Fascination with Royalty

We all grew up listening to fairy tales as bedtime stories or special treat, or even as a mean to keep an active child quiet for a moment. But many grownups are also fascinated by celebrity gossip and princess stories.

If you browse through Yahoo or Google, you will find a daily article about the British royals–the latest dress or hat worn by Duchess Kate, an adorable pictures of little Prince George and his sister, or even the amorous escapades of Prince Harry.

Remember the incredible success of The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot?

The inspiration for A BRIDE FOR PRINCE PAUL
While cruising the British Isles, I visited Guernsey, in the English Channel. This quaint island with special privileges and autonomy became Rensy Island, the setting of my new story. Prince Paul’s romance was inspired by Prince William and Kate’s, but my heroine is a dedicated American doctor.

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The reigning Prince of Rensy Island is very sick. To secure the future of his country he decides to match his grandson Paul with the American descendant of a Rensian princess.

Prince Paul is a successful businessman who leads a jet set life and often feeds the tabloids with juicy gossip. And he’s the last person who would let anyone manipulate him into an arranged marriage. Yet to please his dying grandfather, Paul agrees to meet the young woman in Paris and drives her around without revealing his title or goal.

Dr. Amy Tyrone has been planning a vacation to celebrate her appointment as a fellow in pediatrics at Harvard. When her boyfriend refuses to accompany her because of a medical conference cruise, she reassesses their lukewarm relationship and travels to Paris without him.

Attraction sizzles between Paul and Amy and soon turns into an irresistible passion. But Amy is a dedicated pediatrician who puts her patients and career above all else. When the ruling prince’s health fails, Paul and Amy are summoned to Rensy Island. To Amy’s shock, their engagement is announced.

Will Paul be able to convince Amy that he sincerely loves her?

How can she abandon her patients for his crown?

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Guernsey Island-the setting of my new book

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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

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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.

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

 

 

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

Here is the URL: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/37BZQ1K8SCMK7

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:

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

FRANCE
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!
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/37BZQ1K8SCMK7

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.

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

BELARUS
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.

SPAIN and ITALY
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.

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

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

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