The library catalog will be offline for scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, June 20. All library branches are open regular hours.

If you like Once a Princess by Johanna Lindsey

If you like Once a Princess by Johanna Lindsey

This readalike is in response to a customer's book-match request. If you would like personalized reading  recommendations, fill out the book-match form and a librarian will email suggested titles to you. Available for adults, teens, and kids. You can browse other book matches here.

Once a Princess by Johanna Lindsey 
Once Upon A a rustic Missiissippi tavern, a beautiful exiled princess was forced to dance for the pleasure of others--unaware of her regal birthright...and infuriated by a magnificent golden-eyed devil who crossed an ocean to possess her. (catalog summary)

Here are some other fairy tale romances you may enjoy:

 by Susan Wilson
Disfigured by a rare genetic disease, mystery writer Leland Crompton lives as a recluse in New Hampshire, but agrees to have his portrait painted by Alix Miller. In the long hours that follow, Alix discovers a remarkable man in Lee—a man she could come to love. (catalog summary)



Beauty and the Werewolf
 by Mercedes Lackey
The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. But Bella vows to escape the usual pitfalls. She dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with "Granny," the local wisewoman. On the way home she's attacked by a wolf—who turns out to be a cursed nobleman! Secluded in his castle, Bella is torn between her family and this strange man who creates marvelous inventions and makes her laugh—when he isn't howling at the moon. (catalog summary)


The Crane Wife: A Novel
by Patrick Ness
George Duncan, an American, lives and works in London. All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him for being too nice. One night he is woken by a terrific keening, coming from his garden. A great white crane has been shot through the wing with an arrow. The next morning, Kumiko walks into his print shop, asks George to help her with her artwork...and his life is transformed. (catalog summary)


For the Roses
by Julie Garwood
When the rough, tough Clayborne brothers found an abandoned baby girl, they named her Mary Rose and raised her to be a lady. But a problem arose in the shape of the handsome Englishman, Lord MacDonald, who revealed a secret that challenged everything the girl believed about herself. (catalog summary)

A Knight in Shining Armor
by Jude Deveraux
Dougless Montgomery tried to be the ultimate American woman—but somehow she always ended up the victim of family jokes. On what was supposed to be a romantic vacation for herself and her lover, Dougless finds instead disappointment, heartbreak and abandonment. What she needed now was a knight in shining armor. (catalog summary)



The Least Likely Bride
 by Jane Feather
The third volume in Feather's Bride trilogy is set on the Isle of Wight in 1648 during the English Civil War. Olivia is walking on the edge of a cliff and falls to the beach below, only to be rescued by a man who appears to be a pirate. Although being kidnapped by a pirate is more fun than the world inside her books, Olivia learns that Anthony is more than a pirate; he is on a mission to rescue the imprisoned king of England. Because her father is in charge of the king's incarceration, Olivia knows her path is not a simple one. (catalog summary)


While Beauty Slept
by Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
When Elise Dalriss hears her great-granddaughter recount a minstrel's tale about a beautiful princess asleep in a tower, it pushes open a door to the past, a door Elise has long kept locked. For Elise was the companion to the real princess who slumbered—and she is the only one left who knows what actually happened so many years ago. Her story unveils a labyrinth where secrets connect to an inconceivable evil. As only Elise understands all too well, the truth is no fairy tale. "A Gothic retelling of the real story behind the legend of Sleeping Beauty. (catalog summary)



The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
Dortchen Wild lives in the small German kingdom of Hesse-Cassel in the early 19th century. She finds herself irresistibly drawn to the boy next door, the handsome but very poor fairy tale scholar Wilhelm Grimm. It is a time of tyranny and terror: Napoleon Bonaparte wants to conquer all of Europe, and Hesse-Cassel is one of the first kingdoms to fall. Forced to live under oppressive French rule, Wilhelm and his brothers quietly rebel by preserving old half-forgotten tales that had once been told by the firesides of houses grand and small over the land. As Dortchen tells Wilhelm some of the most powerful and compelling stories in what will one day become his and Jacob's famous fairy tale collection, their love blossoms. (catalog summary)