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2.5 stars. This book presented an intriguing plotline--a spinsterish schoolmistress charged with preparing a disagreeable and unattractive German princess for her royal marriage. However, the Princess Isabella Wittelsbach of Schleswig-Holstein-Gundorp-Thoningen is not her only pupil, and therein lies the problem. No fewer than four romances (if one can call them that, in view of the short shrift they are given) take place over the course of this 193-page novel, which means that less than fifty ...more