Live in Alaska myself, so this was a unique take on the whole idea of Alaska standing alone as its own country. I love the book -- was hilarious!!
This is a fun book with an unbelievable premise. However, MaryJanice Davidson pulls it off. It has interesting and uncommon characters. I am looking forward to the other books in the Royal series.
This book is the first in the series.
What if Alaska hadn't become the 49th State? And what if, unnder the direction of a man named Kaarl Baranov, the residents of Alaska got tired of the law that forbade Russians from settling permanent in the snowy wilderness and performed a nearly bloodless coup? And what if said Baranov took control of Alaska , set it up as a monarchy, and became its first king?
This is the historical back-drop for MaryJanice Davidson's THE ROYAL TREATMENT, and it's only the beginning. The royal family--including father King Alexander II, oldest son Prince David, oldest daughter Princess Alexandria, middle son Prince Alexander, youngest daughter Princess Kathryn, and youngest son Prince Nicholas--reside in the Sitka Palace and are unlike any bunch of stiff-necked royals you've ever met.
The King, who takes delight in attempting to fool the commoners into thinking he's an average fisherman on a weekly basis, is a wise-cracking, tender-hearted, potty-mouth ruler with a heart of gold. And for the last few months, his goal has been to find nearly thirty-year-old son Prince David a wife. King "Al" believes he's found the perfect wife for his son--Christina "the 'e' is silent" Krabbe. Fired from her job on a cruise ship while at port in Alaska , Christina has no money, no family, and nowhere to go, until King Al in disguise invites her to get in touch with one Edmund Dante, who turns out to be the King's adviser.
What follows is a hilarious romp through family loyalty, lust, and the life and loves of a royal family. As Christina and David head toward an history-making wedding, the two of them learn that love and laughter are as necessary as ruling a nation.
With MaryJanice Davidson's trademark wit and witticisms, THE ROYAL TREATMENT is a delight that you're sure to enjoy.
This might be my favorite MJD book. I really really liked this story, I thought it was funny and quirky and I liked the idea of Alaska being it's own country.
This wasn't as good as one of the Betsy books, but I still enjoyed the story regardless. Sometimes I did have to roll my eyes because the author can't have a lead female who's not a sarcastic snit who's "to big for her britches" (gets old on occassion). It's a fast read, since the print is fairly big and there's a lot of those blank between-the-chapter pages. It's silliness and humor is great for fans of the author.
I have read MANY of MaryJanice Davidson's books, and this one was by FAR my favorite! I immediately paid for the next two so I didn't have to wait for them!
oh my God!! she is one of the best authors right now. Funny, laugh out-loud funny, sweet and sensative and just a good read.
New series Love it! It is a don't put done book so besure you have time to read!
Yet another great book from Ms. Davidson. Handsome Prince, Sassy, smart mouthed Female, Kooky family. Great fun. Laughed out loud in a few places.
Another good book by Mary Janice Davidson. Very entertaining. Can't wait to read book 2 of the Alaskan Royals.
I loved this book! Another knock out for Davidson! Funny and charming and hard to put down.
Cute but not my favorite of hers. It's missing some of the zest.
Fun book. Very typically Mary Janice Davidson with her cranky, fun protagonist.
I didn't enjoy this book at all. The main character was very one dimensional, and not entertaining to me. I had to force myself to read this book; it was quite boring to me. Other people seem to really like it though.
Loved this book> I laughed many times while reading it. One of her best.
IMHO, Not as good as the Undead & Unwed vampire series by the same author.
Light and funny with a few really good moments. Entertaining light read - this author is a better writer than a lot of those out there.
This was a really nice story!
I love Mary Janice Davidson, so any of her books are great to me.