To Marry a Prince
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To Marry a Prince

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  762 ratings  ·  83 reviews
Can an ordinary girl survive preparations for her very own Royal Wedding?

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 is a moot point. Until, in a midnight garden, Bella is helped out of an embarrassing situation...more
Paperback, 390 pages
Published March 28th 2011 by Arrow
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Catarina
3,5 Fairytale Stars!

Belle it’s a modern girl who doesn’t believe in fairytales. She believes in working her way through life, be adventurous and maybe, someday, find someone who will make you want to settle.
But one day at a party she meets a guy that changes everything…. The only thing is that guy is the Prince of Wales and future king of England.

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They can keep a pretty perfect relationship while their romance is still a secret, but the world as eyes on him 24 hours a day and eventually they’l...more
Ying Yuvejwattana
Five-Royal-Love Stars

This is such a nice surprise for me. I just want to read something royal like my favorite Suddenly Royal (Suddenly, #1) by Nichole Chase and the close one is this.
I am not sure at first as it's quite pricey. But I am so glad I bought it because it turned out to be unputdownable and very fun to read. I read all day without getting any work done. Lucky my boss is not in town.
It's not that sweet dreamy cheesy romance. It has lots of realistic bits on it, but there are some hidden sweetness in there. Prince Richard is a ma...more
Debs
Did what it says on the cover. Maybe I expected too much but for me, nothing really 'happened'. Boy (okay, Prince) meets girl, they fall in love, they meet the parents, they get married. Hmmm. Think what put me off was the way, after five minutes of knowing each other, they started calling each other 'love' so quaintly - something I've only ever heard married-for-thirty-years couples doing. It felt weird. Oh, and the name-change on one of the last pages of MC Bella to 'Beth' - don't mind the odd...more
Anorielt
Für mich war dieses Buch ein Experiment. Ich habe vorher noch nie ein Buch außerhalb des Fantasy und des Krimi Genres gelesen und war mir auch absolut nicht sicher, ob mich so etwas überhaupt begeistern könnte. Jetzt weiß ich es besser. Wie man einen Prinzen heiratet hat mich schon nach wenigen Seiten in seinen Bann gezogen. Bella ist eine junge Frau in die ich mich unglaublich gut hineinversetzen konnte und die man wirklich einfach mögen muss. Zusammen mit ihrer besten Freundin Lottie sorgen di...more
Fiona Marsden
This is a really really sweet love story set in an alternative British universe where King Henry and Queen Jane are on the throne. Our Hero Richard is the Prince of Wales and one night he rescues klutzy Bella from a tangle of vines and potplants. And they fall in love.

The nicest thing about this story is that Richard and Bella are just obviously in love. It is the situation that is fraught with difficulties as Bella must negotiate the world of the Royal family with the attendant perils of protoc...more
JiEun
I was recently on a reading binge that involved a prince with an ordinary girl. Of the books I read in this genre, this was my favorite.

There are parts of this book that are rather trite, but you should expect that even as you first read this book because hey, it's about a royal falling in love with an ordinary girl. So we have Bella, who's been away on a distant island for sevearl months, which explains why she doesn't recognize the prince. She's lovely, she's normal, and she has the air-headed...more
Kerry-Ann McDade
To Marry a Prince is an amazing, stunning, beautiful novel with ordinary girl who marries her Prince! Prince Richard of England!!


Bella Greenwood is a loving, wonderful strong female character who made me laugh and smile through reading the whole entire book.


Richard I adored and not just cause he's the main character but he's so genuine. I loved reading about him. He was such a fantastic character.


Bella and Richard meet at such an awkward and embarrassing moment for her. As she's on the ground...more
Dark Ruby Girl
I really liked this one. Bella Greenwood is an ordinary girl who has just come back into the UK from working abroad on an island. She meets someone at a party not realising that he is in fact Richard, Prince of Wales. They start a whirlwind romance and will they get their happily ever after? I could see this being made into a film. It's not really a naughty romance, although situations are implied, but it is more about their relationships and the things they go through. There are some very funny...more
Chanpreet
(Isa)Bella Greenwood is somewhat of an adventurer. She's just coming back from a year on an island and is somewhat stranded. She's got nowhere to go, but her best friend Lottie (Charlotte) takes her in. They go to this posh work party of Lottie's and Bella ends up meeting the heir to the British throne, Richard, but she doesn't even know it. And once she realizes who he is, days later, she's really hurt, but eventually they decide to try to have a secret relationship. But life doesn't always go...more
Elizabeth Bailey
I loved this book. It was a complete page-turner, couldn't put it down. Fortunately I didn't have to because I had a journey to do while I was reading it and could read almost straight through! The hero was to die for, the heroine was lovely, and the whole fantasy element of an alternative royal family had me completely hooked. It was beautifully written, the characters were completely believable and I was rooting for the happy ending from the start. There were no stupid misunderstandings and th...more
ѕєяєηιтι
3,5

