"All hail the Princess Christina! BUT..."

Christina works on a cruise ship and when she gets fired from her job one morning and she gets off in the port of Juneau, Alaska. Rather than finding a place to stay, she spends the rest of her money on a fishing trip where she meets the most interesting man with a proposition too good to be true. The King of Alaska has just invited her to stay in the castle!

Unfortunately there was just something that rubbed me wrong with THE ROYAL TREATMENT. I got a hoot out of Alaska becoming its own country because the US was too busy to buy it from Russia and that the royalty of Alaska seem like misplaced celebrities.

While Christina's foul mouth didn't really bug me, I did have a problem with how quickly she got engaged, but then again, I liked her "why not me?" attitude (and its not like she could do better!). I just had a real hard time getting into Christina as a character. I felt like she was portrayed as a rude, overly loud American that was full of herself. Oh well, she was. I also had a hard time believing that she was so rude to all the people trying to help her but to give examples, is to spoil the story... Which also was part of the funny stuff I admit. I was drooling when she was describing the food for the wedding and I share Christina's lack of interest of shoes. Why spend a huge amount of money when it's not necessary? So I have to admit that the wedding preparations had me busting up laughing.

David and his fascination with his penguins...I really thought he was kind of a boring, try and stay out of the limelight kind of I just don't see how he and Christina can work as a couple...other than she fits right in with his siblings. He is definitely the hero in disguise because he had a lot of hidden abilities that almost seemed out of place and character.

All in all, I love Mary Janice Davidson as an author and really enjoyed her take on Alaska. (Thank you for mentioning the penguins were imported by the way!) The story is fun and full of laughs, but there are a string of events that take place that rubbed me the wrong way. I recommend this book, but THE ROYAL TREATMENT is not one of my favorite books written by her.

Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted April 21, 2005

Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted November 22, 2006


Alaska is an independent country with it's own royal family. The king, who likes to mingle with his subjects incognito, meets Christina, a loudmouth chef who speaks her mind using vividly colorful phrases. The king invites her to the castle; she thinks for a job interview but he sees her as a worthy bride for his crown-prince, David. Can Christina's confident personality carry her through planning a royal wedding and a royal family crisis? See how Christina and David's relationship goes from arranged to blistering in spite of the cold climate!

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The Royal Treatment
(Alaskan Royals: Book 1)
by MaryJanice Davidson

Kensington Publishing (Brava)
October 1, 2005
Available: October 20, 2005
ISBN #0758208022
EAN #9780758208026
256 pages
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