A Royal Christmas Quandary
1860. Lady Alexandrina Gailey is looking forward to a cozy holiday at Windsor Castle with her best friend, Princess Alice, and her long-time crush, Lord George Worthington. But Drina's plans are all but dashed when Alice's parents, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, declare that Alice must choose one of two royal pr ...more
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Lady Alexandrina’s parents are pushing her to marry in order to secure their family fortunes as they have no male heir. Drina is now on a mis ...more
I loved this story. I love holiday books (especially romance) and this one didn't disappoint. Honestly, all the characters are great. I love the dialogue. And some of the shenanigans these characters get up are a hoot.
Add this one to your holiday TBR. You will not be disappointed.
Unfortunately for our heroine the entailed Estate was still legal at this time. In fact: England only outlawed the entail in 1925 applying to real estate. But England still allows male-only primogeniture for aristocratic titles, but this was changed for Royalty in 2013 whereby a ...more
Drina is the only child to her parents, and that means that someday she and her mother could be left without a home and Drina without a title when her Father passes, so what’s the mission this Christmas? Drina wants to try and convince the Queen to let her inherit.
Too bad for Drina she’s got a long to do list and her mission isn’t even at the top of it! Her cousin is a visiting royal prince from a province from Germany, a possible suitor to her best friend, Princess Alice, but the problem is tha ...more
After watching various Royal sitcoms such as The Crown and Reign, I have realised that a Royal household cannot carry on without any dramas or scandals. A Royal Christmas Quandary happens to celebrate a very amusing scandal that allegedly takes place in Queen Victoria’s r ...more
Samantha Hastings sprinkles plenty of fun, adventure and romance in her latest Victorian historical romance, A Royal Christmas Quandary.
Lady Alexandrina Gailey is looking forward to spending a fun Christmas in Windsor Castle with her best friend, Princess Alice. Drina and Alice have made plenty of plans for the holiday and not only is Drina counting down the days until she can spend the Christmas season with her best friend, but she is also excited about the fact that her long-time crus ...more
There was so much to love about this book, but perhaps one of my favorite parts was the adventures the two main characters, Drina and George, seem to go on. As they search for Drina's missing cousin, they get into all sorts of trouble. Plus, because of the time period of this book, things that would be normal and fine now, only add to th ...more
I think I built this up in my head to be a YA historical romance when it's definitely more YA historical fiction with a romance subplot. That said, I did enjoy it for the most part, although I thought the pacing could've been better. I also have to say that, although this was set in the 1860s, the language is quite mo ...more
3.5 rounded up to 4.
Drina has had a crush on George forever, but he's just the second son while she's almost royalty. Because her family hasn't made any male heirs, they risk losing everything upon her father's death, so her mother has other plans to ensure her future. Drina however wants to make sure the est ...more
There is no mystery. It's a friends to lovers cute book at Christmas. It's a little simple in plot and characterization but it's fun. Just don't go into it expecting a mystery, and you'll be fine.