HRH - Audiocassette - Abridged Author:Danielle Steel, Jay O. Sanders In a novel where ancient traditions conflict with reality and the pressures of modern life, a young European princess proves that simplicity, courage, and dignity win the day and forever alter her world. — In blue jeans and a pullover, Princess Christianna is a young woman of her times: born in Europe, educated in America, worried about the futur... more »e of the world she lives in, responsible beyond her years. Christianna is the only daughter of the Reigning Prince of a European nation that takes its royalty seriously?and her father has ironclad plans for Christianna?s life, a burden that is almost unbearable.
Now, after four years at Berkeley, life in her father?s palace cannot distract Christianna from what she sees outside the kingdom?the suffering of children, the ravages of terrorism and disease. Determined to make a difference in the world, she persuades His Royal Highness, her father, to let her volunteer for the Red Cross in East Africa. And for Christianna, a journey of discovery, change, and awakening begins.
Under a searing East African sun, Christianna plunges into the dusty, bustling life of an international relief camp, finding a passion and a calling among the brave doctors and volunteers. Finally free from the scrutiny of her royal life, Christianna struggles to keep her identity a secret from her new friends and coworkers?even from Parker Williams, the young doctor from Doctors Without Borders who works alongside Christianna and shares her dedication to healing. But as violence approaches and invades the camp, and the pressures of her royal life beckon her home, Christianna?s struggle for freedom takes an extraordinary turn. By a simple twist of fate, in one shocking moment, Christianna?s life is changed forever?in ways she never could have foreseen.
From the splendor of a prince?s palace to the chaos of war-torn nations, Danielle Steel takes us into fascinating new worlds. Filled with unforgettable images and a remarkable cast of characters, H.R.H. is a novel of the conflict between old and new worlds, responsibility versus freedom, and duty versus love.« less
Jennifer W. reviewed H.R.H. (Audiocassette) (Abridged) on
Helpful Score: 3
Frankly, I couldn't finish this book. I managed to get about 130 pages into it, despite warring with myself to abandon it several times, and I finally put it down for good when I could stand it no longer. I read ALOT of books and I simply could not make myself read one more page of this drivel.
The story had potential and could have been good in the end, but I'll never find out because it was so poorly written. The words and thoughts are repetitive and much of the text is 'in the character's head' rather than having the story portrayed through dialogue and action. This translates to one huge yawn for the reader. I suppose if you're a die-hard Danielle Steele reader, you might stick it out and even enjoy it. But I've read too much really good fiction for this to hold my interest.
Princess Christianna is a young girl who has just returned from college in the States. Now she feels stifled and bored with her 'real' life in her small country. After a life altering experience in Russia, she convinces her Father to let her go to East Africa as a volunteer for the Red Cross. That is when her life begins . . . .
liked the story line but Steel repeats the same thing over and over. this book could be 1/2 the length. how many times do you need to say that the main character is petite, that her father adores her etc etc....