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Royally Yours

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Tinsel, Vermont is known for its no-paparazzi policy and Christmas decorations that are fit for a queen. This holiday season, join four royals on a stroll through town square as they each find their Christmas wishes for a happily-ever-after...tiaras optional.
Kindle Edition, 520 pages
Published November 5th 2019 (first published November 2019)
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Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Inkwell Inspirations

Royally Yours takes readers on an enchanting journey to the small town of Tinsel, Vermont where celebrities, royalty, and other famous individuals from around the world are able to visit without the fear of paparazzi. This unique town also has the best Christmas celebrations and decorations that could rival any other town. Royally Yours shares four charming stories of family, faith, and discovering true love during the festive holiday season.

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I absolutely loved this collection of four royalty themed novellas! It was fun to get a peek into the lives of four different royals, see what they were struggling with, and watch them find their happily-ever-afters, all in a beautiful Christmas setting.

If you are a fan of movies that feature a royal romance theme, or perhaps enjoyed The Royal Wedding Series by Rachel Hauck, then Royally Yours will most likely be a collection that leaves you with a happy sigh at the end of each story
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Imagine a town perfectly suited for royal and celebrity visitors. Free of paparazzi or journalists, the Christmas-crazy town of Tinsel, Vermont, has made a name for itself as a restful getaway for public figures. The citizens care about each other and about making their visitors welcome, no matter how recognizable their names or faces.

This novella collection features four royalty-inspired Christmas stories. A king, a prince, and two princesses experience true holiday cheer while visi
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review is for Melissa Tagg’s story, One Royal Christmas. I will add my review for each story as I read them. I was never a huge fan of novellas. I always felt like the story was too rushed and I always wanted more! But then, I read a Melissa Tagg novella - Three Little Words- and it changed my thoughts completely! Certain authors can make a novella just as satisfying as a full length story, and Melissa is one of those authors.

I really enjoyed the first meeting between Jonah and
Susan Snodgrass
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
'God had called him to do a hard thing. Now, Jonah simply prayed God would help him carry it out.'

I am a royalty fan. Have been for many decades. So this book on my radar excited me. And the authors have done a wonderful job.

The tiny town of Tinsel, Vermont, does Christmas up on a grand scale. They also have a media ban, so celebrities can come there to vacation and not be followed around by reporters. They are safe in Tinsel. In this charming quartet of novellas, royal p
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a delightful contemporary Christmas novella collection! The four stories take place in Tinsel, Vermont, a Christmas-y vacation safe haven free of paparazzi for the famous and the ordinary. And the stories have royalty visiting the small fairytale-like town to escape life’s pressures. The collection, from beginning to end, will bring a smile to your face; what’s there not to love about this enchanting storybook setting and couples falling in love in a magical wonderland, written by some of m ...more
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great royalty meets small-town romance

My rating is 4.5 stars

Four great authors have combined their talents to create a wonderful, quirky, small town where Christmas wishes come true! Tinsel, Vermont is a haven for those seeking to avoid the media – as it is against the law for paparazzi to invade the privacy of this burg.

I enjoyed the continuity of the portrayal of the town and could even picture the gazebo off the town square. Candy Cane Lane, with the inte
I adore novella collections at this time of year. In the midst of the busyness, it is nice to escape into a sweet story that can be finished in one or two sittings.

Royally Yours did not disappoint. Think Christmas movie with a subtle faith thread! I found each story to be delightful. The premise of a town where royalty or other well-known public figures can escape the paparazzi is fascinating. I have always been drawn to fairy-tales and stories of royalty. Each novella provided a story full of
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the sweetest collection of Christmas novellas. Set in an adorable town(that I wish was real!) with a fun quirk-no media allowed so celebrities and royalty can have a vacation spot free from media/paparazzi was such a cute premise. ALL of these stories would make great Hallmark Christmas movies. My personal favorite of the collection was Melissa's. I loved that the town's library was a major part of the story and all the bookish elements Melissa added. That was so fun and charmed my love ...more
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
All of these stories take place in Tinsel, Vermont, a town that serves as a hideaway for many a famous person, as the paparazzi isn't allowed within city limits. (Side note: I would love to know more about Mayor Hayden's backstory!)

