The long-awaited conclusion to the Lost Princess series is a lively, clever, witty and appealing romance that's pure fun. Dodd is a born storyteller who holds her audience captive with imaginative tales of damsels in distress and brave heroes. This is the stuff of romance (a la The Princess Bride). She hooks you and keeps you coming back for more.

Princess Sorcha and Prince Rainger were betrothed in childhood in the hopes of binding their kingdoms. But revolution sent Sorcha and her sisters to three corners of the world and Prince Rainger to a dungeon. Sorcha has been living quietly in a convent and thinking of taking her vows when a fisherman (Prince Rainger in disguise) arrives with dire news. She must flee and places her trust in his hands. Rainger has vowed to reclaim his kingdom and Sorcha as his bride.

Rainger doesn't quite know what to do with Sorcha. How can he protect her when she naively believes everyone is willing to help them on their journey? Somehow she manages to evade every dangerous situation, not discover Rainger's disguise and even fall in love before returning home to learn the truth and realizing just how they will bring her family together and peace to their homelands. (Avon, Dec., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin