"Engaging historical romance"
In 1874, Prince Victor hires assassins to kill his uncle
and aunt, the ruler and his wife of the Principality of
Saxe-Wallerstein-Karolya. Victor's men also murder loyal
supporters of His Highness and seek out his cousin Princess
Georgiana to complete his coup. However, due to the
efforts of trusted individuals, Princess Giana escapes.
Though officially the new ruler of the small Baltic
principality, Giana flees to Scotland where she hides in an
isolated hunting lodge. Victor rules the nation with an
iron fist while his hired killers seek to eradicate the
last symbol of the opposition, Giana.
In a card game, American business mogul and hero of
dime novels Adam McKendrick wins the hunting lodge that
conceals Giana. He arrives at his new property, but is
shocked to see residents' residing in what he believed was
an unoccupied lodge. The squatters including Giana pretend
to be servants, but her royal bearing reveals her
masquerade as a maid false. As Adam and Giana fall in
love, he learns more about her past. He becomes determined
to help her gain what is rightfully hers.
The relationship between Adam and Giana turn Rebecca Hagan
Lee's historical romance into a fun reading experience.
Though the audience will crave Adam, he seems too perfect
that is until Giana, EVER THE PRINCESS, rips his skin apart
revealing his flaws. The story line is action packed, but
clearly belongs to the intrepid heroine who makes a fairy
tale come true for sub-genre fans.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 27, 2002
Awakened one night by her father's most trusted servant,
Princess Giana is given her father's ring-signifying her as
ruler of Saxe-Wallerstein-Karolya. Her parents have been
slain by her treacherous cousin in a coup to seize the
throne. But with the princess still alive, no one can claim
the crown. With only a handful of loyal servants left to
attend and protect her, Giana flees to an abandoned hunting
lodge in Scotland to hide.
Adam McKendrick is a successful hotel owner from Nevada --
and the unfortunate subject of a series of embarrassing
dime novels. A stroke of luck at poker wins him a Scottish
hunting lodge giving him the excuse he needs to leave the
states and his infamous reputation for awhile. To his
surprise, he finds the lodge has a domestic staff, headed
by a very clumsy, yet quite beautiful maid named Giana...