Book Reviews of Charming the Prince (Fairy Tale, Bk 1)

Charming the Prince (Fairy Tale, Bk 1)
Charming the Prince - Fairy Tale, Bk 1
Author: Teresa Medeiros
ISBN-13: 9780553575026
ISBN-10: 0553575023
Publication Date: 4/6/1999
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 287 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
A historical romance novel set in England. It's an entertaining story about a man with too many children and a woman who needs someone to love her. I give it 2 stars. I liked it.
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Helpful Score: 6
Teresa Medeiros creates the most wonderful, energetic and diverse characters once again, this time in a kind of backwater medieval setting. The book is funny and engaging,with vibrant characters and a plot that tweaks the
Cinderella story. I recommend anything by this gifted author.
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a great book. I had lots of laughs. More of a romantic commedy.
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Helpful Score: 4
Medival romance set in England.Good story line; nice balance of comedy & drama, character development. A charming, easy read.
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Helpful Score: 4
This book was good, I enjoyed it, especially since it was laugh out loud funny. The problem is that the tone in the first 2/3rds of the book is funny and light, and moves directly to serious with a mystery in the last third of the book. Had the book kept it's light tone and flowed a little smoother, it could have earned 5 stars. It has LOTS of kids in the book, which I enjoyed, some who may not. All in all, a good read, one for you to put on your TBR list.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a wonderful book to read. It was light and engaging. Once I started, I couldn't put it down,: I finished it in 7 hours! There are a lot of trists to the book, so it is engaging from beginning to end. You just can't wait to see what happens to the heroine next.
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Helpful Score: 2
An entertaining and quick read. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes romance.
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Helpful Score: 2
very good read it has humor with romance, I love this author her older books are just as good as her new ones
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Helpful Score: 2
I thought this was so sweet and REALLY funny!
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm not usually a fan of romance novels or fairy tales but this book was really fun and different. It's like reading a romantic comedy set in a medieval castle in a backwater locale.
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Helpful Score: 2
I finished Charming The Prince by Teresa Medeiros also. This was a historical book set around medieval times. Willow is a mistreated lady who has been taking care of her stepmother's awful children for 13 years while her simpering papa allows it. Lord Bannor decides he needs a mother for his children (he has a dozen or more illegitimate ones residing in his castle). He sends his Steward Hollis to find him a bride...with specific instructions that she must be mother material, not very pretty, and maybe even a little fat. Hollis sees Willow from a distance and thinks she is the one. When he realizes his mistake (Willow is thin and beautiful) the deed is already done and he has married her by-proxy (I think that is the word) for Lord Bannor. She agrees because anything is better then Stepmother Blanche and her sniveling horrid children. Or so she thinks...she then meets Bannor's kids. This book was also written in the mid 90's and back then I was on a little Medeiros binge and read a handful of her books. I think this was one of them because it all sounded so familiar. Of course when you have a "Cinderella" type storyline they all kind of sound similar. This book was rather funny in spots and the ending just made me a fan again of Medeiros. I was contemplating between 4 and 4 1/2 stars but I think the cheesy phrases of the time referring to silky nether curls and Pearly Dew annoyed me enough to give the book 4 stars. To me this means you should definitely read this book but it isn't necessarily a keeper.
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Helpful Score: 1
Cute! Enjoyable read for a quiet night.
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Helpful Score: 1
Love Teresa Medeiros' books. Didn't think I would like this one because I don't like books where the male has children from other women, but I really enjoyed this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Medeiros's trademark humor and potent love scenes will enchant audiences once again with the introduction of Sir Bannor the Bold, a rough-hewn warrior who battled the French dauntlessly for 14 years. But Bannor's deepest secret is that he is terrified of his 12 (count 'em, 12) motherless children who have run wild for years, tormenting the residents of his keep. At his wit's end, the exhausted lord dispatches his man to find a new wife to manage his brood, hopefully without adding to it. Bannor seeks a woman who is everything his children are not--quiet, biddable, and well-behaved. And preferably "some maternal, bovine creature who will prove to be no temptation to my appetites," he specifies. Instead, he finds himself wed by proxy to Lady Willow Mallory, a slender, raven-haired beauty who has played unpaid and unappreciated nursemaid to her numerous step- and half-siblings for years. From an inauspicious beginning, Bannor and Willow struggle to forge a relationship, first with his estranged offspring and finally with each other. By the time he learns that love isn't a sickness of the heart, Bannor must rescue Willow from the clutches of a covetous admirer.
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Helpful Score: 1
this is a nice story. My first by this author but I have asked for 2 more books by her. She is very good at character development and it was a "honey can you get your own dinner while I finish this?" type of book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not a great one of hers. The plot concept is a good one but I found her execution of it lacking. I didn't believe the love story, and the kids kinda took over the plot too much.
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Helpful Score: 1
Super! Mederios is my new favorite, her writing is plot rich.
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Helpful Score: 1
This historical romance reminded me of a cross between "Cinderella" & "The Sound of Music." The female lead leaves her (unhappy) childhood home for an arranged marriage to a man with 12 children. Well written with cute dialoge and lots of humor. Kept me entertained and laughing.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very funny book. Teresa Medeiros is my favorite author!
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book. I do not normally read nor enjoy romances in which one of the main characters have children; however, Medeiros' writing is so charming and funny that she made it work. This is one of my keepers and I plan on rereading it many times.
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Helpful Score: 1
good book. I enjoyed the antics of the children.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a really cute romance...Lord Bannor's children had me laughing throughout the book!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Lord Bannor the Bold has valiantly fought in France for the King, but doesn't know what to do with his dozen unruly children when he goes home. Deciding they need a mother, he sends his steward off to find him a bride. But he has one condition. The bride cannot be beautiful and tempt him into her bed just to end up with more babies. Willow had raised 10 step-siblings for the last 14 years. When Bannor's steward came looking for his Lord's bride, she volunteered for the job. She gets a surprise when she arrives at the castle just to find herself as a glorified nanny to Bannor's brood.

