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Once Upon a Royal Christmas

(The Palotays of Montana #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  945 ratings  ·  155 reviews
Colliding with a prince while dog walking isn’t how Rowan Palotay pictured meeting royalty, but then lately her life hasn’t gone according to plan. With one teensy tiny mistake, her job as a news reporter took a turn for the worse and now she’s lucky to have a small pet column in the local newspaper. Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and magic, but she feels like s ...more
Published October 20th 2016 by The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

She set his blood on fire with a simple touch. Made every possessive bone in his body hers when she let her defenses down and talked to him. Her vulnerability turned him on at the same time it stoked his desire to take care of her.

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I have to say there is something magical about the Christmas season. Even though the weather gets too cold for my liking, I do enjoy the holiday season. All the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel and the C
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
For those of you who follow my reviews, you'll know that Robin Bielman is an author who I love. As in, if-I-met-her-I-would-squeeze-and-hug-her-so-tightly-I-would-probably-be-arrested-for-grievous-bodily-harm, love. And I'm no hugger. But how could you not hug someone who consistently creates the perfect romance and never fails to hit the spot. Once Upon a Royal Christmas keeps up that trend, because seriously, Prince Theo...


Every thoughtful, gentle, sexy, witty, innuendo-laden inch of him was a
Claire Robinson
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
4 - "Magic happens at Christmas time." Stars!

I have been patiently waiting for Rowan Palotay to have her story told since we met her in her brothers book Falling for Her Bachelor earlier this year, and Robin Bielman gave me a story that was soooo worth waiting for.

Once Upon A Royal Christmas was just perfect romantic reading escapism. I am always happy to return to the town of Marietta, Montana, and it would appear that it now has Royal connection as well, and with the Kingdom of Montanique no l
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Rowan Palotay feels like she's managed to get herself put onto the naughty list this holiday season when it comes to her job as a reporter. One little mistake has her sidelined when a big story hits her small town of Marietta, Montana of a visiting Prince. What Rowan never expected was to cross paths with the prince while out dog walking and make what she thinks is one of the worst first impressions ever.

Prince Theodore Chenery is in Marietta to meet his grandparents after his mother's passing.
4.5 heartwarming stars

Once Upon a Royal Christmas was a beautiful, heartwarming holiday read.
The storyline had me smiling, crying, a little frustrated and made my heart swoon on more than one occasion.
I loved Theo and Rowan, they were both such wonderful characters. They amused me & entertained me with their antics and watching them fall in love brought out all the feels.


Overall, Once Upon a Royal Christmas was a well written and heartfelt love story with endearing characters that will leave yo
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rowan made a mistake as a news reporter and now she is lucky to have a relatively small pet column in newspaper. While she is walking the dogs, she literally bumps into Prince Theo. Things don't end with only that which definitely leads them to meet again. Theo is intrigued by Rowan, she is not like other women and that's what fascinates him.

Theo is visiting his mother's hometown after her death and he's interested in meeting his grandparents. He's life as a prince is all mapped out by his fath
Robin Bielman
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this book and I'm so, so excited for you to meet Prince Theo and Rowan!!
Prince Theodore Chenery of Montanique has come to stay in his Mother's home town to spend a month visiting his grandparents and the area after her tragic death. His Mum had never returned after her marriage, but he has been brought up hearing all about the small town, the people and places his Mum had remembered so fondly. His visit is a personal one and he's taken over the local B&B, Bramble House, for him and his bodyguard, Hawk, for the duration of his stay.

Rowan Palotay is an aspiring news r
Bette Hansen
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Soooo good!! I adore Rowan. She's a little bit ditzy, a whole lot of fun, and so incredibly sweet you can't help but want her to find her HEA. One teeny tiny mistake at work has her on the hot seat and now she has one chance to get it right. Meeting Prince Theodore was her luckiest day ever. Well wrapping him up in the dog leashes wasn't her finest move but it worked out! Now she has the chance to redeem herself at the newspaper and right an in depth article on the Prince. And if that means spen ...more
Kristin Davison
I would like to thank Netgalley and Tule Publishing for a free copy of the book in exchange foe an honest review.

