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The Barefoot Princess (Lost Princesses #2)

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Once upon a 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 each princess home.

Life in exile has taught the passionate Princess Amy to hate injustice, and on the enchanting English isle of Summerwind, she finds inj
Paperback, 363 pages
Published January 31st 2006 by Avon (first published 2006)
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Jun 25, 2007 Letitia rated it did not like it
Didn't really enjoy this book past the first few chapters. Dodd's ability with words can only disguise her one-dimensional characters and contrived plot for so long...
Meh. What an outset, and what a letdown. Thanks to modern publishing customs, even Dodd did indeed become bad, or lazy. I had feared as much - I'd not usually buy anything about "princesses" but Dodd had been different and good before. Now she does not even write (out) the letters that infuriate the villainous uncle, so narrow has her writing become. She tries to stick to the woman-loves-loving-when-not-overpowered but - but. Hero starts crochetting lace at one point, but that is also only told. ...more
Feb 22, 2009 Donna rated it liked it
This is a quick flowing, amusing historical romance. Princess Amy has been in hiding since her father sent her 2 sisters and her out of the country before he was killed in a revolt. Amy has taken on the cause of the English villagers who have protected her. She decides to kidnap The Early of Northcliff and hold him for ransom so they can use the ransom money to pay for the repairs he has neglected to provide. It sounds like a fool proof plan except his uncle refuses to pay the ransom since he wa ...more
Aug 08, 2009 Shea rated it liked it
Amy, the youngest of the Lost Princesses of Beaumontagne has set out on her own to live her own life and find her own destiny. She ends up destitute and is taken in by a sweet old woman on the small island of Summerwind. Miss Victorine doesn't have much but shares all she has with Amy. The village of Summerwind has fallen on hard times since their lord, the Marquess of Northcliff, has ignored their plight and stolen their one chance to provide for themselves. The villagers, spearheaded by Amy an ...more
Aug 25, 2009 Amy rated it liked it
Christina Dodd is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. This particular book had quite a few grammatical mistakes that slowed me down but overall the story was fun and well thought out.

I hadn't realized it was the second in a somewhat connected series based off all three sisters, so I am considering reading the other two.
May 25, 2010 Maria rated it really liked it
Still not much history in it, but I enjoyed this one a bit more than the others I've read. I guess because I liked the two main characters a lot. On the other hand, the letters written to Uncle Harrison were so obvious, I can't figure out why he didn't smell a rat right away. Ms. Dodd needs to work on her plots a bit more.
Marcella Burnard
Jul 20, 2010 Marcella Burnard rated it liked it
A sweet, fun, breezy read - another good vacation book. It's interesting to me how several hundred pages go buy during which very little actually happens, which, of course, is nonsense. There's plenty happening, but it's psychological (internal as opposed to external) conflict. Christina Dodd has a lock on that psychological drama and the interplay between people.
Oct 09, 2010 Judith rated it liked it
I found this book to be a fast and fun read. I really liked the chemistry between Amy and Jermyn, and his shackled leg definitely added to the humor and sexual tension. There was also an interesting cast of secondary characters, including Ms. Victorine and Jermyn's valet. And the heroine did not make herself needlessly difficult, but was refreshingly obliging. Towards the end, however, the plot became a little weak with respect to the problem of Jermyn's uncle, whose resolution was pat and unins ...more
Dec 25, 2010 Nancy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Amy Rosabel, a displaced princess of Beaumontagne, kidnaps the Marquess of Northcliff to make him realize the plight of his villagers, victims of his neglect. Jermyn Edmonson, manacled in her cellar, isn’t alarmed. He believes his Uncle Harrison, in charge of his fortune, will readily pay the ransom. But when his wily relative refuses, Jermyn is left to wonder at his uncle’s true motives and he begins to plot his own escape. The trouble is, does he really want to be released from the lovely temp ...more
Feb 08, 2011 Lizm rated it liked it
A few interesting twists in the bodice ripper genre, and well-written. Steamy and realistic enough love scenes to entertain adolescents, (especially females). Protagonists were well developed, but suppporting characters lacked enough development and depth to truly play up the conflicts and give enough political and social background of the time. There is a reference to a "beaded lace machine." I would have enjoyed a description of 17th century technology. I guess I wanted more. I would give this ...more
Jun 12, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it
Amy doesn't want to be a princess. She wants to explore the world, be unrefined, and have adventures. Fortunately for her, she's a princess in exile with assassins after her. She finds a temporary haven on the isle of Summerwind. The residents have been neglected by their lord, so they decide to kidnap him to teach him a lesson. Obviously, he and Amy end up falling in love.
Amy is delightful: witty, defiant, spirited, and clever. Lord Northcliffe is rather highhanded, demanding, and alpha, but I
Rose May
Jun 25, 2011 Rose May rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: c
Note: This review, and all my reviews, comes from my blog - Romantic Rose's Bookshelf (

