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Some Enchanted Evening (Lost Princesses #1)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  1,875 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Once upon a time . . .

in a kingdom high in the Pyrenees, three young princesses were forced to flee the chaos in their land—vanishing without a trace and lost to their people . . . until the day a courageous prince can bring the princesses home.

One of Scotland's most dangerous men, Robert MacKenzie is dazzled by the enchanting beauty who rides into the town he is sworn to
Published April 26th 2005 by Avon (first published June 29th 2004)
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3.5 Stars!This was picked for me as my December Pick-It-For-Me book over in Western and Medieval Romance Lovers. I forgot to read it in December... whoops. Catching up a few days late, but I got it done! I read book two of the series last year, and liked it pretty well. It had left me curious about the other two sisters. I don't know why I put off reading this one for so long. Christina Dodd used to be an auto-buy author for me back in the day, but I haven't read as much of her stuff in the last ...more
If Ms. Dodd has any feeling for the manners and mores of the times she is writing about, she frequently sacrifices it to meet her plot's demands. This book is no exception. You have a heroine who thinks she could effectively knee a man while wearing the typical long dresses with petticoats of the day. You have a heroine who travels untouched and unchaperoned through the countryside in a time when no woman could safely travel unescorted. You have a heroine who is touting cosmetics in an age when ...more
The three princesses of Beaumontagne have been lost for years. People are after them, wishing both harm and rescue, and they are trying to stay one step ahead. Clarice and Amy have been running a racket selling "royal secret" creams and unguents to make the less than fair townsfolk beautiful. But Clarice gets more than she bargains for when they ride into Freya Crags. The Earl of Hepburn is as handsome as he is tortured. Yeah, they're totally going to fall in love.
The main plot, as well as a cou
Mar 25, 2012 Julie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical Romance Lovers!
A sweet story of a Princess, one of three sisters actually, who escapes with her youngest sister from their war-torn, tiny kingdom after the death of the King, their father and the disappearance of their grandmother. Because of the deceit of a close advisor, the sisters are left to fend for themselves in a foreign country, and Clarice becomes the mastermind behind a scheme to peddle their royal, family secrets to the beauty achieved by Princesses. During her attempts to sell these unique beauty ...more
The first book in a trilogy. Fairly enjoyable; I might read the others.

Clarice is a princess without a country. She is exile with her little sister, hiding from those intent on taking her country and removing her grandmother from power. She is the second sister of three, and travels around peddling beauty products to young ladies throughout the UK. Undercover (so to speak), she calls herself a princess but doesn't say where she is from, which seems strange to me, but I will let it go. Classic hi
Brit Blaise
I just typed a long review and lost it. This time I'm making it short and sweet. I loved it!

I have a hardback copy that sat in my tbr for considerable time...and now I regret not reading it much sooner. However, since I want to read about the other two lost princesses...will I be able to buy them in paperback? One can hope.
Aku kasih 3.5 tp kaga ada cuil2an si, bintangnya musti full hahahaha :P

Kerajaan Beaumontagne, aku jg ga yakin lokasinya disebelah mana, kalo dari deskripsi novel si daerah Spanyol ke sono lagi *dtabok*, yah pokoknya series ini tentang 3 Putri kerajaan Beaumontagne yang terbuang (diungsikan).

Putri ke 2 : Princess Clarice, nama panjangnya aku ga apal.. panjang banget hmpfh
Claire berusia belasan ketika dia dan Princess Amy, adik bungsunya diusir dari sekolah asrama di Inggris karena neneknya tida
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Fresca, perfecta para pasar una tarde en un mullido y cómodo sofá. Con un protagonista masculino que es por supuesto un seductor encantador, rico y con un carácter un tanto salvaje y una princesa exiliada que lucha con ingenio y belleza para sobrevivir junto a su hermana, lejos de su país natal.

Nada trascendental ni muy original, ligera, rápida de leer y entretenida, nada más.
เราชอบบุคลิกพระเอกนะคะ เขาดูดาร์ก, เป็นเจ้าข้าวเจ้าของ และซึนพิกล
แต่เรารู้สึกว่ามันยังไม่สุดอ่ะค่ะ อธิบายไม่ถูก อาจเป็นเพราะคนเขียนไม่ได้อธิบายละเอียดว่าเหตุการณ์ในอดีตอะไรที่ทำให้เขาเป็นทุกข์ขนาดนั้น

แต่เราคิดว่าเพื่อนพระเอกและตัวละครอีกตัวหนึ่งที่ออกมาตอนท้ายเรื่องน่าสนใจมาก และคนหลังนี้เป็นพระเอกคนหนึ่งในซีรี่ย์นี้ด้วย
OK, so I read this after the third book in the trilogy. So I kinda knew what was going to happen. This still kept my attention.

Clarice, the second of three princesses in exile and in hiding because of a revolution in their kingdom, has been supporting herself and her younger sister by hawking cosmetics--and by playing out a bit of a con wherever they go. This town is different, though, in that it is the township the Earl of Hepburn, a dour man who just happens to need an accomplished actress to
This is the first in a trilogy about the Princesses of Beaumontagne. It is historical romantic fiction with the first novel set in Scotland in 1808. As with all of Dodd's female characters, Clarice is smart, independent, and fun to spend time with. Robert, the male lead, is dark and troubled after his years of war. With the help of Clarice and his sister Millicent he finds he can be the man he once was. Clarice is the middle sister and since their exile from Beaumontagne has been guardian to her ...more
Setelah membaca "candle in The Window", membaca buku ini serasa minum es teh manis setelah makan kue triple coklat-nya Harvest, ga berasa.

