A pampered princess is told she must marry a prince she doesn't like, let alone love, on her nineteenth birthday. Desperate to find a way to stop this arranged marriage, she makes a bargain with her father. If she can survive for three months in the forest with no help of any kind and return healthy and unharmed, then she can choose the man she will marry. The King accepts the wager, knowing he can't possibly lose. Princess Faith knows she must win this deal, but once she ventures into the forest, she has no idea how she can possibly succeed.
"The Royal Deal . . . has all the ingredients of a compassionate and exciting tale to suit the reader's fanciful desires: a princess seeking true love, an arrogant prince that she doesn't like, a conflict of wills and desires, a deal that requires every inch of devotion in order to succeed, and a missing prince. Who is this prince? Where is he? Does he still live? And who is this other character, the one she meets in the woods? A short little dose of excitement, fantasy and romance. A good read." - Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
"This isn't a sparkly fairy tale with the prince rescuing the princess - it possesses a more modern spin, with the princess learning independence and building self-esteem . . . " - Books and Such
"From the very start, it is made very clear that Faith is not your typical princess. Just as well, as this is not your typical fairy tale. Faith is outspoken, strong-willed, and enterprising . . . " - Amazon Review
"This modern take on a fairy tale was a quick and very pleasant way to while away an hour or two. Faith was a lovely, genuine character, I was willing her to succeed even though it looked very unlikely. She knows she has weaknesses but believes in herself and wants to take control of her own life. Faith is made of strong stuff for someone who has been cosseted all her life, and despite being completely ill-equipped, the hardships, difficulties and failures, she is courageous and doesn’t give up easily. Lessons are learned during her time in the forest, about herself and what is important in life – anything worth having is worth fighting for." - Between the Lines