Great historical romance set in Medieval England. The hero has a dozen children and is looking for a wife. The heroine doesn't want children. Very funny story. My rating: 5 Stars.
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I enjoyed the book very much, inspired a few chuckles and it had a happy ending. A feel good book.
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Although I laughed out loud at several points in the book - the heroine certainly learned to stand up for herself - I found the plot predictable. Charming enough to read if you've got nothing else clamoring from your bookshelf.
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What a fun book!
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Much has been said about this book but there are a few things I can add. This is a wonderful book! It will get to you on all emotional levels--humor, romance, tenderness, betrayal, and even a couple of villains. Both our hero and heroine have lost people in their childhoods that they counted on for love and protection. This has made them the people they are as adults and has determined how they will treat each other and others around them. What I really liked is that they are both strong people and people that I can respect. The story is well crafted, the characters have depth, and it moves at a rapid pace that will just beg you to not put it down.
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This book was wonderful, a kind of Cinderella story. A twice widowed warrior with 12 children sends his assistant to find a mother for the unruly children. He's clueless as to how to raise the children as he's been away at war for most of their lives. His instructions to the assistant are for a wife that he won't be attracted to, so he won't be tempted to father more children. The woman brought to him is beautiful, which creates further issues for him. I've loved EVERY book I've read by Teresa Medeiros. This one did not disappoint!
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I loved this book! Teresa Medeiros is one of my favorite authors for her great sense of humor and realistic views on life. I've read many books with good endings but nothing comes close to the perfect ending of Charming the Prince.
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great read. several funny parts. i enjoyed the read and laughs!
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From Amazon \"Theresa Medeiros creates a captivating story of a handsome prince with ten little children to care for. He looks for an ugly duckling so he won\'t be tempted to make ten more. What he finds is a beautiful woman who already feels the sting of rejection. The two of them circle each other with tantalizing slowness, interspersed with alot of fun as Willow gang up on Bannor with his children.\"
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Very good book.
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enjoyable reading
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A very engaging and engrossing book. You'll be hooked from page one.

