Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Top 5 Life Lessons in A PRINCESS BY CHRISTMAS…

Congratulations to "Jo-Anne B", the winner in Jennifer's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

Jennifer Faye

A PRINCESS BY CHRISTMAS started off as the desire to write about a dreamy prince, but through a serious of what if’s and why’s it turned into so much more.

Reese Harding is your girl-next-door who has just had the world she’d known all of her life turned upside down and shaken. And it’s about to get worse—much worse. She’s about to lose her home during the most joyous season of the year. Ugh!

Enter Prince Alexandro who is on the run from the paparazzi to save his royal family from certain scandal. But in order to complete his mission, he must keep his identity under wraps—ever from his gorgeous hostess.

These two have wounded hearts that keep them from reaching out to others. They definitely have legitimate reasons to be cautious. But as I watched them work through their emotional baggage, they taught me a few life lessons and reaffirmed others.

The Top 5 Life Lessons in A PRINCESS BY CHRISTMAS…

5.  You never know what life has in store for you.
4.  You are stronger than you think.
3.  Sometimes you have to put your own future and happiness first.
2.  In the most ordinary of lives, something extraordinary can happen.
1.  Listen to your heart—it won’t steer you wrong.

When Reese started walking, Alex fell in step next to her. 

Hand in hand, they moved as though they’d been together for years. 

She glanced over at him. “Are you still up for going to dinner like we planned?” 

He was hungry—there was no doubt about that. But food wasn’t what he craved. 

Big snowflakes drifted lazily to the ground and quickly covered her hair. He’d never seen anyone so beautiful. It was going to be hard to stay focused on his priorities when all he wanted to do was get closer to Reese. If only his life were different… 

In that moment he heard the king’s clear, distinct voice in his head. Your life is one of honor—of duty. You must always think of the kingdom first. 

And that was what he was doing—but each day it was getting harder and harder to live by those rules. He glanced at Reese. Definitely much harder than he’d ever imagined.

Now it’s your turn—to be entered to win a digital copy of A PRINCESS BY CHRISTMAS, share a life lesson you think is important…

“Faye’s whimsical romance will tug on the heartstrings of bookworms across the globe. Reese and Alex are perfect together, and witnessing their budding love is a pleasure.”
—RT Book Reviews

“A PRINCESS BY CHRISTMAS is a lovely romance between a prince and an ordinary girl. Author Jennifer Faye’s latest offering would touch every girl’s heart and make her swoon at Alex. And readers would be glued to the pages to read what ultimately happens to Reese’s love affair with her prince. Highly recommended to all lovers of romance.”
—Nas, Goodreads

“The whole entire plot of this book was just perfect. I loved all the plot twist coming from both different families. It shows that no one is perfect even if you have everything you are looking for. “
—Yaritza, Goodreads


A royal kiss under the mistletoe… 

Prince Alexandro Castanovo arrives in snowy New York intent on protecting his royal family from scandal. And when Reese Harding—down-to-earth and heart-stoppingly beautiful—finds room for him at her inn, it seems like the perfect twist of fate. 

Not long ago Reese's world came crumbling down, shaking her foundations. But this enigmatic stranger intrigues her! She's learned to be wary of secrets…but when she discovers Alex's true identity, might there be enough magic in the air to make this regular American girl a princess by Christmas…?

A PRINCESS BY CHRISTMAS is available now: Amazon, B&N, Books-a-Million, iTunes, and Kobo. More locations/links available on my website.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Oct. 2nd. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email with a subject title of JCR GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.


  1. You should always be true to yourself. Don't do things just because others want you to.

    Also, live for today. Life can end too quickly.

    1. Sue, those are two very good pieces of advice! ;-)

  2. Let everyone you care about know regularly because you never know when you or they may not be there to tell.
    joanne.boyko @

    1. Sadly, that's so true. I do my best. :-) Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Have fun

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. Life is sooo short. And having fun should definitely be part of it. :-)

  4. To do things that make you happy... smiles and laughter brighten your day!

    1. They certainly brighten my day. Thanks for sharing. :-)


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