- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3223 KB
- Print Length: 26 pages
- Publisher: Amazon Publishing (10 Oct. 2017)
As heir to the throne, Prince Richard is expected to marry well, and his parents are adamant that only the finest princess will do. But is royal blood really more important than the spark of true love?
His father, the king, has devised his own test of true royalty, inviting the haughtiest heiress for miles around to spend a night at the castle, balanced atop a pile of mattresses concealing a single pea. But even though she passes the test, she is too outraged by sleep deprivation to stay beyond breakfast. Meanwhile Richard can’t stop thinking about Rosie O’Toole, the charming chambermaid who has taught him how to lay a fire and find true meaning in his life…
When Rosie is unfairly dismissed and disappears without a trace, Richard is determined to find her. He must bring her back to the castle and reinstate her at once. But as he grows more desperate, Richard realises that he is no longer searching for a chambermaid, but for his one true love.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is a delightful story of The Prince and the Pea and at only 26 pages perfect to read to little ones or for children a little older to read themselves. It has all those magical qualities of what a fairy story should have. A Prince being forced to find a Princess to marry that will eventually become his Queen and expand the land his Kingdom owns. The mattresses and the pea test is put in places by his father so that he will find a true Princess but he can not find love with any of them.
The Prince forms a friendship with a the chambermaid, Rosie, that lights his fire each day in his room and of course the young lady steals his heart before vanishing. A search is organised but what the Prince finds is not what either him or I expected!
This old tale is beautifully told and has kept some of the original story but gained its own originality too. It is one that makes you sigh and smile with a lovely happy ever after ending.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Denise Deegan writes stories for readers of all ages. She lives with her family in Dublin, where she regularly dreams of sunshine, a life without cooking, and her novels being made into movies. She has a master’s degree in public relations and has been a college lecturer, nurse, china restorer, pharmaceutical sales rep, public relations executive and entrepreneur. Her favourite story of all time is a fairy tale: ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde.