Once a Princess (Cardinia's Royal Family #1)
Once Upon A Time...In a rustic Mississippi tavern, a beautiful exiled princess was forced to dance for the pleasure of othersunaware of her regal birthright...and infuriated by a magnificent golden-eyed devil who crossed an ocean to possess her.From A Far Off Land...
A bold and brazen prince came to America to claim his promised bride. But the spirited vixen spurned his af...more
I remember something about a tavern wench with a birthmark being a long lost princess(lol, I wonder if that would hold up in court. I need to collect my long, lost inheritance!), and her being rather lovely, if it weren't for those pesky men harassing her, so she ashes up her face to look like a leper and men are teh scarez o...more
Book 1: Once A Princess
Stefan Barany is to become King and must go and retrieve his future queen from America, where she was hidden as a baby to keep her alive. Her father, the King at that time, had put to death the son of a Baron for murder, in turn the Baron promised to kill off all of the Janacek's, and the feud and deaths continued. All but Tatiana survived because she was sent away.
Tanya had a terrible life. The people who took her in as a baby owned a tavern and treated her like...more
True? Yes, it is true. It’s not a lie. However, to me, the synopsis is worded in such a way that to me it indicated that she is a dancer. In other words, present tense. This is not so. Perhaps someone can say this is my own fault, because the synopsis didn’t lie, it was merely my own interpretation of it. Thus, how can I be upset.
In any event, the...more
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Once a Princess ceritanya tentang Princess Tatiana yang sejak bayi diungsikan ke Amerika karna hidupnya terancam pembunuhan oleh musuh kerajaan, bahkan dia merupakan satu2nya keturunan keluarga Janacek yang tersisa. Sayangnya pengungsiannya itu tidak berjalan seperti yang direncanakan, pengasuhnya terserang penyakit dan meninggal sesaat setelah sampai di Amerika. Jadilah Tatiana hidup susah dibawah asuhan suami istri pemilik bar dan...more
I really enjoyed this book right from the start....more
I hated the idea of spanking in the book. I mean, what the hell people? If the girl did something wrong, why go ahead and spank her for it? She was an adult and what they were doing was against her will , so then she should be spanked for that. And even before the wedding, they joked about spanking. Tanya too. How...more
Dan, pilihan pertama jatuh pada buku ini (itu juga atas rekomendasi & repiu dari beberapa teman yang sudah lebih ‘senior’ dalam melahap noveL2 HR, gw kan newbe dalam dunia per-HR-an)
Well, dari awal gw sudah suka sama jalinan ceritanya, esmosi gw sempet ikutan naik-turun baca ni noveL, meski yah…..rada mangkeL juga sebenernya sama si Stefan. But sudahLah…..yang p...more
Waktu beberapa penerbit di Indonesia mulai rajin menerbitkan novel-novel Johanna Lindsey, aku sama sekali tak tergerak untuk beli, karena hampir semua novelnya sudah kubaca, baik berupa buku fisik maupun buku elektronik. Lagipula,lebih asyik baca dalam bahasa aslinya, dan jelas tidak ada acara sensor-menyensor :)
Tapi memang daya tarik buku obral susah dilawan. Melihat Dastan buka obralan di Gramedia Plangi, tahu-tahu beberapa novel sudah masuk kantong belanjaan dan salah satunya novel...more
Buku ke1 seri Cardinia's Royal Family.
Love the story... Love Tanya and Stefan...
Highly recomended. You must read by your self...
Alkisah disebuah kerajaan bernama Cardinia, bertahta seorang raja Janacek. Satu hari raja Janacek menghukum mati putra seorang bangsawan yg berpengaruh yg terbukti membunuh istrinya sendiri dihadapan 5 orang saksi yg memberatkan. Stambolof sang ayah tidak menerima keputusan raja, malah balik memfitnah putra mahkota yg telah membunuh menantunya karena masa lalu...more
i dont know how to review this book. but this book is awesome! first time baca ni, masa tahun 2006..and seriously, tak pernah jemu baca sampailah sekarang...
i love this book just like how my mama loved this book...:)
The hero is a prince from a fictional country, the...more
ONCE UPON A TIME...
In a rustic Mississippi tavern, a beautiful exiled princess was forced to dance for the pleasure of others--unaware of her regal birthright ... and infuriated by a magnificent, golden-eyed devil who crossed an ocean to possess her.
FROM A FAR OFF LAND...
A bold and brazen prince came to America to claim his promised bride. But the spirited vixen spurned his affections while inflaming his royal blood with passion's fire... impelling virile Stefan Barany to take in sen...more
Awww, a Cinderella/rags to riches story, my favorite! Well this was a pleasant and fun romantic historical: Tanya just wants her years of hard work and pain to pay off and own the tavern belonging to her so called “stepfather.” The prize gets closer and closer till four men show up an claim that she is the long lost princess of a small European country and has to come with them so she can marry the king, well, this obviously crashes all her current goals and makes chaos of her former life...more
Sejak awal ayahnya menyuruhnya menjemput calon istrinya yang terkenal cantik karena memiliki orang tua yang cantik, Stefan memang tidak mau menurutinya. Namun karena itu adalah wasiat terakhir saat ayahnya sedang sekarat, akhirnya Stefan setuju untuk menjemput calon istrinya itu. Hal paling ditakuti Stefan adalah wanita itu akan merasa jijik padanya karena bekas luka yang dimilikinya.
Setelah bertemu dengan Tanya dan wanita itu tidak pernah mau meluruskan k...more
Original ratings - 5 stars
Re-read - 4 stars
I have read this book multiple times starting in my teens and it's always been a favourite. It still is but reading it this time, a few things niggled at me which hadn't before. I guess I'm over the OMGILOVELOVELOVETHISBOOK stage. I still think it's cracktastic.
It's got all the WTF stuff I love - tavern wench whose a lost princess and is beeyoo-tiful but disguises her beauty to preserve teh virginity for the super duper dark her...more
I read the 2nd book before I picked up this and only convinced myself that I want to read this today, this morning. It was like a Cinderella story with a transcontinental setting and a Prince (or King) UnCharming.
The hero, Stephen is one angry man. So, generally you don't find a HR hero who has anger management issues (to the point of being dangerous and borderline ab...more
This is the story of Tanya who grew up poor and working for a mean spirited man named Dobbs in his Tavern. When Dobbs becomes ill, Tanya’s luck seems to be on the rise as she is able to run the Tavern and finally have a taste of freedom. That is until Stefan walks into her life with his three friends.
They have come to collect Tanya home to Cardinia to get married to Stefa...more
In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey, becom...more
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He didn't budge. "It would be a misconception on your part, little Tanya, if you are thinking I have to be angry to make love to you." His head bent, his lips grazing her cheek all the way to her ear. With his warm breath sending tingles all over her, he continued in a whisper, "I wanted you last night, today a dozen times, right now more than ever. Tell me to love you, Tanya. Demand it of me!”
"What was that?"
"I Want You.”