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 599 Ratings)

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

The toughest mission of his career… Her
The 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, who will be beside her through the coming weeks – diplomatic security agent 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. 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 is Book 5 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's heart-warming and feel-good The Wedding Series. If you love moving, passionate contemporary romances with a touch of humor, this series will captivate you.

Readers’ reactions to The Christmas Princess
“Filled with ups and downs, laughing and crying, and all the while keeping the reader guessing... April and Hunter lead us through a fairy tale knowing that the glass slipper will fit in the end, however there is always a twist.” - 5-star review
“I hated coming to the end.” - 5-star review
“A little humor, a little mystery (is she the missing princess or not), a little romance and a lot of love shown. … This is a must read.” - 5-star review
“Warms the heart.” - 5-star review
“I read this book as a standalone ...enjoying every minute, hating to step away to cook for a New Years’ Day brunch. My guests left, I washed a few dishes, and dove back into my recliner -- not getting up until the book was finished. I consumed it like a wonderful meal!” - 5-star review
“A love story wrapped in a bit of mystery plus a rescue dog - what else do you need.” - 5-star review
“You will have tears of joy.” - 5-star review
“Absolutely delightful! …Depth and substance as well as a slow burn romance. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a wonderful Christmas romance!!” - 5-star review

5-star praise for The Wedding Series
“Love it...Love it..... very real. Do I recommend it? Without a doubt, 100%.”
“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!”
"Great love stories! … Must read all books in the series! … I laughed and cried!”

Get The Wedding Series today!
1. Prelude to a Wedding
2. Wedding Party
3. Grady’s Wedding
4. The Runaway Bride
5. The Christmas Princess
6. Hoops (full-length prequel to The Surprise Princess)
7. The Surprise Princess
8. Not a Family Man (full-length prequel to The Forgotten Prince)
9. The Forgotten Prince

Crave more wedding romance?
Try the Marry Me series!

Wedding of the Century
The Unexpected Wedding Guest
A Most Unlikely Wedding
Baby Blues and Wedding Bells

Seasons in a Small Town
What Are Friends For? (Spring)
The Right Brother (Summer)
Falling for Her (Autumn)
Warm Front (Winter)

About the Author
Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
McLinn has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian. She 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.).
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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