Benim çok sevdiğim konulardan biri okumayı özellikle filmlerde izlemeyi sevdiğim bir konu bu kitabıda önlere alma sebebim konusuydu.

Beğendim kitabı diyebilirim ama çokta süper değildi. Konu olay döngüsü güzel aslında ama yazar sanki tam olarak yazamamış içini dolduramamış gibi geldi. Kitap okumaktan çok film senaryosu gibiydi derinlik yoktu sanki oldu bitti hızlı hızlı gittik sona doğru o yüzden tam istediğimi yakalayamadım şahsen.. biraz hafif kaldı diyebiliriz.

Yine de arada boşta güzelce ok...more
Buchoholiker .
Nach 10 Monaten auf einer Insel, auf der sie Fische gezählt hat, kehrt Bella nach London zurück. Da ihre Mutter und ihr Stiefvater über das Wochenende eine Menge Gäste zu Hause haben können sie sie nicht aufnehmen und sie kommt bei ihrer Freundin Lottie unter. Diese nimmt sie auch direkt mit auf eine angesagt Party auf der Bella einen sympathischen jungen Mann kennen, den sie auf Grund der Dunkelheit nicht erkennt. Wie sich ein paar Tage später herausstellt ist dieser Mann kein anderer als der e...more
Talli Roland
Let me first say that I'm not really into royal 'stuff' - princesses, kings, queens, etcetera do not excite me in the least. But what I like about this book is that the main character, Bella, isn't into that, either. She *is* into the Prince, though! I love how Sophie Page manages to turn a tired old tale of 'commoner makes good' into a modern, heart-warming and extremely readable story. If only the tabloids could manage the same...!
Liz Fielding
This book is just a delight. Bella makes an ass of herself at a party and is rescued by Prince Charming. Oh no... Make that Prince Deceitful...

Funny, emotional, I loved every minute, especially the worst New Year party ever!
Sabine
Isabella Greenwood hat die letzten 10 Monate auf einer Insel verbracht - wortwörtlich! Ihr Ex-Freund hat sie unter der falschen Voraussetzung, er hätte einen super Job als Ökologe für sie, mit auf eine mehr oder weniger verlassene Insel genommen, wo sie dann als seine Assistentin so tolle Sachen gemacht hat wie Fische zählen. Nachdem sie sich lange genug hat ausnutzen lassen, ist sie nun zurück in London. Da ihre Mutter und ihr Stiefvater wegen einer Party keinen Platz für sie haben, zieht sie b...more
Elizabeth
This is a believable fairy tale romance and I enjoyed reading it. The story read fast in the first half and then levelled out a bit as preparations where being made for the royal wedding. At times I did not like Prince Richard a whole lot, especially when he would suddenly give Bella the cold shoulder, but I did enjoy getting lost in the story of a plain girl marrying the Prince of Wales (albeit as I read from another review, in an alternate scenario). It was a light romance and left me with a w...more
Once Upon A Page
Bella Greenwood is your typical girl, albeit a tad- okay, more than a tad- on the clumsy side. Returning home after spending the greater part of a year on an island, counting fish of all things, she returns to England, wanting to get her life back in order.

