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Monday, May 29, 2017

Just Finished Reading ... Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney

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Romancing the Throne
by Nadine Jolie Courtney

To be published
on May 30, 2017
by Katherine Tegen Books

Synopsis from Goodreads: For the first time ever, the Weston sisters are at the same boarding school. After an administration scandal at Libby’s all-girls school threatens her chances at a top university, she decides to join Charlotte at posh and picturesque Sussex Park. Social-climbing Charlotte considers it her sisterly duty to bring Libby into her circle: Britain’s young elites, glamorous teens who vacation in Hong Kong and the South of France and are just as comfortable at a polo match as they are at a party. It’s a social circle that just so happens to include handsome seventeen-year-old Prince Edward, heir to Britain’s throne. If there are any rules of sisterhood, “Don’t fall for the same guy” should be one of them. But sometimes chemistry—even love—grows where you least expect it. In the end, there may be a price to pay for romancing the throne...and more than one path to happily ever after.
My take:  As a huge Anglophile, I really enjoyed this story about two sisters who each date the future king of England at boarding school. (Yes, I guess this is technically a triangle, but the prince's relationship with one sister ends before he takes up with the other.)

Charlotte's the younger sister. She's outgoing and obsessed with fashion, make-up, and her phone. Older sister Libby is shyer and more serious. Edward, who is about to take up official duties as a royal, has the weight of the world on his shoulders. (Can you see where this is going? I thought so.) The two girls are close ... until they have a huge row over Edward. They're also commoners, the daughters of an upper-upper-middle-class shoe entrepreneur. Are you getting a Middleton vibe here? Jolly clever of you to figure that out!

For me, this was a fun, fluffy read. I love boarding school stories and sister stories and am mourning the (probable) end of Ladies of London.

Fans of all things British and royal should check this one out. Triangle-haters may want to proceed with caution. While two sisters dating the same guy is a little weird, I really didn't find that a sticking point. I mean, it happens with brothers in YA all the time: The Summer I Turned Pretty series, the Shatter Me series, the Vampire Diaries series...

5 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds like a whole lot of fun. I'm not particularly into royals in books, but I do like boarding schools. Good to know the two sisters dating the same guy was weird for you. I'll have to give it a try.

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    1. If you love boarding school stories, definitely check it out!

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  2. Ooooh I don't know. As long as it's one brother at a time lol

    For What It's Worth

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    1. Well both at once would be a different genre, probably!

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  3. I've seen that cover a few times and it definitely looks fun. I wasn't sure what it was about!

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