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on 13 January 2005
Awakened on night by her father's most trusted servant Max, Princess Giana is given her father's ring - signifying her as ruler of Saxe-Wallerstein-Karolyn. Her parents have been slain by her treacherous cousin in a coup to seize the throne. But with the princess still alive, no one can claim the crown. So with only a handful of loyal servants left to attend and protect her, Giana flees via a circuitous route to an abandoned hunting lodge in Scotland to hide.
Our her is Adam McKendrick a successful hotel owner from Nevada and the unfortunate subject of a series of embarrassing dime novels the first is "The first instalment of the true adventures of the Bountiful Baron: Western benefactor to Blonde, beautiful and betrayed women". A stroke of luck at poker wins him a Scottish hunting lodge giving him the excuse he needs to leave the states and his infamous reputation for a while. To his surprise he finds the lodge has a domestic staff including a very clumsy yet beautiful maid named Giana.
This book is a very enjoyable read; true some of the princess being a maid stuff is daft but it is reasonably easy to overlook because the author weaves her magic to create writing, dialogue, plot, main characters and secondary characters are all excellent. Even Giana's dog Wagner is well motivated plus he adds some light moments that you can really visualize as they are grounded in the reality of dog ownership.