Saturday, February 11, 2012

Someday My Prince Will Come : True Adventures of a Wannabe Princess

"Most young girls dream of becoming a princess. But unlike most girls, Jerramy Fine never grew out of it. Strangely drawn to the English royal family since she was a toddler, Jerramy finds Peter Phillips (the Queen’s oldest grandson) in a royal family tree when she is only six years old, and decides immediately that he will be her future husband. But growing up with hippie parents (who gave her a boy’s name!) in the middle of a rodeo-loving farm town makes finding her prince a much bigger challenge than Jerramy ever bargained for. She spends her childhood writing love-letters to Peter c/o Buckingham Palace, and years later, when her sense of destiny finally brings her to London, she must navigate the murky waters of English social circles, English etiquette and English dating. Along the way, she meets Princess Anne (Peter’s mother), befriends Earl Spencer, and parties with the Duchess of York. Yet life is not the Hugh Grant movie she hoped it would be. Her flatmates are lunatics, London is expensive, and English boys can be infuriating"

Plot: When I first read the summary for this book I legitimately thought that Miss Fine was clinically insane. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the story and it reminded a little of Eat Pray Love.. 
Characters: Jerramy is a lot like myself, so I found her to be a very likable person to read about. I also was highly entertained by her parents.
Pros: Entertaining, Wishful, Will Keep You Smiling and Laughing. Very relate-able narrative
Cons: My only gripe with this book would be a completely personal one, and probably the only time I stopped smiling through this book. Was the Republican "bashing" all though very briefly. I am Republican, so I get pretty offended when I get stereotyped. But just in general, I don't like irrelevant (it was completely irrelevant to the moments story line but could have been left out) political bashing on either side in my books and movies, I don't like the idea of ostracizing ones audience. Like I said, it was a personal issue, and basically the only issue I had with this book.
Final Thoughts: Definitely one of my favorite books. I could relate to Jerramy SO SO SO much. I come from a LONG line of Kings,Queens,Lords,Ladies,Knights and so on.. so, being Royal is something I have always hoped for and being a huge lover of history and etiquette. I just totally understood where she was coming from and my favorite part would have to be the idea of a Past Life, which I whole heartily believe in. This book, is definitely good feeling happy inspirational chick lit. 


  1. I absolutely LOVED this one as well, and I'm happy to hear you did as well! It was such a cute book and I'm so glad I discovered it.

  2. Ooh this sounds really good I hadn't heard of it before! Great review!

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