This didn't start out brilliantly, but improved.
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Robin Bielman takes readers back to Marietta for Christmas and introduces them to a prince and re-introduces them to a woman who are each at a crossroad in their lives. Prince Theodore Chenery of Montanique has arrived in Marietta, Montana for the first time. He’s there to visit with his grandparents, whom he’s never met and fulfill a dying wish of his mother. Rowan Palotay is trying to bide her time and make a comeback as a reporter after being disgraced by a story.

The two meet on a crisp winte
Anna lost in stories *A*
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, contemporary
I had the pleasure of reading an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review and let me tell you guys... :) it was lovely... I mean, all those adjectives work: lovely, cute, adorable, beautiful... just pick whatever works for you :) I had so much fur reading this standalone story, and since it was my second book from this author I'm starting to think that her writing style just works for me :) I will have to conduct an experiment and read a few more, just to be sure, but she has just such ...more
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This one was very good. I really liked the slow simmer of them falling for each other, although at times it stalled a bit too much for my tastes. I also liked how realistic they were about where the relationship was going. It was a very mature and logical path they tried to follow. Of course, best laid plans….

It was very heartwarming to see how the prince struggled with his familial obligation while also wanting to follow his heart. And he didn’t play the
Kanwarpal Singh
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Things must have been different she hasn't meet him on the first day his visit to a small town where his mother parents live and he is their to fulfill his mother's last wish
A girl with past and stubborn attitude is difficult to deal with.... But he fall for that because she took people before her and try to help them... She loved prince for simplicity chivalry and perfection
And prince fall for her adventurous and wild nature and for that garbage sleigh ride from hill incident and American footb
Maree Repa
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Royalty Christmas Bliss

I was completely thrilled to enjoy this most wonderful and romantic and wonderful Christmas fairytale. Written by author favourite of mine, Robin Bielman. Bringing to all her readers the true sense of a magical Christmas time. Which I just loved.

Rowan Palotay could never forget her past. She still hopes her big mistake whist working for a TV station. She still had hope for her future. She was staying at her home, her favourite town Marietta. As a shock came when she saw th
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There was just something about Rowan that I loved. She was smart, outspoken, stubborn, feisty, sweet, honest, true, real, and she could make you laugh and laugh in turn. I just loved her. She was also kind, warm, and welcoming. Prince Theo wasn’t a bad guy. I just loved Rowan.

He came out to play but was not sure if that play was want he should be doing. He had duty and obligations. Together the two provides a great show of entertainment and fun.

You will laugh, cry, and go through some emotions
ONCE UPON A ROYAL CHRISTMAS is a perfect holiday romantic escape!

What prince wouldn’t make a country girl a little restless? Those eyes, that mouth, the broad chest, were a royal combination unlike any other. He only held power over her if she let him, though. He brushed his teeth just like every other person. Put on his shoes one foot at a time.
Prince Theo was just extraordinarily normal.
And she could handle him and her story.

Rowan Palotay, who was introduced in FALLING FOR HER BAC
Lenore Kosinski

4.5 stars -- I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

OMG, this book is already in the running for favourite Christmas read this year, and I've only just begun! But it was just...I don't know...just Lenore perfect, you know? Like there are certain things that just make for a perfect Lenore read, and this one hit soooooo many of them. I have a weakness for royalty books. I don't read them much, but I do
Nov 02, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 / 5 Fangs

After reading this book, I just want to put up Christmas decorations and drink hot chocolate! Once Upon a Royal Christmas was the perfect book to put me in the Christmas spirit! There were charming elements of the holiday that made a really romantic setting for the characters in this book.

The main female character, Rowan, seemed a bit childish at first. However, she turned out to be a kind-hearted and caring woman. I was happy to see her have a turn around in her attitude! I liked
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: holiday-romance
3.5 out of 5 stars

Prince Theodore is intrigued by Rowan from the first moment he meets her. She is different from any other woman that he's met. Rowan isn't afraid to say what's on her mind, and is a complete goofball at times. Theo is very sweet and polite and doesn't act entitled at all. He is in Marietta to spend time with his grandparents and fulfill his mother's last wish.

