Saturday, January 31, 2009

Book Review: The Rancher's Runaway Princess

The Rancher’s Runaway Princess by Donna Alward Harlequin Romance 4074 – Jan 09

This is another excellent book from Donna Alward and it’s going on my 2009 Top 10 list! Using the majestic Rockies as a backdrop, Donna Alward weaves lonely despair and heartbreak together into an emotion-packed story that had me crying on pg 46 no less.

In the past few months, Lucy Farnsworth’s world has been ripped apart upon the death of her mother and she’s been expected to settle half a world away with strangers. The only thing that Lucy finds familiar are the palace horses where she shines in her knowledge. Not knowing what to do with his newfound daughter, the king sends her on a business trip to an Alberta ranch. Lucy wants to hide out and doesn’t tell anyone she’s really a princess. And there, in the stable, Lucy finds the daughter of a familiar horse from when her mother was alive and it threatens to be her undoing.

And who happens to witness the scene but the ranch owner, Brody Hamilton who believes Lucy is not who she seems. He thinks she’s out to sabotage his current set-up although he can’t figure out why. There’s just something...shady...about Ms Farnsworth. Not only that, Brody is physically drawn to the woman even though she reminds him too much of his ex-wife.

It’s just as well Lucy and Brody are trying to act nonchalant towards each other because if they ever did step up to a physical as well as emotional relationship, what would Brody do when he finds out her royal status?

Heat Level: Sensual

My Rating: Excellent - 5 stars (Top 10 list)

The Rancher's Runaway Princess is Book 1 in the Larch Valley Series.


2009 Harlequin 100,000 Book Challenge: 7 books read

Harlequin Imprint: 7, Others: 0


  1. So I'm thinking you ended biaw and quit writing? Say it isn't so.

  2. Hmm...ah...well, you see... I've been reviews...comments...

    But, you're talking about my wips, eh?

    Truth to tell, it's taken me more time than I wanted to get 'caught up' but, I'd already decided this morning that at 1100, I'm switching over to TT. I just have to update the church blog with it's prayer list, coming events, etc and then I'm ignoring everything else... no wait... I have to send out some emails b/c I haven't booked a guest blogger for Sat's Prairie Chick post yet. I have lots who want the end of Feb and later but no one for this Sat. So, I have to send out some more invites... then I'll get to writing.

    And Kel, thank you for crackin' the whip.


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