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Someday My Prince Will Come: True Adventures of a Wannabe Princess

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  1,017 ratings  ·  227 reviews
A hilarious screwball fairytale about a small-town girl who dreams of finding love with a real-life English prince

Most young girls dream of becoming a princess. But unlike most girls, Jerramy Fine never grew out of it. Strangely drawn to the English royal family since she was a toddler, Jerramy finds Peter Phillips (the Queen’s oldest grandson) in a royal family tree whe
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 10th 2008 by Gotham
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Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Reviewed on: 5171 Miles Book Blog.

Someday My Prince Will Come: Adventures of a Wannabe Princess was one of my wonderful Christmas gifts from Sabrina. She read this book years ago and knew it was something I would love because of my Anglophilia. Memoirs have been among some of my favorite reads since childhood. I enjoy learning about people on a deeper level than many of us are able to experience, unless we know someone over the course of many years. Jerramy Fine’s memoir was unlike any I’ve ever
Mar 31, 2009 rated it did not like it
God, what a piece of trash. Here we have a "memoir" of what could be a really hilarious life - this girl's parents are total hippies who transfer their family to the boonies of Colorado. This girl is a totally by-the-books, cardigan-wearing, pro-establishment priss. It could be a hilarious black sheep of the family story.

Instead, we get to listen to her drone about her love of England and the royal family, and travel through her time abroad being a drunken dumbass American exchange student. The
Aug 16, 2008 marked it as to-read
This is not the kind of book I would normally read. But after reading a review in a magazine and the first 3 or 4 pages on, I think I'll give it a try.


This woman managed to publish a book about her own craziness and is getting good reviews. Since her early childhood in Colorado, she was obsessed with being (or becoming) a princess. She figured she was some royal child that had been switched at birth, and she would treat even her own parents "like lowly commoners." When she realiz
Sep 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Becca by: My mother, because her friend's daughter is the author.
Shelves: 2008
What a great book! I couldn't make myself put down this story about a girl raised by drug loving, naked hippies who all during her young adult life is trying to convince others that she was really switched at birth from her royal family in England. She even found the prince she knew she was destined to marry at the young age of six and ignores all the other boys until she reaches her beloved England. I won't spoil anymore because I know you are going to read this and find out for yourself if she ...more
Mar 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Molly
Recommended to Autumn by: Jennifer
Shelves: ladies, anglophilia
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Kendall Da Ponte
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
I have no idea how to feel about this book. I wanted to enjoy it but I think it needed to be a fictional story. As a true memoir, it just felt like I had gotten into the mind of a girl who's right on the edge of sanity but not in a fun way. ...more
Jun 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
Like most little girls, Jerramy Fine wanted to be a princess when she grew up. But unlike most other girls, Jerramy’s longing to become a royal lasted long into adulthood. At the age of six, Jerramy declared that she was going to meet and marry the Queen of England’s grandson, Peter. This hilarious memoir tells Jerramy Fine’s true story of her journey to become a princess.

Jerramy had an interesting upbringing. The daughter of two hippies, at a young age Jerramy’s parents moved the family to the
Natalie Gagnon
Apr 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All the ladies (and some of the men)
Recommended to Natalie by: Elyse Salazar
This book was lent to me by a friend who knows Jerramy from childhood, but I plan to buy a copy of my own! I enjoyed really getting to know the protagonist, Jerramy, through her autobiographical life story. I happen to live in Southwest, Colorado (and have shopped at that horrible WalMart she references), so I was able to really see the early years. Jerramy is such a fabulous descriptive writer I probably could have anyway without living near her home town. I could personally relate to this book ...more
May 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
It must be kind of strange to read a book about how someone organized their entire early life around the idea of meeting and marrying you. But I doubt that Peter Phillips (currently eleventh in line for the British throne) has read this book anyway. And Jerramy Fine has written this book with such grace and humor that if he did read it, he would probably find himself captivated by her adventures rather than embarrassed by being the focus of them.

The one flaw of this book is that the end comes t
Feb 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
When beginning this true account of the American author's quest to meet Peter Phillips, the son of Princess Anne of Great Britain, the question begged if an entire book on this rather flimsy topic could hold my attention. But as a lifelong Anglophile, this book endeared itself to me with the author's wittiness, self-deprecating humor and love of all things British! A great sneak peak into London nightlife and the British singles "class" system! ...more
Mar 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves to laugh, anyone who loves London/English accents/royalty
This is a really enjoyable true story about a young woman who had such a strong dream of becoming a princess as a child that she continued to follow her dream and to take steps to turn it into a reality even into her twenties. The kind of book that you want to keep hurrying back until it's done.

Only one downer in my book (pun!): It ended a bit more abruptly than I expected. (Maybe just because I wanted it to keep going! :-P)
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2014
I have to admire Ms. Fine for having a dream, sticking to it, and being brave enough to be so vulnerable to write a complete book about it. Her whole life, she has been convinced that she is destined to become royalty. No matter that she grew up in a small town in the mountains of Colorado (a town she never names, which is probably just as well, because she is not very complimentary of it). Her dogged pursuit of this dream is admirable.
Feb 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Jerramy Fine's an American-born girl, raised by hippies ... whose life goal (from the age of six) is to marry Prince Peter Phillip of Britain.