After following Francis abroad with the promise of a proper job after working as an unpaid intern under his charge, she finds out Francis was leading her on. Though rather taken with him at first, she realizes that his false promises of a care...more
Hinken
Darum geht es:
Die tollpatschige Bella Greenwood bringt sich während einer Party im Dunkeln in eine Situation, aus der sie sich allein nicht mehr befreien kann. Zum Glück eilt ihr ein Mann zu Hilfe, der sehr nett zu sein scheint. Als Bella tags darauf ihr Handy vermisst, ruft sie sich kurzerhand selber an und hat prompt ihren Retter an der Strippe. Die beiden verabreden sich und Bella muss entsetzt feststellen, dass es sich bei dem liebenswürdigen Fremden um niemand geringeren als den britischen...more
Bianca
"»... Hallo, ich bin Bella Greenwood.« Sie streckte ihm die Hand hin.
Doch statt sie höflich zu schütteln, stand er auf und ging vor dem Sofa auf ein Knie, während er ihre Hand in seine beiden Hände nahm.
O mein Gott, dachte sie verblüfft.
»Ich bin Richard, Erbe des britischen Throns. Ich sah dich in einem mondbeschienenen Innenhof und konnte es nicht erwarten, dich kennen zu lernen.«
Wow!, dachte sie. Laut sagte sie: »Du bist verrückt. Weißt du das?«
»Du kannst so etwas nicht zu dem Thronerben sagen...more
seelenpuzzle
Eine Inhaltsangabe spare ich mir hier mal.
Den Anfang fand ich gar nicht mal so schlecht (sonst hätte ich es vermutlich nicht zuende gelesen). Ab der Hälfte wurde es jedoch abstrus. Die Autorin hat wohl versucht so viel wie möglich in die Zeitspanne von einem halben Jahr zu packen. Ausserdem waren es teils nur noch Zusammenfassungen vom "Geschehen", unterbrochen von ein paar Dialogen und kleinen Katastrophen die keine waren. schade...
Amber Ford
I’ve been on a royalty kick here recently. To Marry a Prince was a book recommended by Amazon once I’d finished reading Suddenly Royal and Once Upon a Prince. I loved the British-isms in this book. The story is that of ecologist Bella Greenwood and how she unknowingly befriends HHR Richard. Bella is a klutz and finds herself tangled among a bunch of plants and ivy at a party. The patio is dark and Bella has been away from society for several months that she doesn’t immediately recognize Prince R...more
Sunny
It's shallow yes, and the king and queen (especially the queen) are stunningly unrealistic. Not that I know many queens, but still, I think a queen would be far more formidable than this one is. That said, this was a sweet fun read and I wish there had been a follow up.
Dean MacKinnon-Thomson
2/5

Good for a once through if you find yourself between more solid novels.

The plot? Limited. Not much happening, until a rush of disjointed semi-amusing 'incidents' in final third. I get a strong feeling the author used those events to string this out to 'novel length'

Alright, but for most part nothing actually happens beyond warm fuzz (not bad, if its what you want/like)

Characterisation? Respectably average. Ive seen a he k lot worse stuff published with poorer characterisation.

Prose: BAD. Sor...more
Laura Cottam
one of those cute books that you can just read and enjoy and not have to think about too much, very much enjoyed but not exactly something I'm going to remember a year from now.
Majuchan
A light read novel.

I have to agree with Aiashine. When I first read he description, I remember Prince William and Kate's story.

it follows a girl that just arrived at London, from her 10 months long misadventure in the tropics. She met awkwardly her recently broken-hearted prince charming at a party. Their communication didn't stop there, with the help of a missing phone. The two fell in love instantly, and tried to hide their relationship until one day they could not just hide it anymore, due to...more
Idil
this came up under 'suggested books' when you click on The One and it looked good and i didnt expect to like it but it was actually cute, and nice.
Jordan Moreland
I like To Marry a Prince, but it also was just a little to slow for me and lacked some excitement. Other than that it was a cute book!
Andrea
This was a cute, easy read. Chick lit at its best...a marry a prince fairytale story to boot! Cute and fun!
Emma
I enjoyed the story line in this book. I found though it had no descriptions, no passion and spelling mistakes.
Christina
Bella Greenwood may not consider herself a fairytale sort of girl, but this novel is definitely a fairytale for grown-ups, which means it's exactly my kind of book. I love fairytales and this story has all the best ingredients - gorgeous prince, courageous (would-be) princess, wicked older woman, rival and a whole host of other brilliant characters. I really liked the way this "fairytale" was given a modern slant and loved the subtle rewriting of English history with the royal line coming down f...more
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Sophie is the pen name of Jenny Haddon, who also writes under her own name and as Sophie Weston. She lives in London.


Jenny Haddon was born in London, England, where she always returns after the travels that she loves. When she was small, her mother couldn't bear reading aloud, so her mother taught her to read at an appallingly precocious age. She wrote her first book with her own illustrations at...more
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