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Royally Reviewed Books

Review of The Princess

By Lori Wick Reviewed by Marisa Stokley ABOUT THE BOOK In the Land of Pendaran, Shelby Parker lives a humble but good life. Her special qualities are eventually noticed by the king and queen of the House of Markham, who seek a new wife for their widowed son, Prince...

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Review of The Royal We

By Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan Review by Marisa Stokley ABOUT THE BOOK An American girl finds her prince in this "fun and dishy" (People) royal romance inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton.American Bex Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin...

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Review of The People’s Princess

By Flora Harding Review by Marisa Stokley ABOUT THE BOOK Buckingham Palace, 1981 Her engagement to Prince Charles is a dream come true for Lady Diana Spencer but marrying the heir to the throne is not all that it seems. Alone and bored in the palace, she resents the...

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Review of The Silent Songbird

Review of The Silent Songbird

I think what I love most about Melanie Dickerson is that she takes the classic childhood fairy tales and creates a world, a story, that is realistic, yet still so full of “magic.”

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Review of The Golden Braid

Review of The Golden Braid

The Golden Braid is not your typical “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!” re-telling of this classic fairy tale. There are deep truths and weighty lessons that resonate deep within your soul. We have all faced fears

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Royally Reviewed Movies

Review of A Royal Christmas Ball

Review of A Royal Christmas Ball

ABOUT THE movie Dateless for the Christmas ball, bachelor King Charles of Baltania tracks down Allison, his American college sweetheart, only to discover she has never been married, yet raised a 17-year-old daughter, Lily, who mathematically might be Charles' child....

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Review of A Christmas in Royal Fashion

Review by Marisa Stokley About the Movie A handsome prince hopes to convince an American fashion company to bring more business to his kingdom. He hosts a Christmas fashion show, where he meets an intriguing young assistant. MY THOUGHTS Veteran Hallmark actress Cindy...

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Review of A Picture Perfect Royal Christmas

Review of A Picture Perfect Royal Christmas

Review by Marisa Stokley ABOUT THE movie Photography assistant Amanda Eastman longs to make a name for herself in the industry but has resigned herself to living in the shadows. When her boss, Beatrice Bitterly, receives an invitation to photograph the Christmas...

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Royally Reviewed TV Shows