Monday, February 23, 2015

A Real Prince - Debbie Macomber

A Real Prince
Debbie Macomber
Mira, Feb 24 2015, $7.99
ISBN: 9780778315513

“The Bachelor Prince.”  San Lorenzo is in financial trouble due to the nearby strife in the Balkans shutting down the only close international airport and thus keeping tourists away.  Heir to the throne his family has kept for seven centuries and a Duke University grad, Prince Stefano Giorgio Paolo travels to America seeking a very wealthy bride to keep the country from declaring bankruptcy.  His secretary selects shipping magnate’s daughter Priscilla Rutherford as the bride.  However, in the States the royal falls in love with Hope Jordan who can save his heart, but not his kingdom.

“Yesterday's Hero.”  Septuagenarian department head Dr. Brewster explains to marine biologist Leah Talmadge that the Diamantina Islands leadership has a long history of Puritan ethics and will not allow opposite sex singles to share a room.  Thus she and photographer Cain Hawkins agree to a marriage of convenience that they agree ends when they finish their whales’ expedition.  On the islands neither expected to fall in love.

These reprints of 1994 and 1986 romances respectively are likable tales that follow the most likely courses.  Due to the background, ironically each reads like a historical.

Harriet Klausner

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