I felt it was finally time to move on to another MaryJanice Davidson series, so I finally read The Royal Treatment,book one of the Alaskan Royal Family Series. While it was highly amusing and a fun read, I didn’t find it up to par with her Queen Betsy Undead Series.
The premise of the series is based on an alternate history, where Alaska was never sold U.S. by Russia and instead became it’s own country with it’s own very unconventional royal family. The King, Alexander, often poorly disguises himself to go lead fishing trips with the common people and one day meets Christina Krabbe, a U.S. citizen who just quit her job on a cruise ship and spent her last $50 to go fishing. Al thinks she’d be a perfect match for his oldest son, David, and invites Christina back to live with his family since she has no where else to go. Christina eventually accepts, but isn’t so quick to accept David’s marriage proposal. She finally accepts, only to be tortured by endless meetings, fittings and shoe shopping for the big day. And then there’s the penguins….
As I said, this book isn’t quite up to the standards of some of MaryJanice Davidson’s other books, but it was still funny and enjoyable. I’m sure I’ll eventually get around to reading the other two books in the series, but they won’t be on my must read soon list.