The Christmas Princess - Patricia McLinn

The Christmas Princess

By Patricia McLinn

  • Release Date: 2014-10-15
  • Genre: Romance
The Christmas Princess book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 593 Ratings)

The Christmas Princess Patricia McLinn Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

A Princess for a Few Weeks …
The coming Christmas season isn’t looking great for April Gareaux. Her job is uninspiring, her engagement is off, and she has nowhere to live. Certainly her family would take her in, especially Leslie and Grady Roberts and their circle of friends who have become her extended family. But it’s time she stops relying on them. 
Then comes an extraordinary offer – spend the holidays in Washington, D.C., with King Jozef of Bariavak as his possible long-lost granddaughter. Even more extraordinary is the man behind the offer and the one who will be beside her through the coming weeks, Hunter Pierce.
This is the last assignment Hunter would pick. Determination and grit have moved him beyond his past in Bariavak. Yet, here it is standing in front of him again, refusing to be ignored. … Just like his reactions to April. How can he fight what he’s feeling when they’re together all the time. 
King Jozef has known tragedy in his life. Now, comes this lovely young woman bringing joy to his holidays. How can he resist dabbling in some royal matchmaking. Wouldn’t it be delightful if he could give April a Christmas gift she will never forget …
                                                          … Her Prince for a Lifetime

The Christmas Princess, Book 5 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's The Wedding Series, is a moving, passionate contemporary romantic comedy that will captivate fans of Bella Andre, Susan Mallery and Sarah Wilson. 

5-star praise for The Wedding Series: 

“A wonderful series that will make you laugh and cry. Each page is filled with love that will eventually come to the people who so need it. A must read!”

"Perfect. The characters were multi-dimensional and played off each other in warm, thoughtful, loving ways. Each couple faced a different situation and overcame their obstacles together and with the insightful comments of their friends. ... Heart-warming."

“Fun and serious all at the same time. … Great love stories!  … Must read all books in the series! … I laughed and cried! Must read.” 

Get all the books in Patricia McLinn’s The Wedding Series today!
Prelude to a Wedding*
Wedding Party*
Grady's Wedding*
The Runaway Bride 
The Christmas Princess
         Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess)
The Surprise Princess
         Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince)
The Forgotten Prince

Box Sets
*The Wedding Series Trilogy (Books 1-3)
The Wedding Series Box Set Two: The Runaway Bride/ The Christmas Princess
The Wedding Series Box Set Three: The Surprise Princess/ Hoops
The Wedding Series Box Set Four: The Forgotten Prince/ Not a Family Man
The Wedding Series: The Complete Collection (Books 1-7, prequels and short story)

If you like wedding romance, try Patricia’s Marry Me series now!
Wedding of the Century
The Unexpected Wedding Guest
A Most Unlikely Wedding
Baby Blues and Wedding Bells

And for small-town romance, check out her Seasons in a Small Town series!
What Are Friends For? (Spring)
The Right Brother (Summer)
Falling for Her (Autumn)
Warm Front (Winter)

About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.

McLinn is the author of more than 50 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, contemporary western romances, contemporary romances elsewhere in the world, historical romances, and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards. 

She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.

Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website and social media.

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User reviews about this book

  • Lovely story

    By sbsbrinson
    I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters. It was well written for the most part but could have done with some additional editing in certain circumstances through the book. Overall, it didn’t take away from the story itself but was a bit annoying to see in an otherwise well written story.
  • Nice, layered storyline

    By rreinarts
    Good storyline and character development. Grammatical errors detract from readability a smidgen, hence 4 instead of 5 stars.
  • The Christmas Princess

    By Reva9526
    Excellent read with fun characters
  • WOW

    By "........llll,,,kkkiiijjjhhh
    Been some time since I have read such an absorbing book. Has many aspects: thriller, romance, intrigue and family. Loved it and just had to read straight through. Thank you Patricia!
  • Classic Holiday Romance

    By Kveann
    This is a classic Christmas romance with intrigue, plot twists, tears, and a happy ending. Who could ask for anything more?
  • The perfect Christmas read

    By DLM inWyo
    A witty intelligent romance with a hint of mystery and a dash of Christmas, this book captivated me with characters whose conversations and actions were realistic and captivating. I hated finishing it! In fact, I think that there is a still a chance for family connection with King Jozef and April...and I can’t wait to read that story!
  • Eh

    By RLS1217
    Wanted it to be good, but it wasn’t. There is absolutely no emotional connection. Couldn’t care less what happened to a single one of them and felt nothing between any of them either. Storyline is predictable and dialogue stilted. It was like reading a 12 year old’s book report - covered the salient actions but didn’t elicit the reason the story was told. Cold and boring.
  • The Christmas princess

    By mkbible
    Loved it. Kept me guessing. Looking forward to reading the next in the series.
  • Surprisingly good!

    By geekswife08
    Often Christmas-based romances are sweet but predictable. As are royalty based ones. This story was anything but! I really loved it all the way through, and found myself grinning and laughing out loud, or cheering the characters on. The parts with her family were a little hard to follow because I hadn’t read the previous books, but this is still a true stand-alone because you see their intent and emotion, which is really what writing is all about anyway. My only real complaint is that the two main characters didn’t have enough time together at the end, making it feel slightly rushed. It was still well done though, and I didn’t feel left hanging, just wishing I had more time with characters who by the end felt like family. I’m certainly keeping this book around to read agin!
  • The Wedding Series Book Four

    By JutzieLynn
    The Christmas Princess by Patricia McLinn The Wedding Series Book Four April Gareaux is fairly content in her life. If you can call being content being engaged to an older man who still lives with his domineering mother. A job that has her trying to convince the public what a great vegetable the Brussels sprout is, when she doesn't even like them. When offered an odd proposal by a man who says he can't tell her much about the offer, she is intrigued. When suddenly life around her starts to crumble, the offer may be the only solid ground to stand on. Special Agent Hunter Pierce is on a mission. He has to convince a woman to spend the next month living as someone she isn't. A princess. What should have been an easy mission becomes increasingly difficult with this woman. I loved this story and can't wait for the next book, A Christmas Surprise, that continues the tale. This can be read as a stand-alone book, but reading the first three books will lay the ground for many of the characters mentioned in this story, April's extended family. I loved the characters and the humor. **Sensual content

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