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The Frog Prince

(Faerie Tale Collection #8)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  2,333 ratings  ·  286 reviews
A prince disguises himself to find true love—

Prince Nolan has had enough of Princess Blythe—the woman to whom he has been betrothed since infancy—and her simpering letters. Does the princess truly not have a brain in her head? Never before has he communicated with someone who seemed so childish and spoiled. It was time he met her for himself, to decide if he could actuall
Nook, 170 pages
Published December 6th 2013 by StoneHouse Ink (first published June 5th 2013)
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Jenni James
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
He's here! My 13th book baby has been born! And how I loved writing this one. Humorous and endearing, definitely one of the more fun books in the collection. Full of banter and wit. I believe the frog prince will hop his way into your heart as easily as he did Blythe's heart. Enjoy! :) ...more
Kristen Kooistra
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
A funny and cute retelling of the Princess and the Frog. I loved seeing the story stretched out with more depth than the original.

Blythe and Nolan find themselves dreading their arranged marriage(their only communication being through letters). Nolan decides that to be fair to his intended, he would test her before deeming the match unsuitable.

His solution: to turn himself into a frog for 30 days or until he receives a kiss from Blythe. He figures he can truly judge her character by how she trea
This is my second book by Jenni James. I really liked the creative idea behind this retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales where the prince chooses to become a frog in order to discern the true character of his intended. The execution was quite fluffy and filled with some very cute moments and growth. It’s definitely a lighthearted read for those looking for a fun fairy tale escape.
This is my second and last book by Jenni James.
Tried ... but not for me.
Haley S
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it

Okay, so I like the real Frog Prince story, but this retelling seriously competes with it. The humor, romance, and overall setting of the book was wonderful. I can't believe I have never read any of Jenni James's other novels. They all look so good! I mean, a Jane Austen kick off--that is intriguing!
I actually got this on my Kindle for a car ride. Towards the end of our (my three sisters, my mom, and I) trip, we were all getting pretty bored. So, being the weird person I am, I decided to read th

I generally like fairytale retellings. Although this one wasn't bad, I didn't love it. It felt like an American themepark version of the fairytale (I'm not thinking of a particular one, just speaking in general).

The background is a European style castle, but the princess gets called to tea by sounding a triangle... (Oy, ranch hands, it's chowtime!).

And the names! Princess Blythe McKenna and prince Nolan? They give off a very American vibe. (And most of the rest of the a
Mar 30, 2013 rated it liked it
A very quick, very cute read. This is one of my favorite fairy tales from my youth - probably because the book I read it from had the most beautiful princess that I wanted to be when I grew up.

Wished it was longer, finished it in under 2hrs.

Clean read -Found the pic!

Jana Brown
This was a cute retelling of The Frog Prince. It's a short piece, only took me around two hours to read, but that's not necessarily a bad thing as the story fulfills all the promises it makes in that space. In this version of The Frog Prince author Jenni James takes the time to create a more satisfying reason for the Prince to be a frog and why he chose the princess he did to befriend. The princess is not as extreme in her reactions, she doesn't fling the frog or break her promises on purpose, a ...more
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A brief but humorous little retelling of a fairy tale. I liked that it explored feelings around arranged marriages and liked even more the depiction of the heroine's insecurity. The arranged marriage, her loneliness, her idle time and purposeless days*, her attention-commanding (and, hence, stealing brothers), her conservative mother... all make for a young woman full of self-doubt and this was really well handled.

Two of my favourite phrases:

"Enough. This was silliness to the extreme, and such
Heather Hayden
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a very enjoyable twist on the typical tale, The Frog Prince. Prince Nolan is determined to discover the true nature of his betrothed, Princess Blythe, so disguises himself as a frog. Cue misunderstandings, lots of laughter, and unexpected friendship!

My only complaint is that the dialog felt a bit forced or overly expository at times, but I was able to overlook that because I liked Nolan and Blythe so much.

I'd recommend this for fairy tale lovers looking for a quick, clean read with a da
Scott-robert Shenkman
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don’t know The Frog Prince story all that well. My mother never read it to me as a child, choosing instead to put me to bed with the words of Stephen King.

Just kidding!

I remember the Muppets doing the story when I was about 5, with a pretty witch and a crystal ball on a stick. Then the witch was ugly and the frog was a guy – That’s it. I also thought the girl hurled the frog at the wall, but that didn’t happen here. Obviously the story didn’t make that much of an impression on me. So the sto
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fairytales
The Frog Prince is another great fairytale retelling from Jenni James. Prince Nolan and Princess Blythe have been betrothed since childhood. They've exchanged letters, but neither is too impressed with the other. Prince Nolan wants to meet his intended and assess her true character before breaking off their engagement. He comes up with a plan to have the local herb woman turn him into a frog for thirty days. He figures that a princess will always be kind to a handsome prince, but as a frog he ca ...more
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have loved every Jenni James book I've read and this one is no exception! Prince Nolan isn't excited about marrying Princess Blythe so he decides to visit her disguised as a frog to see what she's really like. He may have to dig a little deeper to learn the truth and see if she's really as shallow as she comes across to him in her letters.

