"Victorian romantic rendition of Sleeping Beauty is a charming winner"
In 1858 Edinburgh, though museum antiquarian expert
Christina Blackburn wants to acquire the Dundrennan
collection, she prefers to avoid traveling there.
Christina knows that the MacBrides who reside at Dundrennan
own the scandalous painting that she posed for in her youth
and hides from it ever since in garbs to bury her beauty.
No one else with the skills is available so a reluctant
Christina agrees to go, but hopes that her frumpy wardrobe
hides the fact that she was the model.
Upon arriving at the home of Sir Aedan Arthur MacBride,
Christina sees her notorious portrait on display. He feels
that if he links her to the picture, her credibility will
be destroyed. Aedan finds himself quite attracted to his
guest and wonders if the legend of the painting could be
true that he is the handsome man WAKING THE PRINCESS with
Susan King's Victorian romantic rendition of Sleeping
Beauty is a charming winner that will provide readers with
quite an entertaining time. The story line is clever and
witty as the lead couple struggles to avoid what seems
obvious to everyone else is their kismet, fulfilling the
legend. If a reader can choose only one historical
over the summer, WAKING THE PRINCESS is a strong choice
though released late in season in time for the Labor
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 27, 2003