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A Royal Pain
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message 1: by Bethany (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:44AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Bethany (bethlikesbooks) | 6 comments I've been looking for this book forever!

A story about a girl in junior high (maybe?) who discovers she had been switched at birth with a princess, and returns to her home country to assume the role. I know this sounds a LOT like "The Princess Diaries", but it is most definitely not! I read this in middle school (around 1992), the paperback cover had an illustration of a girl wearing a ball gown and lifting up the skirt to reveal a pair of jeans underneath. There was also a seamstress working on the dress.

Help! Thanks so much!

message 2: by Tara (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:44AM) (new)

Tara (snowytara) | 24 comments I think it's "A Royal Pain" by Ellen Conford. If not, good luck!

message 3: by Kate (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:45AM) (new)

Kate (katiebobus) | 200 comments I LOVED this book!!! I heard Princess Diaries was good but I am still bitter that the plot was so blatantly stolen from A Royal Pain.

message 4: by Bethany (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:45AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Bethany (bethlikesbooks) | 6 comments YES! That's it! Thank you SO much! Before I posted this here, I tried searching Worldcat for it, but "Princesses--Fiction" yields a TON of results, as expected.

Thanks again! And Kate, you are SO right. Princess Diaries was a rip-off.

message 5: by CLM (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:16PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

CLM | 304 comments I love that Ellen Conford, and she once autographed it for me. Another one on that topic I like is called A Coronet for Cathie by Gwendoline Courtney.

Rainbowheart | 22639 comments A Royal Pain for the trackable link.

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