Sunday, 24 April 2011
Review: To Marry A Prince - Sophie Page
To Marry A Prince by Sophie Page.
One night is about to change Bella’s life for ever…
Bella Greenwood isn’t a fairytale girl. If pushed, she’d probably tell you that her perfect wedding would involve a handful of close friends and family. But as she’s never met anyone she’d like to marry, it’s a moot point.
Until, in a midnight garden, Bella is helped out of an embarrassing situation by a tall, dark, handsome man with laughing eyes. And suddenly her life changes for ever, because the man is the world’s most eligible bachelor: Prince Richard, heir to the throne.
Richard sweeps her off her feet, and before she knows it they’re engaged. Which is when Bella’s problems really begin. Suddenly she is public property, and as if it isn’t enough to have her every move watched – while also learning to curtsy and negotiating the etiquette of how to address her future mother-in-law – she soon finds herself embroiled in bridesmaid politics, a right royal hen night, and a wedding dress controversy that causes a national scandal…
Can this ordinary girl survive the preparations for her very own Royal Wedding?
I loved this book so much. It's light, funny and romantic. Of course it's pretty unrealistic but who cares, it's not about realism it's about suspending disbelief for a few hours and reading a modern Cinderella tale.
The overall tone of the book was set at Bella and Richard's first meeting it was cute and funny and you just knew that something big was going to come out of it. Although it's a fairy tale romance and Richard and Bella obviously love each other quite a bit they have a lot of obstacles to overcome. Interfering families, media attention and crazy wedding planners to name a few. But they have each other and a few great friends to help them along the way and really you know it's all going to end happily ever after anyway.
I think To Marry A Prince worked even better than it usually would considering the big event happening on Friday. I kept trying to picture Kate Middleton and Prince William in some of the situations Bella and Richard find themselves in and it just made the book even funnier.
If you are looking for a light hearted read and something to get you in the mood for the royal wedding next week then this is the book for you.
That's all for now.