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Once Upon a Princess

Narrated by: Fleur Strange
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (95 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Can true love be their crowning glory? Olivia Charlton is a princess who believes in love - not a high priority in a royal family hung up on tradition and duty.  

Meanwhile, village sweetheart Rosie Perkins has no time for affairs of the heart - she's just struggling to keep her cafe and life afloat.  

When Olivia heads to Cornwall to escape her royal duties for a few weeks, the two meet and sparks fly. But can a cafe owner and a princess truly end up with their own happily ever after when all the odds are stacked against them?  

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Clare Lydon and Harper Bliss (P)2018 Tantor

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  • On a Mountain In Oregon
  • 10-12-18

So cute!

Such a perfect romantic comedy book! Loved all the characters & the plot was cheesy but in the best, premium aged Gruyére kind of way. Really happy I found this last night. Worst panic attack in two years made me need a book such as this.

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Oh the looovvvveeee!!!!

I always am a sucker for a romance novel. Especially if it’s about princesses… Hint hint… Maybe there’s another one? The storyline moved very well… The narration was spot on… It was great...

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wonderful story!

I enjoyed this story. narrator gave each character a personality. two accomplished writers joining forces! nice work!

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A fun romance in desperate need of some whimsy

While this story is overall pretty fun, it suffers from what I deemed, 'a lack of whimsy'
the story is intentionally fairytale-esque yet it constantly tries to be realistic, with down to earth dialogue and rational characters.
while that is an interesting way to write a love story, it loses some element of 'fun' when it tried to dip it's toes into more fluffy aspects of it's romance.
a bit more of an appeal to emotion rather than logic could have bumped this story from a 3 star to a four star.

on a more positive note I loved the LGBT representation. The awkwardness was believable and I loved how the two leads danced around each other trying to probe for information on the others sexuality. that was funny and believable.
I also liked how the femenine gaze, a lot of the desire coming from them touching each other's biceps and sharing food.

overall a very sweet story that could have used 30% more whimsy.

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Lydon & Bliss !

I've read and enjoyed books by both authors but this collaborative effort is truly amazing. I listened with glee, (yes, glee!) as this superbly crafted tale was further enhanced by its flawless delivery. All too often of late, I find myself returning books for poor narration alone. Strange not only made it easy to tell who was speaking but gave a distinctive voice to each of the characters. A joy to listen to such a professional. Also, thanks to production team for great sounding audio. Even if the princess theme is not your usual, give this a listen. I could recommend this audio book on just the production value, but it has great character development, drama without any over-the-top hand wringing and a two chapter HEA (not a cheap five minute ending to a seven hour book). In case I wasn't clear: loved it. I hope these authors collaborate again soon.
Authors: If you write a sequel, please hire Strange again. I thought she really nailed those characters.

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Feels like a Hallmark movie in all the best ways

A fun listen with interesting characters and all the romantic tropes you get in a hallmark movie but with two women in love, which is something I've been looking for for a long while.

Narrator really seemed to be enjoying herself too, which was nice.

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A wonderful journey

Brilliant and cute love story! Claire and Harper created a happy ever after for modern times that hits all the rights spots. Some laugh out loud comedy mixed with two amazing lead characters that will leave you satisfied!

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Cute!!!

Overall, good book. I enjoyed listening to it and exploring the characters as they went through their trials and tribulations. I felt the chemistry between the main characters and was just elated with them as they found their ways! The narrator was also good as well. She made the story come alive , allowing you to feel some of the emotions conveyed. I;d def recommend it!

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Very Good, but wanted more...

With 2 authors like Clare Lydon and Harper Bliss I expected soo much. they've written some amazing books (especially Bliss' "French Kissing" series!!!). Once Upon a Princess was still a very good listen...I just wasn't as happy with it as I had hoped. maybe I'm getting tired of the princess thing? also, the narration was great, but I wished Olivia's voice was a bit sexier...

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Just what I wanted

Felt in the mood for some lesbian romance lately and this was just that. Character development and dialogue could have been a little less cliche since the plot was mostly transparent though