THE ACCIDENTAL PRINCESS
Willingham's story unfolds like a childhood fairy tale, filling readers with the same joy and expectancy of Cinderella or Snow White. Her gift is her ability to craft wonderfully romantic, adventurous, sensual legends for adults.
Lady Hannah Chesterfield feels Lieutenant Michael Thorpe's eyes on her all evening, but she never expects him to rescue her from an unwanted suitor's advances. As a soldier, Michael realizes their social positions keep them apart, yet their mutual attraction cares nothing about society. To prevent scandal, Hannah is sent to relatives in Germany with Michael as her escort. Their journey takes them through the Principality of Lohenberg, where Michael's resemblance to the royal family, combined with the country's legend of a missing prince, thrusts Hannah and Michael into a dangerous plot where their passion is either a blessing or a curse. (HARLEQUIN, Mar., 300 pp., $5.99)