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Someday My Prince Will Come: True Adventures of a Wannabe Princess
     

Someday My Prince Will Come: True Adventures of a Wannabe Princess

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by Jerramy Fine
 

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The charming story of a small-town girl who dreams of finding love with a real-life English prince?and who?s willing to go to hilarious lengths to make her fairy tale come true

Most young girls dream of becoming a princess. But unlike most girls, Jerramy Fine never grew out of it. Strangely drawn to the English royal family since she was a child, Jerramy

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Someday My Prince Will Come: True Adventures of a Wannabe Princess 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
VaBookworm More than 1 year ago
What's not to love about a country steeped in centuries of history, ruled by kings, and filled with men that speak with the hottest accent on the planet??? Jerramy Fine totally agrees that there's no place on Earth that is as awesome as England. Born to hippies and raised in a teepee, Jerramy always felt out of place. From an early age, she felt a strong sense that there had been a tragic mix-up at birth, separating her from her upper class British family. One day while in the library, Jerramy saw a photo of Peter Phillips, grandson of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. She knew immediately that they were meant for one another, and that she would one day be his princess. As she grew older, Jerramy did everything she could to prepare herself for the day she joined the royal family. From studying proper English etiquette to hosting tea parties and dressing like the glamorous Grace Kelly, she planned on being ready for her debut in England. After years of waiting, the opportunity finally came for Jerramy to study abroad in London. From the moment she arrives in England, her life is a whirlwind of what every anglophile dreams about! Wild parties with Oxford guys and invitations to the most highbrow events are day-to-day life events for Jerramy. Although she has her share of fun with all of the Hugh Grant lookalikes at Oxford, she continues throughout the book to pursue the love of her life, Peter Phillips. Does she eventually get her prince and live happily ever after? You'll have to read it to find out! Never in my life have I ever felt that I had so much in common with an author! Her tale of taking the plunge and moving to England is both inspiring and cautionary. I learned an incredible amount from this book, all while having an excellent laugh! It's tough to be certain if the entire story is true, or if she embellished a bit for the readers, but all I know is that I wish I could live just one day in her shoes! The characters you meet throughout Jerramy's experiences are interesting and diverse. I love that although everyone keeps telling Jerramy she's completely nuts for loving everything British so much, she presses on, completely ignoring their criticism. I also loved her parents- especially her mom- who were constantly entertaining with their hippie outlook on life. Jerramy's interactions with her parents, crazy roommates, and friends will definitely have you laughing! I loved the writing style of this book. Although it's primarily narrative, her insights and thought processes are hilarious! I love that there are footnotes throughout, in case you don't know a term, or to clarify details of British culture that may be beyond a typical American's knowledge. I especially loved the end (which I won't divulge), when she offers an epilogue and some insight. I think she conveyed her message incredibly well, and feel like I've learned a great deal from her shared experience. If you're an anglophile, I strongly suggest you read this book! Jerramy experiences so many incredible events and meets so many interesting people that I can't even begin to convey the gamut of emotions you roll through while reading this book. That being said, I will say I've never laughed so much while reading a book! Someday My Prince Will Come is insightful, poignant, and entertaining. This is definitely a book that will remain on my shelf for a long time, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a nice, lighthearted read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I admit I bought this book for 2 reasons only- 1' because it was recommended by Jen Lancaster 'Bitter is the New Black' and 2' the author is from my home state of Colorado. I started reading it on a flight, and was first a little skeptical. This girl thinks she is going to marry a Prince? She believes she was royalty in a past life? Um... ok. But, I kept reminding myself that it was a memoir and -unless she was going all James Frey- it was true. So I kept on going and fell more and more in love with this book. I constantly quoted passages to my friend because I just had to share a funny quote, insight, or humorous occurrence. I finished this book in just over a day and immediately recommended it to all my friends. We read a lot of chick-lit and I often find myself feeling a bit empty after some books. Whether its not believing something like that could really happen or just realizing that book was just like the last one you read. But, this book is different. First of all it is a memoir, which makes it all the more heartwarming and charming. You root for the heroine the whole way through- feel her disappointments and cheer with her during her triumphs. And also, its not the dumbed-down chick-lit that so many of have be come accustomed too. It's smart and witty, yet still light and fun- perfect for planes, the beach, or just a typical night curled up on the couch with a glass of wine. I strongly encourage you to go out there and buy this wonderful book and support this amazing first time author. That way- when she is on Oprah in a few years you can say- Oh Jerramy Fine? Yeah, I've been reading her for years. I can't believe it took Oprah this long to discover her!
Ashley Potter More than 1 year ago
If you are interested in London or the British royalty, you will love Jerramy's tale.
Nookie_Girl More than 1 year ago
It's so hard for me to place the book down (yes, I finished the book in one day)! I gave Jerammy Five Fabulous Stars for pursuing her dream (or may I say madness?). Inspiring and motivational!
onetoeshort More than 1 year ago
I originally picked up this book because I liked the cover, but once I started I couldn't stop! The author had me laughing within the first two pages, and the rest of the book held me just as captivated.
Raspberry_Jam More than 1 year ago
I don't often write reviews for books, but I was so charmed by Ms. Fine's memoir that I had to make note of it. I picked up this book by suggestion of my best friend who simply adored it. I was not expecting to enjoy a book about a young women who has devoted her life to pursuing and marrying into royalty, but I found myself identifying with Jerramy and her passionate pursuit of her dreams. This book is a humorous, touching, and wonderful coming of age story that I would recommend to anyone looking for a quick, entertaining read.
khadeeja More than 1 year ago
I could NOT put this book down. Every page was better than the last. The story resonates with every girl's dream to become a princess. I would recommend it to everyone who belives in their dreams.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jerramy's wit and tenacity are spell binding. This is a must read for anyone who has lived in the middle of nowhere but dreamed about making it to somewhere, or anyone raised by hippies being forced to experience nude hotsprings, vapor caves, and VW vans. Thank you to Jerramy for a great tale, for following her dreams, and allowing those of us that choose the real world first to live vicariously through her fairytale experiences and be a little more carefree because of it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Upon finishing this unique novel, I felt the immediate earge to write a review. Jerramy Fine's heartfelt memoir takes the reader into the mind of a young American woman seeking out what she feels is her royal birth right. The book is very relatable- I think a lot of young women as 'grown ups' still have that sneaking desire to be a princess, but Jerramy's adventure shows us that we have to find the princess in ourselves. I was so moved and amused by this book all at the same time! The juxtaposition of her eccentric small town upbringing and her life-long love affair with English aristocracy is brilliantly witty, honest and amusingly educational for those who wonder what life in the UK is really like. I've never heard a personal story like this one- so full of funny real life situations, run ins with royalty and true ambition. Pick it up- you'll be moved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jist read the sample first. Its fantastic
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I am looking for a good piece to do in drama do you think guy judges would enjoy the hummor?
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Very entertaining!
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Okay I love to read and I love most books I pick up. I thought this book would be really cute and entertaining. But for the most part it was very repetitive and overall boring. I finished it and the ending was good but I wish we could have found out who she ended up with.