Book Review: A Royal Christmas by Melody Carlson

Adelaide Smith is too busy for fairy tales. She's been working hard to put herself through law school and now that the end is in sight, she's determined to stay focused on her goals. Then she receives a letter notifying her that she has been found through a DNA registry to be a direct descendant of King Maximillian V, the ruler of a small Eastern European principality called Montovia. She's understandably skeptical. This is the stuff of cheesy made-for-TV movies, not real life.

Although the pieces of this surprising family puzzle seem too good to be true, curiosity gets the best of her. At the king's invitation, Adelaide embarks on a Christmas break trip that is chock-full of surprises, including a charming village, an opulent palace, family mysteries, royal jealousies, a handsome young member of Parliament—and the chance at a real fairy tale romance with a happily-ever-after ending.

This was another quick and easy read. It was a quintessential Hallmark story plot and a cute story. Because it was a quick read there wasn’t too much as far as depth of character or plot details, but if you’ve read any of her other books you’ll be sure to enjoy this one as well.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.