Once Upon A Royal Christmas by Teri Wilson is a sweet twist on the Cinderella story.
I loved this book. Gracie was the perfect sunshine to Prince Nick’s grumpy persona. Gracie may only be a fairytale princess but she takes her job seriously. When she gets the chance to perform in San Glacera for the royal family, she hesitates. She doesn’t know that her brand of Princess Snowflake charm is exactly what this small country needs.
Though Nicholas was the Crown Prince, he had a lot to learn about how to live in the moment in spite of his responsibilities. Gracie had to learn that though she was only pretending to be a princess, her job gave people value. It reminded them that they had a purpose and that they could make others while accomplishing that purpose.
It was fun reading about the interaction between Gracie and Prince Nick. By the end of the book, I had a warm fuzzy feeling of the kind usually accomplished by watching copious amounts of Christmas movies.
Readers will be reminded that everyone is different and special on their own. That everyone has to follow their own path whatever that may be. And maybe, just maybe miracles happen and you can find your Prince Charming and live happily ever after.
If you enjoy fairytale retellings, grumpy sunshine, or the royal trope, you’ll enjoy Once Upon A Royal Christmas. I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher through NetGalley; a positive review was not required.
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She pretends to be a princess at children’s parties.
But can she melt a real prince’s frosty heart?
Get swept away by a Christmas story from Hallmark
and bestselling author Teri Wilson—
the queen of royal romance!
“I’m Prince Nikolas of San Glacera. Oh, you’ve never heard of us? Well, you’re not the only one. Our country relies on winter tourism, but we’re attracting fewer and fewer visitors. I admit it’s a problem. I just don’t think the solution is an American who likes to play dress-up.
You see, while I was away on a trip, my younger sister convinced the palace to hold a contest. The winner gets to star in our annual Ice Village festivities and accompany our royal family to holiday events.
And who did they choose? Gracie Clark, who runs a children’s party business and performs as—I kid you not—‘Princess Snowflake.’
Of course, I do respect the fact that she volunteers at children’s hospitals. I suppose to some, she might have a certain charm… But the whole cheap spectacle is beneath our dignity.
I’m not going to shirk my duty to my kingdom. I’ll go to every event with her. At least, once Christmas is over, she’ll be gone…”
About Teri Wilson
USA Today Bestselling Author Teri Wilson writes heartwarming contemporary romance with a touch of whimsy. Three of Teri’s books have been adapted into Hallmark Channel Original Movies, including UNLEASHING MR. DARCY (plus its sequel MARRYING MR. DARCY), THE ART OF US and NORTHERN LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS, based on her book SLEIGH BELL SWEETHEARTS. She is also a recipient of the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction and a 2022 inductee into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame.