Guernsey Island-the setting of my new book


Two years ago, I went on a memorable cruise around the British Isles. Would you like to come along with me for a repeat ?

First stop, St. Peter Port in Guernsey Island. A quaint island in the Channels that became the setting of my new romance novel: A BRIDE FOR PRINCE PAUL


These tiny Channel Islands, modern yet pastoral, separated from Normandy in 1204, with a population on 65,000. St. Peter Port is the capital with a population of 16,000. The official language is English but the legislative language is French, and there is an island dialect of Guernesiais, close to the French and spoken by 2% of the population.

IMG_4352Our guide informed us that the island which is part of the Commonwealth has its own government and governor. No tax for its citizens and free health service for the children under six and senior over seventies.

During WWII, Guernsey was heavily fortified by Hitler. We saw battlements and visited the Occupation Museum with its tunnels.

victor_hugo_gardenThe French poet and famous writer, Victor Hugo lived here in exile for 15 years at the Hauteville House with his wife Adele and four children. His son, Charles, noted that this house was “a veritable three-story autograph, a poem in several rooms.” Both Les Misérables and the Huntchback of Notre-Dame were written in Guernsey.

Sir Edmund Andros lived in Sausmarez Manor. He was the Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey, and at various times Governor of New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia and North Carolina. He was the one who changed the name of New Amsterdam to New York when he was its first British Governor.

William Le Lacheur is another famous resident who built a coffee empire in Costa Rica and Europe.

French Impressionist Renoir created some of the most valuable painting of the island’s cliffs and bays.

With its cobbled streets and picturesque seafront marina, St. Peter Port is considered one of Europe ‘s prettiest harbor towns. The Gold and Silversmiths Workshops are situated in a converted barn that dates to 1582.



Set in the countryside sits a miniature chapel. The Little Chapel is decorated with pebbles, shells, and pieces of broken china.




My contemporary romance novel, A BRIDE FOR PRINCE PAUL, has been approved for Kindle Scout. May I ask you for your nomination.

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No purchase necessary, and, if selected, you’ll receive the ebook FREE!

Sincere thanks in advance.


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Inspiration and Setting

Did I ever mention that I visited over hundred countries? I stopped counting when I reach 100!

Whether I traveled on business trips, accompanied my husband on airplane deliveries as part of his business trips, or relaxed during vacations, or cruises, I always took extensive notes about the places I visited.

Let’s tabulate the settings in my romance novels:

Her Greek Tycoon:  A sexy and humorous Romeo and Juliette Greek style, set in Mykonos Island.

Her French Count: Are his statue and chateau worth endangering the life of the impetuous young woman who’s turned his life upside down
Right Name, Wrong Man: What’s a girl to do when she whispers another man’s name in her fiancé’s arms?
Mother’s Day Babies: Never too late to find love and happiness.
Christmas Papa: Who’s my Papa, Mommy?

And now, my most recent novel, set in France and Rensy Island—Rensy Island is inspired by Guernsey Island in the Channel:
A Bride for Prince Paul on Kindle Scout: She can’t abandon her patients for his crown!

May I count on your nomination? If I get selected you will receive a free copy of this delightful book set in Paris and Rensy Island in the Channels.

Husband for a Week: Sicilian vendetta, fake husband, and an irascible matchmaking grandmother complicate Jonathan and Isabella’s lives. Can love conquer all?

Her Russian Hero: Clash of cultures and intrigues between an American scientist and the Major General of Belarus.
An Unusual Christmas: In a far away country, a baby girl, four little boys, and a handsome doctor may teach Dr. Jillian the true meaning of Christmas.

Her Christmas Cruise: The perfect fiancé is a cheater and the fabulous Christmas wedding is off. But the would-be honeymoon cruise may fulfill the dreams of Julia and her unexpected companion.

Valentine Babies: Can he love a woman expecting another man’s baby?

Osiris’ Second Life: based on the legend of the Egyptian gods, Isis and Osiris.

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A Bride for Prince Paul on Kindle Scout

My Kindle Scout campaign for A Bride for Prince Paul has launched.

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May I count on your nomination? If I get selected you will receive a free copy of this delightful book set in Paris and Rensy Island in the Channels.

After you enter your nomination and rating, please leave your name in the comments or email me at To thank you, I will gift you a copy of one of my books from the Holiday Babies Series.

Here is the URL:

To Nominate me, click HERE

A Bride for Prince Paul (Modern Princes Series Book 1) by MONA RISK

She can’t abandon her patients for his crown!

To please his dying grandfather and protect his country’s autonomy, Prince Paul of Rensy Island must marry an American doctor, descendant of a Rensian princess. Paul, a confirmed bachelor, agrees to meet Amy incognito during her vacation in Paris. Although her career and ex-boyfriend are major interferences, attraction sizzles between Amy and her ‘driver’, but the rumor of her engagement to ‘Prince’ Paul outrages her. Can he convince her that he loves her, in spite of his lies by omission?

I wrote this story while cruising the British Isles. The setting of the book was inspired by the quaint Guernsey island, an island in the Channels.

Imagine if Kate Middleton (Dr. Amy in my story) were an American doctor, dedicated to her career and her patients. What if Prince William (Prince Paul in my story) wanted to make sure his future wife will love him for himself and not for his crown?
What if he decided to play her driver and guide in Paris to get to know her better?
What if their attraction turns into passionate love?
What if the paparazzi haunt them at every turn? What if the tabloid magazines spoil everything? What if…what if…what if…


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