Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sunday's Oldies but Goodies...

Greetings!
Today's Oldie but Goodie is.....
The Royal Treatment
by MaryJanice Davidson


Released May 2004


Imagine for a moment, if you would, a world where Alaska is it's own sovereign country. The United States never bought her from Mother Russia, and the locals staged a revolt that awarded them their own Independence. The leader of the revolt became the King, and the rest, as they say, is history.
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Christina Krabbe is a cook on a cruise ship. At least, she was a cook on a cruise ship. Until her boss made a pass and got grabby. After she placed her knee in a very sensitive spot, he fired her, and she is now stranded in Alaska. So what's the first thing she decides to do? What else, but go fishing! And she meets the funniest guy there. He looks like he has wild animal for a beard and fish guts under his fingernails. When this unkempt stranger manages to coax Christina's tale of woe from her, he hands her a card and tells her to give him a call later.
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She ignores it, thinking he was just being a dirty old pervert. Until she reads the card and it gives the address to the Sitka Palace, home of the King of Alaska! She figures he is offering her a job until she earns enough money to get home, but he has other plans.
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Like playing matchmaker for his oldest son David, the Crown Prince.
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Now, if you have ever read anything by Ms. Davidson, you will know she likes to infuse her main characters with a dash of sarcasm and droll wit, and she does not disappoint here. Christina is all that is abrupt and sarcastic, but very witty. David, a marine biologist, has no idea how to take Christina's attitude. She is like a breath of fresh air, but with a catch. And he quickly finds himself absolutely intrigued by this unique woman.
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I enjoy a book that I can sit down to read, and know I will laugh out loud as I go. Ms. Davidson has a wonderful knack to weave wonderfully colorful characters into engaging and memorable stories. Every time I sit down to read a book by Ms. Davidson, I know I will have a hard time putting it down. The Royal Treatment is the first in a trio of stories on the wonderfully wacky Alaskan royals.
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You can find out more about the author and her books on her website www.maryjanicedavidson.net
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Happy Reading!
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2 comments:

Kimber An said...

Oh, yes! This is my kind of book! Did you know there is an actual political party that wants Alaska to break away? At least, there used to be.

Kimber An said...

P.S. There are no penguins in Alaska.
;)