The Princess Plan
Nothing gets the tongues of London’s high society wagging like a good scandal. And when the personal secretary of the visiting Prince Sebastian of Alucia is found murdered, it’s all anyone can talk about, including Eliza Tricklebank. Her unapologetic gossip gazette has benefited from an anonymous tip about the crime, ...more
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Sadly this book was a DNF. About 60 percent in and couldn't continue. I did skim the rest with hope of possible improvement, sadly no.
The romance was sadly lacking and the characters were flatline and one demential. And the historical prospective in this book felt more like a modern romance trying to be a historical.
Eliza and Sebastian just were not very likable or believable with some of their actions and decision making ...more
This is my first read by Julia London.
I know, I so very know I have a lot of wonderful authors’ work to catch up, and I very slowly, too slowly try to eliminate the backlog but what I thought an easy task is getting harder and harder every passing day as each rise of the sun brings new writers to my knowledge.
I do also know I’m no major in history nor English language ( far from that as I’m a self taught reader ...more
The story has a promising beginning with a masquerade ball at which Eliza, a contented spinster, inadvertently runs into Prince Sebastian (of a fictitious European nation) while trying to escape an overzealous hostess. However, any ...more
This synopsis + Julia London = no way I was going to miss out on reading it.
I really liked Eliza and Sebastian. She’s used to doing whatever she wants because she’s a spinster. He’s used to doing what’s expected of him because he’s the prince. Together they have open conversations and decent banter. I loved Eliza’s sister and their BFF and I’m sincerely hoping each of them will get a story.
Plot wise, it was okay. The murder thread of the story didn’t really add much and in parts it ...more
It was fun to see the relationship grow and change between Eliza and Sebastian.
Most historical romances I've read the main female character was actively trying to find a husband. This one was different since Eliza seemed quite content being a spinster, repairing clocks and taking ...more
Miss Eliza Tricklebank lives a quiet life as a spinster, she fixes clocks, cares for her father who is blind and a justice for the Queen and she helps her sister with her woman’s gazette. It may not be the life she had dreamed of, but she is happy. When the opportunity arises to join her sister and their dear friend Lady Caroline Hawkes at a masquerade ball for the visiting crown prince of Alucia, she jumps at the chance.
Sebastian Charles Chartier, the Crowned Prince of ...more
Thank you to Harlequin and NetGalley for a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Now, I have had book friends telling me forever that I need to read Julia London books. Yeah, I reply, I will get there one day.
Now after reading The Princess Plan, I am kicking myself for taking so long to start!
The blurb of The Princess Plan drew me right in. I am a bit of a sucker for historical romances at the moment
This book had a bit of a Darcy/Elizabeth, Austenesque vibe - with a bit of a murder/mystery thrown in for good measure.
Yes, all ...more
Eliza, the daughter of a judge and loves to repair clocks, attends a masquerade ball at Kensington Palace in honor of a visiting Prince from another country. His goal is to attain trading rights and acquire an English bride to seal the deal. From their first encounter things are memorable for her, but him, not so much, until they meet face to face and she becomes unforgettable. Murder, political negotiations and the pair trying to solve who done it, keep the book ...more
I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
The story started with a different point of view from the main characters which threw me off the loop and then there was something about the way the story was told that simply weirded me out. I had a hard time getting into the story and when I did, I was ...more
The Princess Plan was a very enjoyable light read. Characters that are easily lovable in their light heartedness regardless of their predictability. This is the type of book you sandwich in between two really heavy INTENSE fantasy books because you just need some mush without having to worry about your characters life hanging in the balance every two seconds (THE AGONY)!
This was ...more
Given the story is about an unconventional woman who gets mixed up with a foreign prince I think I was expecting a sort of a Cinderella story, and there are elements of that, but the story as a whole feels very confused and is trying ...more
Eliza is a spinster and a commoner. Sebastian is a Prince. Where one is ignored, the other is fawned over.
Sebastian has come to England on business and to secure what he wants, he will need to choose an influential bride. What he does not expect is the murder of his most trusted friend and to find an undying love with someone who can never truly be his.
Eliza has come to be content with the life she has been given. That is, ...more
So, where to begin? Oh yes, I received this title in exchange for an honest review. I read and reviewed this title voluntarily.
Now, I think the biggest problem with this novel is the page count. It was just too much for the story and because of that it dragged in many places. It took me forever to get through this book for that reason.
I love the characters and romance! Best part of the story and the only reason I kept reading. They just really saved this for me.
The writing, sometimes it ...more
Eliza is a wonderful woman who has suffered extreme humiliation and heartbreak. She has recovered and become a quirky, Intelligent and talented woman. Prince Sebastian has big problems in both business and personal life. All of that makes a great story. Touching and romantic. Lovely.
Thank you to NetGalley for the free copy. This is an honest review.
Unfortunately I was not taken by this historical romance about a prince looking for an English bride. Julie is spunky and surprised to find herself within royal circles. Despite her quirky and curious personality it wasn't enough to hold my interest. this novel dragged with flowerly language and a boring prince. Just not my cup of tea.