cute animals and pretty dresses, and she loves ballet and Audrey Hepburn films.

Holiday romances are always such a delight to read! And what could make it all the more magical? Throwing in some royalty too... of course! In Once Upon a Royal Christmas, we meet a party Princess Gracie who is trying to expand her business, and having no luck getting anyone to take her seriously. When her friend and business partner enters her into a contest with a thirty-thousand dollar grand prize, it could be just the solution she's looking for... but things take an interesting turn when she finds herself falling for the real life Prince Charming. 

This book is so sweet... there is so much Christmas cheer and tradition with a good blend of romance and humor too. It's very much what one might expect from a Hallmark royal Christmas story, and I mean that in the absolute best way possible! Sure, it could be a little predictable at moments... but I loved every moment. Sometimes I just need a good lighthearted romance, and this certain provided that escape for me! 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Fans of clean, royal love stories are sure to want to check it out! 


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