For non-fiction, it's a fun and fast read ... Really, it reads more like a novel than you'd expect. It was really excellent in helping me get out of a funk. A great bathtime or curl-up book.
May 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Since Jerramy and I grew up in the same small Western Colorado town, knowing a lot of the same people & places, I absolutely loved her discriptions of growing up there! Her dry sense of humor & deep-seeded need to leave that town (with a sense that she was meant to be on another continent) really hit home. This was a quick & fun read!!!
Jan 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any female, and any guy who wants to know what we think about!
Recommended to Heather by: The author, Miss Jerramy Fine
Shelves: great-reads
This is a must-read! Launch date is January 10th. pre-order your copy at
You will laugh out loud and don't be surprised if you shed a tear. You will LOVE this book! Keep your eyes out for it on the silver screen...
Mar 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoir
This was a fast, fun read. Jerramy Fine grew up the daughter of hippies, but she always wanted to be a princess and she had her prince in mind. Parts of this book were very silly, but I think the general lesson of this book was interesting and not what I expected.
Apr 23, 2008 rated it liked it
This was a really interesting book, especially if you are interested in the British royal family. It is all about the author's real-life pursuit of Prince Peter. ...more
May 14, 2008 rated it liked it
Fun fluff book. Not at all like my life or any life I aspire to, but she has a great writing style that kept me interested and was lots of fun!
May 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Very funny and well written. Almost made me want to move to England!
Kari Hilmanowski
So far, this is my favorite read of the year. I get there is plenty of reviews with negative thoughts about this book. I recall reading it is about some drunken college gal trying to kiss every English boy. While there is a large portion of this memoir that revolves around her college days (and yes there is drinking and kissing involved), it is not what the memoir is really about.
This book is about an American woman who is born instantly loving England, and lives her entire life for the purpose
Mary Robinson
Jan 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
This is really pretty awful - a memoir of a girl deciding she is going to marry a specific royal prince when she is in elementary school and then building her life around this goal. I am reading "royal" books getting ready for some library programming and I should have stopped reading this but I just couldn't believe my eyes. ...more
Madeline Pugh
Dec 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Madeline by: My Grandma
Have you ever feel drawn to something? You want it so bad that you would alter your whole life just to have it? Jerramy Fine risked everything, even changed her whole life to fulfill her childhood dream, became a princess.

In the memoir, Some Day My Prince Will Come, by Jerramy Fine, she tells her fun,crazy, and adventurous journey to reach her childish dream. Jerramy grew up on her family farm in a small town in Colorado with her hippy parents and younger brother. As long as she can remember s
“Someday My Prince Will Come” is a true-life story about a girl who has the courage to purse her childhood dreams.
Jerramy Fine grew up wanting to be a princess. Born in Colorado to hippie parents that named her a boy’s name, she takes the reader through her hippie, farm town childhood. She feeds chickens and never really fits in at school for her royal ways. At the age of six she picks her husband, Princess Anne’s son, Peter Phillips. She even writes letters to Peters in care of Buckingham Palac
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I first picked up this book when I was browsing the selves at Barnes and Nobel and by chance on the very bottom shelf, I spotted a subtle pink book among very dreary looking biographies. At first, I thought someone misplaced the book that belonged in the teen fiction category with its cliche "Someday My Prince Will Come" title. Naturally, I picked up the book and out of curiosity I read the back panel. I couldn't believe what I was reading! Everything on the back was how I foresaw my future life ...more
Sep 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: with a dream that seems out of reach
How come I pass up a book with this title! It's abook about working towards making your dreams come. And so far I'm enjoying Jerrmay Fine more than the chick who wrote Eat Pray Love.
I really enjoyed it, as crazy as it could be in parts. But I think I liked that Jerramy made it happen for herself through old fashioned determination and a belief that if you want something you can make it happen. Towards the end of her journey she does reach a point of wondering if it is all worth it and about to
Dec 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is a really fun read. It's quick and fresh. The fact that it's true really kept me reading. It just seemed too much like fantasy. The people she met and the experiences she had are truly amazing. And, her background is just a riot. It's such a contrast that made for a great read.

The author is endearing, she's funny and lighthearted about her royal obsession. Even though she seriously wants it, I appreciate that she didn't take herself too seriously.

I had to respect Fine for really following
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Let me say that this book absolutely changed my life.

Just like Jerramy,since I was a small child I've always been a huge anglophile. I haved dreamed and wished and hoped to move to England for most of my life, but never truly believed that my aspiration was anything more than a silly, unachievable fantasy.

I resigned myself to "settling". Not only for living where I was, but also for what I was studying in school, wanted out of life, etc.

Eventually, I had to take a time-out from school for some
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a really fun read! I picked it up primarily because Jerramy Fine went to my college, and I'd spotted the book in our bookstore freshman year. By senior year I'd found it at a thrift store and I finally got around to reading it this break.

Initially, the book felt a little cliche or over-the-top, a caricature of her Colorado childhood. But as it developed and her escapades and adventures progressed, I was totally pulled in, and finished the book in less than 24 hours. I really loved
Nov 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Fun fluff reading. A good beach book. It's a memoir--the young author was convinced from a very early age that she could not possibly be the daughter of her highly embarrassing hippy parents. But rather she was meant to be part of the British Royal family or high society. From the age of 6 she made it her goal in life to meet and then marry Peter Phillips, grandson to the Queen of England. He was chosen because he was the same age. The book chronicles her college and young adult years in which s ...more
Feb 22, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I honestly didn't know what to expect when I got this book. As soon as I started reading it, I felt like it was the right book at the right time. Fine has poured her life into her novel, her obsession with England, her trials, heartache, happier times, fate, the ups and downs and does it all for England. It's a fun book to read. Fine has a crazy humor and all the while regardless of what family and friends have said, she still maintained who she was throughout the entire novel and stayed true to ...more
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Jerramy Fine was raised in rural Colorado, where her hippy parents hoped and prayed she would outgrow her princess obsession. But she never did. Instead she moved to England to seek out a more royal life.

Her childhood quest to become a princess is detailed in her hilarious memoir Someday My Prince Will Come. Fine studied Political Science at the University of Rochester and Social Science at the Lo

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