The Christmas Princess (The Wedding Series, Book 5) - Patricia McLinn

The Christmas Princess (The Wedding Series, Book 5)

By Patricia McLinn

  • Release Date: 2014-10-15
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
From 823 Ratings


The toughest mission of his career… Her
The Christmas season isn’t looking great for April Gareaux. Her job is uninspiring, her engagement is off, and she has nowhere to live. Certainly her family would take her in, especially Leslie and Grady Roberts and their circle of friends who have become her extended family. But it’s time she stops relying on them.

Then comes an extraordinary offer – spend the holidays in Washington, D.C., with King Jozef of Bariavak as his possible long-lost granddaughter. Even more extraordinary is the man behind the offer, who will be beside her through the coming weeks – diplomatic security agent Hunter Pierce.

This is the last assignment Hunter would pick. Determination and grit have moved him beyond his past in Bariavak. Yet, here it is standing in front of him again, refusing to be ignored. … Just like his reactions to April. How can he fight what he’s feeling when they’re together all the time?

King Jozef has known tragedy. Now comes this lovely young woman bringing joy to his holidays. How can he resist dabbling in some royal matchmaking? Wouldn’t it be delightful if he could give April a Christmas gift she will never forget … her prince for a lifetime.

The Christmas Princess is Book 5 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's heartwarming and feel-good The Wedding Series. If you love moving, passionate contemporary romances with a touch of humor, this series will captivate you.

Praise for The Christmas Princess
“Filled with ups and downs, laughing and crying.” - 5-star review

“I hated coming to the end.” - 5-star review

“A little humor, a little mystery (is she the missing princess or not), a little romance and a lot of love. … This is a must read.” - 5-star review

“Enjoying every minute, hating to step away to cook. My guests left, I washed a few dishes, and dove back into my recliner -- not getting up until the book was finished.” - 5-star review

“A love story wrapped in a bit of mystery plus a rescue dog - what else do you need.” - 5-star review

“Captivating … didn’t put it down until I was done.” - 5-star review

“Absolutely delightful! …Depth and substance as well as a slow burn romance. Highly recommend!” - 5-star review

Praise for The Wedding Series
“A wonderful series that will make you laugh and cry. Each page is filled with love that will eventually come to the people who so need it. A must read!”  — 5-star review

"Love this series!!! It takes you from home to all over the world!" — 5-star review

"Perfect. The characters were multi-dimensional . . .warm, thoughtful, loving ... Heart-warming." — 5-star review

"Full of warmth, understanding of human nature, and great characters . . . By the time you are finished, you feel as if you are a part of their extended circle." — 5-star review

Enjoy all of Patricia McLinn’s The Wedding Series!
Prelude to a Wedding
Wedding Party
Grady’s Wedding
The Runaway Bride
The Christmas Princess
The Surprise Princess
Not a Family Man
The Forgotten Prince

Love wedding romances? Add the Marry Me series!
Wedding of the Century
The Unexpected Wedding Guest
A Most Unlikely Wedding
Baby Blues and Wedding Bells

Small-town romance your favorite? Check out Seasons in a Small Town!
What Are Friends For? (Spring)
The Right Brother (Summer)
Falling for Her (Autumn)
Warm Front (Winter)

About the Author
Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.

McLinn has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian.

She spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website and social media.


  • The Christmas Princess

    By rjbor
    It was OK, bit lengthy . Didn’t know where it was going. TY.
  • Lovely

    By angie1229
    This story dives deep into the characters introduced, and provides interesting twists, and lays the groundwork for future stories. Great pacing, and completely engrossing!
  • The Christmas Princess - great book!

    By enj0yl!f3
    I was hooked from page one of this captivating novel and didn’t put it down until I was done! Great characters with witty dialogue, descriptive details to make the reader feel they are there and a Christmas holiday romance with a HEA ending are just a few of the reasons I’d recommend this book to others! I think you’ll like it!
  • Lovely story

    By sbsbrinson
    I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters. It was well written for the most part but could have done with some additional editing in certain circumstances through the book. Overall, it didn’t take away from the story itself but was a bit annoying to see in an otherwise well written story.
  • Nice, layered storyline

    By rreinarts
    Good storyline and character development. Grammatical errors detract from readability a smidgen, hence 4 instead of 5 stars.
  • The Christmas Princess

    By Reva9526
    Excellent read with fun characters
  • WOW

    By "........llll,,,kkkiiijjjhhh
    Been some time since I have read such an absorbing book. Has many aspects: thriller, romance, intrigue and family. Loved it and just had to read straight through. Thank you Patricia!
  • Classic Holiday Romance

    By Kveann
    This is a classic Christmas romance with intrigue, plot twists, tears, and a happy ending. Who could ask for anything more?
  • The perfect Christmas read

    By DLM inWyo
    A witty intelligent romance with a hint of mystery and a dash of Christmas, this book captivated me with characters whose conversations and actions were realistic and captivating. I hated finishing it! In fact, I think that there is a still a chance for family connection with King Jozef and April...and I can’t wait to read that story!
  • Eh

    By RLS1217
    Wanted it to be good, but it wasn’t. There is absolutely no emotional connection. Couldn’t care less what happened to a single one of them and felt nothing between any of them either. Storyline is predictable and dialogue stilted. It was like reading a 12 year old’s book report - covered the salient actions but didn’t elicit the reason the story was told. Cold and boring.