On this day in 1006, William the Conqueror sailed from the Somme River to begin the Norman Conquest of England. This singular event would ultimately shape the Royal Houses of Europe.
|A panel from the Bayeux Tapestry, capturing the events|
of the Norman Conquest (Wikipedia)
British author Hester Browne creates her own kingdom for her modern fairy tale, THE RUNAWAY PRINCESS:
She’s a green-fingered gardener. He’s a blue-blooded banker. Can the Queen of Spades really make it work with the Prince of Diamonds?
If Amy Wilde’s new boyfriend, Leo, treats her like a queen, that’s because he’s secretly a prince himself: Leopold William Victor Wolfsburg of Nirona, the ninth most eligible royal bachelor in the world. Amy soon discovers that dating an heir to a throne has many charms—intimate dinners, glittering galas, and a dazzling new wardrobe with tiaras to match. But there are also drawbacks: imagine the anxiety of meeting your boyfriend’s parents multiplied by “riding in a private jet,” “staying in a castle,” and “discussing the line of succession over lunch.” Not to mention the sudden press interest in your very un-royal family. Amy would do anything for Leo, but is finding her Prince Charming worth the price of losing herself?
|Amy would love the flowers in Hawaii!|
I loved this book! I posted my five star review of THE RUNAWAY PRINCESS on Goodreads at this link. I'll post my review on Amazon when it is published on October 2 at this link. To celebrate THE RUNAWAY PRINCESS, I am giving away a Hawaiian "Royal" souvenir to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. If Amy is the Queen of Spades (because she is a gardener), what are you? I'm the Baroness of Blogging!
Suggestions for titles - Empress, Queen, Princess, Duchess, Marchioness, Countess, Baroness, Lady, Dame, Honorable, etc.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, September 29, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, September 30.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Hester and her books, check out her website at hesterbrowne.com.