You know how the Hallmark Channel is starting to do anthology movies (like the Christmas in Evergreen films)? These stories would be perfect for something like that! Each story is sweet and romantic, and, while each author has her own style, the stories feel like the
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Such a delightful collection of short Christmas stories, all set in a town called Tinsel in Vermont. The kind of dreamy winter wonderland town you can easily imagine, where the people love the festivities and go all out to celebrate the season. This town is unique in which they have created a safe haven for the rich and famous, and so we have the perfect location for 4 vacationing royals, to escape from the public eye and the weight of responsibilities.

Each of these stories, though set in this
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
In One Royal Christmas by Melissa Tagg we meet Rowan and Jonah. Both are dealing with expectations versus hopes and dreams. It was a pleasure to get to know them in Tinsel and watch them find themselves. A romance that was truly romantic. I thoroughly enjoyed this story.

The Reluctant Princess by Betsy St. Amant introduces us to Eleanor and Miles/Liam. Both of them are running away from their real identities for different reasons. They connect even though he is less than h
Dana Carrier
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
The “cover blurb” says: Tinsel, Vermont is known for its no-paparazzi policy and Christmas decorations that are fit for a queen. This holiday season, join four royals on a stroll through town square as they each find their Christmas wishes for a happily-ever-after...tiaras optional.

Tinsel. A Christmas-centric little town in Vermont. The town really does it up during the Christmas season… and some residents, like the mayor, even live Christmas all year long. I love the reason for Chri
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: empty-shelf-2019
I enjoy novella collections for many reasons, mainly because I feel like I've read four books when in truth I've only read one. 😉😉😉

This collection is so fun and I am in love with the town of Tinsel, Vermont! It seems like the perfect place to live. Paparazzi is not allowed so it's a perfect place for celebrities, royalty, and those just wanting to get away from it all to visit. It's the perfect town at Christmas time with it's decorations fit for a Queen.

Each of the royalty that mak
Caitlyn Santi
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is such an absolutely fabulous and utterly charming Christmas novella collection, I wish I could give it more than five stars! In addition to being written by some of my favorite authors Royally Yours combines three of my favorite things, royalty, Christmas, and my home state of Vermont in one delightfully gift wrapped and tinsel adorned package! These stories gave me warm fuzzies all the way to my toes! Reading this collection feels like a Hallmark Christmas movie marathon in book form (wh ...more
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Royally Yours is a delightful collection of Christmas novellas centered around royalty visiting the small Christmasy town of Tinsel, Vermont. Although each of the four novellas has a different author, they are seamlessly intertwined and well-written. Each charming and enchanting story left me captivated and wanting to visit Tinsel. I’ve read stories by each of these authors and always enjoyed them. They write with humor, wit, and creativity. This collection is perfect for those who enjoy sweet c ...more
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Escape to Tinsel!

Sweet, sweet Christmas collection! I loved these Royal stories! I could easily see each one as a movie. The characters have more depth than any Hallmark movie.
I loved how the people that came to Tinsel found more than just an escape from the media. They find strength, confidence, and love. ❤
*Borrowed from Kindle Unlimited*
Rebekah Millet
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Charmingly captivating! That’s what comes to mind after reading Melissa Tagg’s novella, One Royal Christmas, in the Royally Yours collection. I think we can crown Melissa as the queen of Christmas novellas (Seriously! Check out the Enchanted Christmas Collection). This story captured my heart and transported me to a fabulous small-town setting all while introducing new characters into my heart. After I finished reading this novella, I sighed the happiest of sighs.
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a delightful collection of stories. Each story was unique, and I enjoyed them all. This is a great read to get you in the Christmas spirit. I highly recommend it.
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I rarely give a five star rating to a collection of stories, mainly because I'm usually not a fan of every story in the collection. But I delightfully read my way through all four magical stories and my only complaint is this...

I want to live in Tinsel, Vermont!