Jalan ceritanya agak membingungkan, terkesan ada intrik, tapi ternyata intrik yg ada cuma begitu doang. Emosi Clarice terhadap Hapburn maupun sebaliknya juga kurang terasa, terkesan terburu2. Gw malah lebih suka dengan karakter Amy, lebih hidup, lebih ada emosinya n membuat gw makin penasaran dengan kisah dibuku berikutnya.

Ntah memang terjemahannya yang kuran
Mahareni Maldini
3,75 ahhhh...

Well, dibanding The Pirate Lord - Surga Sang Bajak Laut (Lord Trilogy, #1) by Sabrina Jeffries yang garing, aku lebih suka ini. Lebih seru and ada baku hantamnya.

Biasa saja daku sama Clarice. Benci enggak, suka juga enggak. Cuma itu, kayaknya gampang amat ngasih virginity-nya ke Robert. Gak pake tarik ulur segala macem, langsung tancap gas aja...haha. Menurutku sih, ada sisi bitchy juga dalam diri Clarice. Terliat dari bed scene-nya di mana Clarice ingin mendominasi Robert.

Ah, pengin baca next book-nya. Tapi paling bikin penasaran critanya Sorcha+Rainger.
Tina Kennedy
2.5 the characters barely like each other. Why would they get together? Not very historical either but if you are willing to turn your brain off it was ok.
Oh man, completely ridiculous- yet I'll still read the next one. Sheesh.
The plot was just ok. Too many sex scenes for my liking. I will not be reading the other books in this series.
i realized i had read this one before but christina dodd is a pleasure to read again. clarice is a strong and resourceful heroine and i enjoyed it.
I do so hate when authors get lazy and throw away the ending. That's how this one felt. Some Enchanted Evening is a romance novel. So we readers basically know what's going to happen before we read the first page. And Dodd delivered a wonderful romance between an exiled princess and a Scottish laird. I was swept up in the story already excited to read about Amy (probably the heroine in the next novel of the series.) But the ending was just so bad. Too quick I suppose.
Jillian Eaton
I got this novel at a local used bookstore because I fell in love with the cover. I also thought the premise sounded unique. All in all it was a good read, although it lagged in parts, especially in the beginning (at least for me). I almost liked the hero more than the heroine which doesn't happen very often, and their "insta-love" felt a little disjointed, but other than that I thought it was very well written and a sweet fairy tale type of story. 3/5 stars.
Christina Dodd does a wonderful job making her characters easy to relate to and making you feel like you are in the historical time period. This is quite a steamy, romantic tale for being set in the early 1800's! I enjoyed book one about Princess Clarice and hope to enjoy the other two books in the Lost Princesses trilogy: book two The Barefoot Princess which is about Princess Amy, and book three The Prince Kidnaps a Bride which is about Princess Sorcha.
I would say this is more a 2.5.

After reading textbooks for two months, I wanted to read something light and fun. I liked the idea of the exiled princesses. I liked the characters. The deception thing was a little far fetched and over done. It was a good first novel to set up the series. I'm more interested in the romance between the Prince and the eldest sister, so I might just skip the second book altogether to read that one.
Jaycee Limutau
LIke I said about the other two books in the lost princess series....It is technically a historical fiction but I got sucked into the story not realizing the writing type of the author, which is quite scandalize. I enjoyed all three stories but wouldn't put it on my "good books" list. Needless to say I won't
be reading Christina Dodd again....I'll keep to my tame Debbie MacComber romances.
I think this was a goodreads recommend... i know it wasn't one i found on my own. Anyway, it was fine. It was a little too lite for me. The characters were o.k. and I'm sure I'll end up reading the next two just because I can't help it but there are much better reads out there. Still a fan of Dodd. I love Scottland too, this just wasn't done traditional Scottland Laird style.
I'm used to Dodd's Darkness Chosen books (which are mmmmm mmmmm goood! :D) This was my first book by her which wasn't... like those? I don't want to give too much away ha. But it was super, super cute, I loved it. It was soooo difference from the Darkness Chosen books, but there was still the same, humor and drama and poignancy and sexxxyness and ...... I loved it ;)
I really enjoyed this book! Wasn't your typical historical romance book where man captures princess and ends up falling in love with her. I will admit I had a hard time getting into it at the beginning, but it really did get more interesting a few chapters in. I guess the background information was necessary though. I'll definately be picking up book 2!
Yulia Anggraini
Semuax terjadi dalam waktu singkat...
Klo g salah tangkep,dari pertama kli mereka bertemu,uhuk2 pertamax,sampai scene pamungkasx semuax terjadi cuma dalam 4hari...pokokx g lebih dari seminggu... :|
sayangx pas the end x kok g dapet n brasa emosix...klo g dah aq kasih 4*...

Lebih penasaran am kisahx sang pangeran n tunanganx(lupa namax :p)...
This is the first in her Princess series. It was good read, I enjoyed it and liked the way it ended. I'm really looking forward to the next one, the Barefoot Princess. I am glad that I got this from the library, while I liked it enough, I don't think it's a keeper or a reread for me.
What a great story! I laughed and cried many times! Such wonderful writing and really engaging characters!! I love this authors work!!

Loved the princesses adventures. This was a great start to the series!

I am currently on a Regency kick and this one was terrific!!
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