The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

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by Victoria Alexander
     
 

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The classic tale of a fervent courtship between an American heiress and a dashing British earl from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander

Feel the pea through this bed and win the heart of the man you'll wed.

A true American princess, Cecily White stood to inherit her father's business empire. And with the twentieth century

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The classic tale of a fervent courtship between an American heiress and a dashing British earl from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander

Feel the pea through this bed and win the heart of the man you'll wed.

A true American princess, Cecily White stood to inherit her father's business empire. And with the twentieth century right around the corner, the independent beauty had no intention of marrying some foreign nobleman seeking her money. Then, on a trip to England, Cece fell under the spell of a dashing peer who had more to recommend him than the length of his title and the size of his countinghouse. But Cece wouldn't surrender her heart to the virile Earl of Graystone until he proved that the only treasure he wanted was her love.

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In this late Victorian version of the classic fairy tale, an American heiress and an English earl find love despite obstacles. Originally published in 1996 as part of Love Spell's "Faerie Tale Romance" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062019295
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/26/2014
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
766,141
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award-winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was more fun than real life. She is the author of thirty-one novels, and her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Victoria lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her long-suffering husband and two dogs, in a house under endless renovation and never-ending chaos.

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The Princess and the Pea 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
GHott More than 1 year ago
Hott Synopsis: It’s definitely a folly – though whose we can’t be certain. Lady Olivia knows that her son Jared must marry an heiress and an American one seems to be the only option but that doesn’t mean she has to settle. Lady Olivia will make sure that the next Duchess will be a true lady worthy of her title even if she has to resort to her favorite Fairy Tale for ideas. CeCe can’t believe it when her friend returns from England only to lament about the most gorgeous Duke whose mother shewed her away. Seriously? Who do those Englishers think they are anyway? After a bit of manipulation CeCe manages to embark on a journey to show the English that Americans are every bit as worthy as they until she meets a commoner with the most striking blue eyes she’s ever seen. Jared can’t believe his luck. He’s finally met the girl of his and they’re in love… except, she’s not an heiress and he can’t forgo hundreds of years of history for one life of bliss. Except, neither Jared nor CeCe are who the other thought and now… they’ll marry – if they don’t kill each other or Lady Olivia first! Hott Review of The Princess and the Pea: I don’t know when I’ve laughed so very hard. I LOVED this book. It was absolutely perfect. Witty, fun, and interesting. I think my favorite part was the innuendo & sarcasm but then, Victoria Alexander is known for that. More… Author: Victoria Alexander Source: Amazon (Not even on sale!) Grade: A+ Steam: Adult Setting: England with jaunts to Chicago & Paris
AnnBKeller More than 1 year ago
Cecily White’s father made a fortune in America and she had been raised as a privileged young lady with numerous marriage prospects. However, Cecily was determined that the man she marry wanted to be with her because he loved her and not just to obtain her fortune. By contrast, the Earl of Graystone was heir to an old and respected title, but their family fortunes had suffered of late. His family urged him to marry an heiress, a young lady of suitable family and wealth, who could bring real life back into the line. Jared cannot imagine anything so cold blooded. Yet, when Cece meets Jared, she finds him to be charming and fun. The motor car he and his partner have designed shows real promise, too. All he needs is a little investment capital to get the production line in gear. Nevertheless, what girl doesn’t yearn to be swept off her feet? Surely, financing a factory for producing motor cars isn’t very romantic. Determined that Jared shouldn’t get off so easily, Cece leads him a merry chase through her family’s triumphs and foibles. Over the weeks, however, they fall more and more in love until there is no one else but Jared who seems destined to wed the cherished American princess. Delightful for its vintage style, décor and grace, intermingled with a charming romance from the previous generation. A lovely read for a beguiling afternoon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Needed serious editing
julieford More than 1 year ago
Victoria Alexander has written a great book based loosely on a fairy tale. Cece White is an American heiress who wishes to enact revenge on the Earl of Graystone for her friend. Jared, the Earl of Graystone is looking to marry an American heiress but his meddling mother chases off every prospect until Cece. Cece and Jared are imaginative, progressive and fun characters to follow in this turn of the century love story.
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The book was amazing and i have to completely agree with the last post 100%
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Thought this was a weak attempt and didn't even bother to finish reading it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, entertaining
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was bored through most of the book.