This is a collection I know I'll be revisiting every time the holidays come around.
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Royally Yours has four fine novellas that surround royalty in a quaint little town called Tinsel located in Vermont.  Part of its uniqueness is its mayor who had been a famous star in his past had been harassed by paparazzi and he has laws that do not allow the media groups inside the city limits.  So the stars, celebrities,  politicians and royalties feel safe and protected to enjoy their lives without being photographed or followed.
The four stories are all special to me perhaps because as a l
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One Royal Christmas by Melissa Tagg – Melissa Tagg has perfected the art of writing a book that can include the perfect blend of romance, charm, and character development—all within a short novella! She pens a wonderfully romantic story set in a snowy, quaint town that makes you want to cuddle up with a blanket and cup of tea on a cold day. This novella transports you to the small town with ease, the descriptions flowing off the page and pulling you into the story. The characters both deal with ...more
Joan Arning
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Four Christmas stories set in Tinsel, Vermont where the media is not allowed and involving royalty! One Royal Christmas by Melissa Tagg: Jonah is a king of a small county who takes a temporary abdication and comes to Tinsel where he spent the happiest week of his childhood. You will admire Rowan as she attempts to preserve her grandma's library legacy even though the aged house needs many repairs. Jonah has good memories of her grandma and library. Imagine taking a king to the family's Sunday di ...more
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Short yet complete, Royally Yours explores the fact that royals are people too and often struggle with their duties versus what we refer to as reality. Sometimes they need a place to escape to so they can think and regroup. Tinsel, VT is a winter wonderland where no paparazzi are allowed. Enchanting twinkle lights and sparkling snow make the perfect backdrop where wishes are sure to come true for these four royals as they seek to distinguish who they are and what they hope to accomplish in their ...more
Krystina Rankin
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a review for Melissa Tagg's story in the collection, One Royal Christmas:
The town of Tinsel, Vermont, a picturesque town that is almost always in the Christmas spirit, was delightfully charming without feeling cliche. The quirky townspeople, and the media ban making it the perfect place for these royals to hang out, made me wishing I could visit.

Jonah and Rowan's story intrigued me from start to finish. A king who feels unfit to lead his country, a librarian who is terrified of losing
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am already a fan of Liz Johnson and the short story she contributed to this anthology was just as wonderful as I would hope. I didn't get many chores done the day I started her story. I'm pretty sure I read it in one sitting. It was that good. What I really loved about this book, is that I was introduced to three new-to-me authors. Melissa Tagg contributed One Royal Christmas, Besty St. Amant added The Reluctant Princess, Liz Johnson contributed A Royal Wonderland, and Ashley Clark ended the b ...more
Marilyn Johnson
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a collection of four novellas all bundled in one book. All the stories take place in the nice, friendly town of Tinsel. Each story is a stand alone yet a few of the sub characters are woven throughout.
One royal Christmas by Melissa Tagg is a story I loved of Rowan and Jonah. Both have things to learn about themselves and each other. I loved their friendship.
The Reluctant Princess by Betsy ST. Amant is a story of Eleanor and Liam, both have their reasons for wanting a break fr
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet Novellas to Get You in the Christmas Spirit

If you eagerly await Hallmark Christmas movie season, you will love these four sweet Christmas novellas, each with a royal theme and set in Tinsel, which is basically a Christmas-themed version of Stars Hollow. These novellas are best enjoyed while snuggled under a blanket, sipping something hot. My favorite stories were the ones by Melissa Tagg (I adored her book-loving Prince and his swoon-worthy way of sending messages via favorite lines in
Linda Syman
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Can't go wrong reading this at Christmas time!

A wonderful collection of Christmas Prince and Princesses. Loose yourself in a winter wonder!and with just the right amount of romance and Christmas spice! All the stories are set in the town of Tinsel where Royals and the Famous can escape their lives and experience a time of being a normal person. Every story is worth reading. It puts you in the Christmas spirit too!
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable read

This was overall enjoyable. I have read far more believable royalty stories, but these were fun. I was a bit disappointed but only because I spent more than typical on this book. It was still full of good writing and light hearted romance. I just have read better, hence the 4 stars.
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Melissa Tagg is the award-winning author of the popular Walker Family series, the Where Love Begins series and the Enchanted Christmas Collection. She's a former reporter, current nonprofit grant writer and total Iowa girl.

Melissa's recent releases include a Carol Award Winner (One Enchanted Noel), an RT Book Reviews TOP PICK (All This Time) and a Publishers Weekly Spring Top Ten Pick (Like Never
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