Happy Wednesday and welcome to my stop on the A ROYAL CHRISTMAS QUANDARY blog tour! I’m so excited because today I have a guest post by Samantha Hastings to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so so excited to for you to find out more about it, PLUS enter for a chance to win a print copy!
A Royal Christmas Quandary by Samantha Hastings
Published on October 6, 2020 by Swoon Reads
Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Romance
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When you spend Christmas in a castle, anything is possible.
1860. Lady Alexandrina Gailey is looking forward to a cozy holiday at Windsor Castle with her best friend, Princess Alice, and her long-time crush, Lord George Worthington. But Drina's plans are all but dashed when Alice's parents, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, declare that Alice must choose one of two royal princes to become engaged to before Christmas.
There's just one problem: George, a junior member of the Foreign Office, has accidentally misplaced one of the princes.
Together, Drina and George scour the town of Windsor for the missing prince, desperately hoping to deliver him to the royal dinner party with the queen none the wiser. They might just need a royal Christmas miracle to pull it off.
What books would you recommend to Drina, Alice, and George?
A ROYAL CHRISTMAS READING QUANDARY
Lady Drina Gailey spends most of the Christmas holiday helping her friend, George, look for the missing Crown Prince of Hoburg. The friends make an unlikely detective duo, much like Reginald “Turnip” Fitzhugh and Miss Arabella Dempsey in:
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig.
When Arabella and Turnip stumble upon an errant (but elegant) Christmas pudding with a mysterious note written in French, they decide to investigate. Their search leads them to the house party of the Dowager Duchess of Dovedale; where they discover romance and danger.
Lord George Worthington comes to a stunning realization when he convinces a servant to take the place of Prince Friedrich: the only difference between a prince and a working man, is how they are dressed. I’m sure George would enjoy this delightful Christmas book from the perspective of the staff:
Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey.
Lady’s maid, Kate Darby, and valet, Matt Harlow, are busy with their duties, they don’t have time for romance or for mysteries. But when a footman goes missing, together they follow the clues and stumble across a counterfeiting scheme. English traditions and mistletoe kisses make this read a holiday treat.
Princess Alice’s parents, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, declare that Alice must choose one of two royal princes to become engaged to before Christmas! She’s unsure which prince and future to choose. To help her with her choice, I would recommend:
One Way or Another by Kara McDowell.
Paige suffers from crippling anxiety and even the smallest of decisions, sends her into a spiral of overthinking. So when she is offered two different ways to celebrate Christmas, she is undecided. Go to New York with her mom on her first airplane ride and do all the things on her list. Or, enjoy the holiday at her best friend’s cabin who she also happens to be in love with. Fate and a knock on the head, give her the opportunity to enjoy both options…
Are you ready to start reading Christmas/holiday books? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!