Lord Bannor the Bold has never feared anything in his life--until the war ends and he finds himself a reluctant papa to a dozen unruly children. He sends his steward out to find them a mother--some meek, plain creature who won't tempt him to get her with child. But his steward returns with a spirited beauty who makes him think of nothing else. Lady Willow is everything he has sworn to resist. He never dreams she will join forces with those mischievous imps of his to teach him just how sweet surrender can be!

*taken from the author's website
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quick easy read with likable characters.
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Great book. Teresa is a great writer.
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This book was a fun read. The author has a style that made it quick and hard to put down. Not a brain-y piece but one that I thoroughly enjoyed.
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great read
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Publisher's Note
Sir Bannor the Fearless fears only one thing--his children. When an unfortunate truce with the French forces the mighty English knight to return to a castle overrun with the rebellious imps, he sends his steward out to find a mother who will civilize them. But he is totally unprepared for the slender, dark-haired beauty who enters his house. Her name is Lady Mallory, and if she can tame his terrifying brood of children, can his heart be far behind?
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He had never lost a battle until he met this woman...
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One of the most humorous books I've read in a while. From the back...

Dear Reader,

My enemies know me as Lord Bannor the Bold, Pride of the English and Terror of the French. Never in my life have I backed down from any challenge or betrayed so much as a hint of fear--until the war ended and I found myself a reluctant papa to a dozen unruly children.

Realizing that I couldn't lop their little heads off or throw them in the dungeon, I sent my steward out to find them a mother and me a bride--an attractive, meek, maternal creature too plain to tempt me to get her with child. You can imagine my horror when he returned with Lady Willow of Bedlington, a spirited beauty who made me think of nothing else!

With her cloud of dark curls and the sparkle of passion in her eyes, Willow was everything I'd sworn to resist. I never dreamed she would join forces with those mischievous imps of mine to teach this cynical warrior just how sweet surrender can be.

Bannor the Bold,
Lord of Elsinore
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**** Her never lost a battle until he met the one woman who might succeed.
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He never lost a battle until he met the one woman who might succeed in... Charming the Prince.


Dear Reader,

My enemies know me as Lord Bannor the Bold, Pride of the English and Terror of the French. Never in my life have I backed down from any challenge or betrayed so much as a hint of fear?until the war ended and I found myself a reluctant papa to a dozen unruly children.

Realizing that I couldn't lop their little heads off or throw them in the dungeon, I sent my steward out to find them a mother and me a bride?an attractive, meek, maternal creature too plain to tempt me to get her with child. You can imagine my horror when he returned with Lady Willow of Bedlington, a spirited beauty who made me think of nothing else!

With her cloud of dark curls and the sparkle of passion in her eyes, Willow was everything I'd sworn to resist. I never dreamed she would join forces with those mischievous imps of mine to teach this cynical warrior just how sweet surrender can be.

Bannor the Bold,
Lord of Elsinore
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My enemies know me as Lord Bannor the Bold, Pride of the English and Terror of the French. Never in my life have I backed down from any challenge or betrayed so much as a hint of fear - until the war ended and I found myself a reluctant papa to a dozen unruly children.

Realizing that I couldn't lop their little heads off or throw them in the dungeon, I sent my steward out to find them a mother and me a bride - an unattractive, meek, maternal creature too plain to tempt me to get her with child. You can imagine my horror when he returned with Lady Willow of Bedlington, a spirited beauty who made me think of nothing else!

With her cloud of dark curls and the sparkle of passion in her eyes, Willow was everything I'd sworn to resist. I never dreamed she would join forces with those mischievous imps of mine to teach this cynical warrior just how sweet surrender can be.