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Series: Palotays of Montana #2
Title: Once Upon a Royal Christmas
Author: Robin Bielman
Publisher: Montana Born, Tule Publishing
Published: October 20th, 2016
Update: December 2017:
I spotted this book again on Amazon and couldn’t resist re-reading it. I don’t re-read many books but I really enjoyed escaping into this one again. The characters and settings are brought to life by this highly talented author, ensuring this is still a five star read for me and one that I highly recommend to anyone looking for a delightful royal festive romance to read.
Here’s my more detailed review from November 2016:
Prince Theodore Chenery of Montanique has come to stay in his Mother’s home town to spend a month visiting his grandparents and the area after her tragic death. His Mum had never returned after her marriage, but he has been brought up hearing all about the small town, the people and places his Mum had remembered so fondly. His visit is a personal one and he’s taken over the local B&B, Bramble House, for him and his bodyguard, Hawk, for the duration of his stay.
Rowan Palotay is an aspiring news reporter, though her latest gaffe has sidelined her to the pets column. She really wishes she could have been the local reporter following the Prince’s visit but accepts that won’t happen. She’s out dog walking when the dogs decide to drag her to meet the unsuspecting Prince! That’s the start of their encounters and a really enjoyable Royal romance. I’ve loved books by this author in the past and this is another superb read with laugh out loud moments, great characters, a brilliant plot, angst as well as twists and turns galore.
I haven’t read any of the Tule Montana books for a while – but I’m so glad I have started doing so again as I thoroughly enjoyed doing so! It is great to visit so many places I remember from earlier stories. There are actually a series of festive reads all based around the same town, places, people and events …… Get ready to visit Marietta’s Christmas Stroll and the Ball in all the stories! I’ve been lucky enough to read several of them and thoroughly enjoyed them all. I have no hesitation in highly recommending this and the other books in the series to anyone looking for a lovely festive romance with great stories involving many common characters and events but each written by a different, talented author focusing on a different couple.
I was gifted an ARC of this novel via NetGalley with no obligation or requirement to review it, back in 2016. I remembered enjoying reading it and, just over a year later, purchased a copy and re-read it. This is my updated review and my honest opinion – basically I recommend you grab yourself a copy and enjoy reading it, too!
Colliding with a prince while dog walking isn’t how Rowan Palotay pictured meeting royalty, but then lately her life hasn’t gone according to plan. With one teensy tiny mistake, her job as a news reporter took a turn for the worse and now she’s lucky to have a small pet column in the local newspaper. Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and magic, but she feels like she’s forever stuck on the naughty list.
Prince Theodore Chenery is in Marietta shortly after the death of his mother to meet his grandparents for the first time. When an accidental run-in—literally—with Rowan leads to an unexpected friendship, he finds himself enchanted with the outspoken, feisty country girl. She’s unlike anyone he’s ever met and her special brand of kindness and honesty make it harder and harder to remember his obligations back home.
Rowan can’t afford one more mistake, and Theo’s future is already mapped out, but when they find it impossible to fight the passion and deep-rooted emotions between them, they discover what matters most. Until their relationship makes worldwide news…and Theo must decide whether or not to follow his heart or his royal duty.