Book 2 in the Lost Princesses Series

This book started out great… and got progressively worse, which was terribly disappointing. In the beginning, when our princess-in-hiding, Amy Rosabel, kidnaps our hero, Lord Northcliff (Jermyn Edmondson), with the intention of making him take notice of the poor way his tenants are living, the scenes are sarcastic, humorous, and witty.
Su Halfwerk
Jul 30, 2011 Su Halfwerk rated it it was ok
The book had an interesting plot that started strong, with a definite humorous angle to it. A strong minded heroine, a stubborn and a bit of a jerk hero, a possible disappearance to be explained.
I couldn't understand from where the shift in the hero's nature came. he was a jerk at one moment, and suddenly he was fixing all his errors because Amy showed him that his approach to running his business was wrong. How? Through the few judgmental statements she threw at him? I couldn't buy it.
Apr 25, 2012 Kit★ rated it liked it
3.5 Stars! Not a lot of thought went into selecting this one as my next read, it was more or less random. I'd found it at Goodwill months ago and bought it because Dodd's always been a favorite romance author of mine. Reading this one actually kinda made me want to go back and re-read some of my old favorites by her (most notably is A Well Favored Gentleman, man I used to love that one). This one was good too. I'll admit the premise was a little silly to me at first, what with the whole 'exiled ...more
Dec 25, 2011 Kathy rated it liked it
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Jul 13, 2012 Maura rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency
I really adored Princess Amy! I admired her good heart and determination. I liked the interaction between the leads especially when hero was restrained. I liked that the hero grew in his understanding and love for his villiage and subjects. Included were a couple of great escapes from the villian! I enjoyed the supporting characters and how the author utilized them just the right way.
May 08, 2012 Michele rated it liked it
Book Two of the Lost Princesses trilogy is Amy's story. I liked the banter between Amy and Lord Northcliff very much but somehow the characters didn't seem quite as developed as they were in Some Enchanted Evening (Book One). There were a few interesting plot twists, one of which was a surprise involving Northcliff's mother. I did enjoy the story overall and look forward to reading The Prince Kidnaps a Bride (Book Three), Sorcha's story.
Feb 07, 2012 Kristy rated it really liked it
There's nothing like moving backwards through a series. haha I started with the third book, and then read the second. I guess I should look for the first book next.

It's been a couple of weeks since I read this book so I'm not going to bother trying to remember all my thoughts on this book, but I remember enjoying it. It was a nice light read.
May 13, 2012 Anna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: physical-books
I adored this book. I've always found the kidnapping then falling in love story rather trite and bizarre. Yet with the hero being kidnapped by the heroine, I found myself enjoying every moment. Maybe I'm just enjoying the man fulfilling a role that women traditionally take in this genre for once.

Amy got on my nerves a bit. She seemed petulant and childish for someone of her age, especially given the historical period the story took place. Jermyn was a jerk and equally childish at the very beginn
Jan 06, 2013 Sari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#3.5 untuk jalan cerita dan karakter didalamnya, #0.5 untuk terjemahannya. Terjemahan buku ini sungguh membuat pusing, bahasa yang dipake agak aneh n sulit dicerna, bukan krn typo atau salah kalimat, cuma bahasa yang dipakai agak tidak pas dan terkesan kaku sehingga agak membuat sulit ketika awal2 membacanya. Untung jalan ceritanya lebih bagus dari buku pertama. Karakter Amy lebih menyenangkan utk dibaca. Jermyn sebagai sang Hero juga tidak semenyebalkan para Lord2 biasanya. Suka interaksi merek ...more
Jan 14, 2013 ies rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
3 bintang karena ga se Hot buku ke 1 dan karakternya Amy yang gw ga gitu suka, terlalu keras kepala dan pegang kendali kwkwkwkw... *edisi suka2 yg baca*

Princess Amy Rosabel, putri bungsu dari kerajaan Beaumontagne dan amat-sangat berharap bahwa dia bukanlah seorang Princess, baginya menjadi Princess sama dengan petaka dan hidup penuh aturan. Amy berusia 9th ketika diungsikan ke Inggris dan berusia 12th ketika diusir dari sekolah berasramanya. Amy pergi menjelajahi Inggris bersama kakak nya Prin
Andrea Hussey
Feb 06, 2013 Andrea Hussey rated it it was ok
I don’t like when authors start out having the main character be a child. It ruins them in my eyes. For example:
She hated grandmamma. Hated her, hated her, hated her.
Calling her grandma a dragon and repeating hate 3 times was just stupid. I get it; kids are prone to melodramatics and tantrums. But it’s just stupid, stupid, stupid.

Jeremy Edmonson was immediately interesting.

