About Princess and the Pea

the princess and the peaWhen Princess Kyra’s coach is overturned by bandits, she is forced to flee for her very life during a raging storm. Thankfully, Kyra discovers a castle and is hopeful that the kingdom might give her the shelter she desperately seeks. However, as she approaches, a guard arrives with the matching horse from her carriage, Kyra is frightened all over again and cautiously presents herself as a commoner named Marie. 

The queen is not convinced Marie is merely a commoner and commands her son, Prince David, to entertain and woo the girl until the truth comes out. There is intrigue afoot in the kingdom, and the queen is bound and determined to see if this mysterious girl had anything to do with it. 

With Prince David gleaning the truth, what could go wrong? No one could have expected him to fall for the bedraggled princess, least of all Kyra! 

My review

I love the way Jenni James writes her books! She writes fairy tales that are just so much fun to read! It’s fun that she stays true to the original fairy tale, but also adds in her own little twist to the book to make it even better. And she adds just the right amount of romance as well!

Princess and the Pea starts with our heroine escaping from robbers overturning her carriage. She’s unsure what to do, but ends up in a city unsure of who she can trust. It’s not surprising that she doesn’t tell the Queen and Prince of the city her true name so as not to be in any extra danger. But makes things a little sticky when she accidentally falls in love with Prince David.

I liked Kyra. She’s a princess who is quick to think on her feet. Her quick thinking saves her several times. I also liked the way she was able to have fun, even while doing menial chores. She’s almost always cheerful and fun loving.

I also liked Prince David. He was there when Kyra needed him the most. And he was willing to work hard and sacrifice comforts to fix things for her. The sweet romance between Kyra and David was perfect in this book.

I loved everything about this book! Can’t wait to read more of these fairy tale retellings like Princess and the Pea by this author!

I borrowed Princess and the Pea from my local library.

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