Three Weeks with a Princess by Vanessa Kelly

Lia Kincaid and her grandmother live in a cottage on the grounds of Stonefell Hall, a once-grand mansion in the countryside of Yorkshire, England in 1807. The eldest son of the Lord John and Lady John is Jack Easton who frequently visits his uncle at Stonefell. He is a childhood friend of Lia and the story continues with their attraction and the hopelessness of their relationship. I really liked the plot and enjoyed the main characters. Sadly, I felt like a great portion of the book was full of unnecessary subplots and banter that bogged down the progression of the story. I also thought that there were too many characters. Just to be able to explain the exact relation of Jack and Lia to Stonefell would have taken unnecessary words in this review. The introduction of so many characters on Lia’s side must have been a nightmare for the author to keep straight; imagine how difficult it is for the reader. Then you add all the group connected to Lia’s mother, you have a story that is so full of characters that I continually had to go back to sort out who was who. I definitely thought the story was too long, filled with constant banter between Lia and Jack arguing about her life or their lives. Jack was a great character but I almost thought that he developed “Superhero ” status in the end by his inevitable appearance in all of Lia’s ridiculous exploits. Have to give this book a 2.5 rating although I did like the basic plot.

Three Weeks with a Princess by Vanessa Kelly will be available June 27, 2017 by Zebra, an imprint of Kensington Books. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

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