These two felt really drawn to each other and you could feel the sexual tension, but they take their time to really get
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

I actually received my first Christmas review copies in the end of JUNE … and I have to be honest I refused reading them until beginning of November. So I had a little “early Christmas” last weekend to get myself into the mood.
The weather outside was bad with freezing rain and wind so I simply left the curtains drawn to shut out the outside – turned on a few candles and got myself some cake and hot chocolate before I started with :
- Twelve Days of Christmas of Debbie Macomber
- Which was follow
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love holiday romances and I love reading stories about royalty and commoners falling in love, so Robin Bielman's Once Upon a Royal Christmas was a good fit for me. Set in the small town of Marietta, Once Upon a Royal Christmas tells the story of how Rowan and Prince Theo meet and fall in love.

It's got the makings a of perfect holiday romance--the hunk of a hero who just happens to be a royal, the feisty heroine who is a little clumsy but still a charmer. It's a smartly written romance with gr
Paula  Phillips
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
One of my tropes that I love when it comes to books is that I am a sucker for Royalty. I love my stories which include members of a Royal family. So when I read that there was a new Christmas book coming out called Once Upon a Royal Christmas, I had to read it. I am glad I did as it was a sweet Christmas romance. In this book we meet Rowan who is out dog-walking as she tries to pick up odd jobs now that her job as a big-time journalist fell through after a nasty media incident, she is lucky she ...more
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
**My thanks to NetGalley and Tule Publishing, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

Another brilliant book to help get you into the holiday spirit.

Rowan is one of those people that just like to help everyone around her and is not that great with thanks. However her first meeting with Prince Theodore does not go as she had hoped. In fact her colleague is getting to write an article on him that should have been hers.

Prince Theo is a down to earth kinda guy and has gone to his mot
Vee Stojcevski
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A sweet Christmas romance. Prince Theo is the perfect guy who falls for the feisty Rowan. It is a beautifully told story. Theo is gracious,caring,loyal and charismatic. Rowan has a tough exterior with a heart of gold. A highly recommended novel. I love all of Robin's stories.
I absolutely love this wonderful story about Rowan, an under-appreciated journalist/dog-walker who collides, on the sidewalk with Theo, a really nice guy, who happens to be a prince! Rowan is fighting her attraction to Theo because they are from two different worlds and Theo has royal duties back in his country. Will a Christmas miracle bring these two together?
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Confession time, people who know me will know I’m not a fan of Christmas, never have been. But…..weirdly enough I horde Christmas themed books like a squirrel does nuts. I can’t get enough of them. It’s my guilty pleasure.

That said, the awesome Robin Bielman has delivered not only the latest addition to my stash, but what I can honestly say has become my all-time favourite with Once Upon a Royall Christmas. I absolutely freaking loved this book. I plan many, many re-reads before I retire it till
Dec 20, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Rowan Palotay hopes she never runs into the too-handsome Prince Theodore Chenery ever again after she leaves an embarrassing first impression. But fixing her mistake garners even more attention from the prince, and when he requests she be his reporter for a news story, she can’t say no.

Prince Theo is completely enchanted with Rowan and finds her special brand of kindness and honesty impossible to ignore. Back home, his choices are made for him, but
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a fun and light hearted read! I did not expect to love it and yes I realize it’s April and I’m reading a Christmas book ;) I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this story. It was easy to read, had an easy plot that wasn’t rushed, characters you immediately fall in love with, and a strong female lead who isn’t obnoxious or wishy washy! I could go on and on! I thought since this was a Christmas story, it would be dripping with cheese but I am happy to say that it’s very ...more
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rowan is working as a dog walker. She is also a disgraced journalist who is now writing fluff column to pay the bills. While walking her dogs she meets a Prince and makes an impression on him. The prince is in town to meet his grandparents after the death of his mother who was estranged with her parents, as well as to see the town that she grew up in before he is forced to marry a woman that his father the king has picked out for him. Will he follow his duty or follow his heart. I loved this boo ...more
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Robin Bielman is the USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels. When not attached to her laptop, she loves to read, go to the beach, frequent coffee shops (and by frequent she means daily but she's trying to break the habit), and spend time with her high school sweetheart husband and two sons.

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