- The Royal Treatment (novel)
infobox Book |
name = The Royal Treatment
orig title =
image_caption = First edition cover
language = English
series = The Alaskan Royal series
release_date = May,
media_type = Print (
pages = 320 pp (Kensington edition)
isbn = ISBN 0758208030 (Kensington edition)
The Royal Pain
"The Royal Treatment" is a romance novel by
MaryJanice Davidsonand the first in the Alaskan Royal series.
"The Royal Treatment" revolves around Christina Krabbe and her life after meeting a king with an obsession for fishing and his penguin obsessed son. The series is set in alternate reality where
Alaskawas not sold to the United States, but instead formed into its own country and is governed by the Royal Baranov.
Explanation of the title
The title of "The Royal Treatment" begins the theme of using "royal" in each books title. This trend was used through the Alaskan Royal trilogy.
Christina Krabbe is trying to find where she belongs after being fired from her job when she meets "Al", a man who has a fondness for fishing. It turns out that Al is the King Alexander II and is looking to set his son up with a woman to be his wife. His son, David seems more interested in his collection of penguins to take the time to meet Christina. He eventually begins to become attracted to Christina's bluntness and candor. The two eventually wed. In order to let Christina work through her added stress as becoming a member of the royal family, she begins to see a family therapist. Eventually, the royal family is part of a kidnapping plot that results in the king being shot and Alexandria killing one of the kidnappers with a chair. During the next months, prince David becomes king while his father is recovering. David and Christina's relationship is stressed but they remain together. In the end, it is revealed that Christina is pregnant.
The novel has a theme of family. It also focuses on being a strong woman who speaks her mind; much like
MaryJanice Davidson's other characters.
Trade paperback printing: May 2004
Mass market paperback printing: February 2005
Large print: June 2006
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