Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Reluctant Heiress

The Reluctant Heiress

Eva Ibbotson

Penguin Group

$9.99 U.S.


Being an heiress in 1920s Austria with nothing but a broken-down castle to your name and nary a penny in your purse could be frustrating for anyone but the Princess Theresa-Maria of Pfaffenstein. "Tessa," however, is thrilled with her situation, as it allows her to concentrate on her love of the arts and no one in the Viennese opera company need know that their delightful and charming under-wardrobe mistress is really a princess. But when the dashing self-made millionaire Guy Farne arrives at the opera in search of suitable entertainment for his high society guests, Tessa realizes that there may be more to life and love than just music. But while the attraction between them in undeniable, Guy's insufferable snob of a fiancée only solidifies Tessa's determination to keep her true identity a secret. Yet, after a chance meeting with the handsome Englishman, Tessa's reserve begins to melt, and she starts to wonder if it's not too late for a fairytale ending...


I usually read a lot of paranormal romance books or just more paranormal books in general, but sometimes I do enjoy a good historical fiction book. I absoutely loved Ella Enchanted, Prada and Prejudice and The Seasons. Tessa sounds like a fun character and I do love a good secret romance....

1 comment:

  1. Eva Ibbotson is one of my favorite Authors. I enjoy all of her books, the time frame, the character's voices, and the stories.