This is such a fun, quick read and a unique take on a classic fairy tale. I enjoyed reading Prince Nolan's thoughts as he realized that turning into a frog m
Actual rating 2.5 stars.

I object to the fact that prince Nolan fell so fast for the princess he didn't like at first. It seemed like he fell more for her looks than for actually growing to like her and all that. Also, I wish that I had seen more of the part where the prince and princess got to know each other and appreciate each other and, you know, see each other as they truly are.

Also, while the final paragraphs were sweet in their general nature, I do not think it is actually essential to sa
Laureen (Ms. Bibliophile)
Again, the writing isn't as strong as I would have liked to see, unfortunately. ...more
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is hilarious :D

good vibes all the way..,love is all that matters in this book..,

plots without villain (oh it is even possible? well that's a first for me :D

Feb 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: owned
DNF @23%

No point in finishing. The writing is very much meant for a child (and by that I mean 11 or below). Another reviewer said the author made the fatal mistake of ignoring the golden rule of writing: show, not tell. Too true. The constant need to voice what is happening before or while it is happening is super redundant. That, plus the lack of giving any depth to the plot more than "now this happens" prompted me to close this pretty quick.
Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel
Five stars for an innocently enchanting tale

This being the first of the fairy tales that introduced me to ms. James’ work, I can tell you I went and devoured the rest of the series. I’m hoping there will be more after this one! Five stars. I love these fairy tales ❤️ They are sweet and make one smile while reading them
Guess who cracked open her Nook for the first time in 5+ years?

This was absolutely delightful.
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love how the two main characters hate each other at the beginning, but come close together as the book progresses. You want to shout out to the characters, and spill their secrets. The two main characters are perfectly sweet, and the family seems so real.
Story of a Book Reader
He might not know how to woo a woman properly, but he could love. And he could show love and make a girl feel as though she belonged in ways she had never known.

Prince Nolan and princess Blythe have been betrothed to each other since infancy. They never met in person but they have been sending each other letters. From Blythe's letters Nolan has come to believe that she is a childish and spoiled princess. So he decides he wants to meet Blythe to see if she really is what he believes she is a
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
This retelling of The Frog Prince is more reasonable than the original tale of "The Frog Prince." Now we understand why frog prince is cursed. It's not because "the mother of the prince insulted..."or "the father says..." or "the witch hated the mother so she..." or "the prince insulted..." Instead it's because of his dimwitted betrothed Princess Blythe, the girl who writes all these boring, shallow letters.

I got to love the plot. The hilarious twists and turns will always delight readers. I hav
Apr 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy, romance
I thought the basis of the story had potential since I do like fairytale retellings. The story and its characters lack depth, but since it is a short story, I wasn't expecting too much. However, I was immediately put off by the way James' characters talk. I'm not an English major, so I couldn't tell you exactly what bothered me. I think perhaps word tenses were off or there was an excessive use of adjectives that didn't quite mean what the author intended.

In any case, it felt like I was reading
K.S. Marsden
Nov 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Prince Nolan is ready to go to extreme lengths to find out if his betrothed can love him for the man he is, rather than his title and good looks.

This was a cute little story that I downloaded for free.
It's fun, shallow, and a little bit silly.

Prince Nolan has never met Princess Blythe, but from their letter correspondence, he is less than excited by his match with this spoiled girl. Being the incredibly clever sod that he is, Nolan decides to test his bride-to-be, by approaching her in a disguis
Julie Carpenter
Loved it just as much the second time through. I think this is one of my favorites so far in the faerie tales series. Love the princess just as much especially seeing her about doing good even through her pain and sorrow. I liked the prince's character too, perceiving ourselves as one way and then seeing others perception of how we are and trying to become the true person we want to be and how others help shape and guide us to become such.

Great morals and teachings in these faerie tales.

Happy Re
Alex Criddle
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a cute, clean, well-written fairytale retelling. It was a quick read. I enjoyed reading from the perspectives of both the Prince and Princess--I think it added depth to the story. I appreciated the ending and finding out what happens to characters in the future. The message of the story is one that I think more people need to think about and utilize in their own lives, not just in romantic relationships, but with friends and even acquaintances. I would recommend it to anyone who likes f ...more
Jan 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: retelling

3.5 stars

I couldn't stop imagening Prince Nolan as Prince Naveen. He's very charming and witty. Totally a jerk in the beginning but much more appreciative of Blythe's good inner in the end. It was a nice retelling of Princess and the Frog with many dramas and occasional jokes to lighten the mood.
Margaret Metz
May 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
I love fairy tale retellings so I was excited to find this. It was okay - but I thought both main characters seemed more than a bit spoiled and self-centered - and didn't change enough for me to like them. I just couldn't root for either one of them so I felt ... distanced from the story.

It was clean and would probably be well suited to a middle school audience.
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a nice light read after tackling the Game of Thrones books (I know that's not the official series name, but it escapes me presently..) I love Blythe and how caring she is and misunderstood, of course the same could be said for Nolan. Although Blythe stole my heart with her emotions. ...more
Cute, light, short retelling of a fairy tell. It was a fast read and I enjoyed it for a quick break when I didn't have a lot of reading time. I probably won't remember it all that well but I'd read more of this series when looking for something cute and fluffy but fast. ...more
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