I liked Amy. She was a strong character with a sense of humor. She was mad at him and stuck to it, and she got som
Katherine 黄爱芬
Setelah lama tidak bertemu dengan tokoh hero yang geblek dan ajaib.... sekaranglah saatnya!!!! Jermyn, Marquess of Northcliff terbukti sudah super ke-PEDE-an.

Berawal Amy, si princess Beaumontaigne, si bungsu yang liar, yang melarikan diri dari kakaknya di Skotlandia. Kemudian Amy berkomplot dengan Miss Victorine untuk menculik Jermyn dan meminta tebusan 10.000 pounds kepada pamannya. Sial bagi Jermyn, pamannya yang memang sudah mengharapkan Jermyn untuk mati muda, tidak menghiraukan ancaman ters
Jillian Eaton
Apr 03, 2013 Jillian Eaton rated it really liked it
After liking (but not loving) the first novel in this trilogy, I was a little hesitant in reading the second. Two chapters in and I couldn't wait to finish it. I loved Amy as the heroine. She was spunky, fresh, high spirited, and hilarious. The love story was quick paced and believable with lots of chemistry. I also really enjoyed the secondary characters, which made The Barefoot Princess really come together for me. An easy 4/5 stars.
Adriana Fogaça
Jul 07, 2013 Adriana Fogaça rated it it was amazing
Lost Princesses 2/3
A Princesa Descalça
Christina Dodd
BestSeller 119

É incrível, o que uma mulher tem de fazer, para que um homem, cair em si.

E perceber as besteiras que estava fazendo.

No caso da mocinha desta estória ela teve que acorrentá-lo.

Mas, para desalento da pobre mocinha.

Essa atitude da início a uma série de acontecimentos inesperados.



Mahareni Sukadi
3,75 lagi aja deh. Suka gak mudeng sama urut-urutan jalan cerita saking terjemahannya yang menjengkelkan. Berasa baca buku terbitan Elex yang terjemahannya gaje itu.

Entah gara-gara terjemahannya, bagian-bagian Jermyn ditawan lumayan bikin boring. Mulai seru pas mendekati akhir.

Kok gak bisa suka sama Amy ya? Ternyata dia gak beda jauh sama Clarice, sukanya mendominasi kalo lagi di bed.

Duh, penasaran sama ceritanya Sorcha+Rainger.
Trudy Miner
Nov 30, 2013 Trudy Miner rated it really liked it
One of three princesses banished from their small country of Beaumontange, Amy has at last landed on the island of Summerwind. But all is not well in Summerwind; the crops are not doing well, the marquess is skimming all the profits and not keeping up with repairs. So Amy, who is a bold and brash young woman, hatches a plan to kidnap the marquess and hold him for ransom. Handsome as sin and arrogant to boot, Jermyn doesn't take well to being chained in a basement by Amy and Miss Victorine but th ...more
Feb 19, 2014 Brittany rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historicals
This book has been a long addition to my Kindle but for some reason other books just got in the way and I kept brushing it off. I finally have gotten around to it and I am glad I did. It was a fun enjoyable read. I had a smile on my face through most of the antics that occur. It is a book that will pull you in until the very end. I could not put it down.
Jul 26, 2016 Veronica rated it liked it
This is the second book in the series I was reading.

Within this version, it was easier to understand the spoken language from the villagers. However, there were spelling and grammar errors in the digital library format.

In short, this seemed like a very long book for a simple, easy to flow story. By that I mean, excess words were used to tell the story. Unnecessary. But overall a good and entertaining novel. Hard to follow the sudden changes in emotions and feelings of characters at times. But,
Feb 14, 2016 adelina. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Very lovely series. But this one is my absolute favorite.
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“Why had she imagined he was attractive? He was absolutely the biggest, most complete and utter jackass she'd ever had the bad fortune to meet.” 3 likes
“I have never seen an unclad male form in my life, and I haven’t suffered for the lack.”
“By an extraordinary coincidence, I haven’t seen an unclad male form in my life, either. I’d say it’s time to remedy the situation.” Tugging his shirt open, Amy peered down at his chest.
“We can’t look at him when he’s unconscious! It’s . . . it’s immoral.” Miss Victorine fanned herself with her handkerchief.
Coal watched the white cotton as if contemplating if it would shred.
“Dear Miss Victorine, we abducted him from his own estate. I hardly think sneaking a peek at his chest compares.” Letting his shirt drop back, Amy added, “Besides, we looked at his face.”
“That’s different.” Miss Victorine leaned closer. “What color is it?”
“What color is what?” Amy teased.
“You know. The hair on his body.”
Amy flashed her a grin. “Red.”
“Appropriate,” Miss Victorine said crisply.
“Why do you say that?”
“You’re gazing upon the gateway to hell.”
“I don’t think I looked that far,” Amy said reflectively.”
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