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All About Us #4: Who Made You a Princess? by Shelley Adina

June 10th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group for the chance to review this book!

I give it a 3 out of 5 stars.

Description: Shani Hanna returns to SpencerAcademy for her senior year after an amazing summer spent with her friends Lissa, Gillian, and Carly. But the best part about summer was meeting Danyel Johnstone. Danyel is cute, smart, cool, and super nice. All Shani has to do is get him to see her as more than just one of the gang.

But when the girls return to school, they find a new addition to the distinguished student body: Prince Rashid al Amir of Yasir, an oil-rich desert kingdom in the Middle East. Prince Rashid moved to California to prepare for an eventual MBA at Stanford . . . and to romance his future wife: Shani Hanna!

It turns out, Shani’s family and the prince’s go back for generations, entwined in tradition, obligation, and family honor. In each generation, members of the two families have expanded their business interests through arranged marriage. Will Shani put aside her feelings for Danyel to pursue her family’s wishes? Or will God answer her prayers for an intervention?

Okay, somehow I missed that this book was a Christian, young adult book so I found the constant references to prayer groups a finding God a little disconcerting.  Nonetheless it was a quick, enjoyable read.  The characters were a little irritating in how privileged they were with their expensive clothing, manicures, pedicures, etc. but as you gain insights into each of their lives behind all the glitz they became more likeable.  It also made me want to go back and read Carly’s story.  The excerpt from Mac’s story also sounds interesting and I plan to put it on my list of books to read.  If you want a quick, religious beach read this summer this would be one to pick up.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

2 Responses

  1. Belle

    I don’t usually read Christian fiction either. This one has an interesting storyline – definitely sounds good for the beach.

  2. dsuzuki

    Yup, it was short, predictable but cute.

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