I toyed with the idea of giving this 1 star, but because Dodd has written books that I've enjoyed, and this one amused me in rare instances, I'm being generous. That said, this is one of the biggest wastes of time I've ever had the misfortune to read, and if I didn't need the pages for the game I'm playing I would have left it unfinished. Princess Amy is the youngest of the 3 princesses of Beaumontagne, the country she and her sister Clarice were sent away from when the people rose in revolution. Feisty and tomboyish, she has survived assassins searching for them and ended up on the English isle of Summerwind, owned by the marquess of Northcliff Jermyn Edmondson. The islanders are destitute, and to help them, Amy concocts a scheme to kidnap the marquess who she feels is responsible for the islanders' plight. It backfires when his uncle refuses to pay the ransom, and of course she ends up falling for him. Dodd's stories are usually fun, but this one was simply inane, stupid and outrageously corny. She seems to be running out of good ideas for plots, characters and witty conversation, because she can and has done so much better. Must've really needed the money.
Book 2 in an excellent trilogy...Amy's story
Very engrossing and fun. A light read.