Book Review: The Princess and the Kiss

Princess and the Kiss, TheAs part of my request for theme suggestions last week, lesmiserables1 suggested a princess theme. I’ve received several other great suggestions, but this was the one I could best run with right away. I still need to read at least one more princess story for the month. So, my question for you. What are your favorite princess stories?

Once upon a time there lived a beautiful princess with a precious treasure…her first kiss. As suitors begin to call, the princess searches for a man who will appreciate her kiss, but all seem too caught up in themselves. Until a poor young farmer comes to the castle and offers her his own first kiss.

Yes, it’s a picture book. No, I don’t usually review picture books. Yes, I realize most of my readers are teenagers (though there are plenty of adults hiding in the woodwork!). This picture book is truly timeless. My Dad and I still occasionally pull it out for him to read to me. (Yes, I’m eighteen.) I think Dad got it for me when I was ten or eleven. The first time he read it to me was the first time I made a conscious decision that I wanted to save my first kiss for the man I marry. I’m so grateful to have had this book’s positive influence and to have the foundation of wanting to save my kiss from such a young age. So, yes, I really do recommend this book for anyone. Parents, parents to be, teens, teens younger siblings, you name it. Anyone else saving their first kiss? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Grace

     /  August 31, 2013

    I read this book about a week ago, and really enjoyed it even as an older teen. It definitely was a beautiful reminder and encouragement that it really is worth the wait. I’m saving my first kiss for my wedding day with the Lord’s help. ๐Ÿ™‚

    As far as my favorite princess books, I was surprised when I went through my Goodreads shelves and could only discover two princess books (besides this one) that I’ve read. :S One was “Princess Adelina: An Ancient Christian Tale of Beauty and Bravery,” which I read last summer and liked (but not loved), and the other is another picture book entitled “The Way Home: A Princess Story” by Max Lucado. It had been a while since I’d read that one, so I just skimmed over it quickly and it was so beautiful! I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Yes, it really is.

      “Princess Adelina” was on my list of possible reads, but it’s too expensive and our library doesn’t have it. Maybe I’ll read “The Princess and the Goblin.” I’ve been wanting to try that one for a while.

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      • Karis Elizabeth

         /  September 1, 2013

        I highly recommend the Princess and the Goblin! That is one of my all-time favorite books. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m saving my first kiss as well!
        Ummm… Marli, could you help? I was just trying to think of Princess books… I take it you mean fairytale-esque, medieval type princesses? If so, would Once on a Time by A.A. Milnes qualify? It’s a FANTASTIC book, I love it!
        (I thought of a little princess but I don’t think that qualifies…)
        That’s all I can think of at the moment, although I’m sure there are many more! :)))

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        • I mean anything princess related. Doesn’t have to be fairytale-esque or medieval. What is Once on a Time about? I’ve heard of it before but not in any detail.

          And I’m planning on doing A Little Princess. It’s one of my all time favorites, so how could I not? ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Karis Elizabeth

           /  September 1, 2013

          In that case, I also love “Tales of the Kingdom” and “Tales of the Resistance.” I don’t like the third book, “Tales of the Restoration” it’s no good. “Anderson Fairy Tales” I mean, while we’re at it, you know??? Oh!!! “Ella Enchanted” and “the Two Princesses of Bamarre” and “The Princess Stories” all by Gail Carson Levine. Love those! I don’t recommend all of her books… for example, although you might enjoy “Fairest” it doesn’t have the same quality as the others, and “Ever” is outspokenly anti-God. Sad! “Narnia” has princesses in every book! Although I think “the Horse and His Boy” and “The Lion, the witch, and the wardrobe” have the most emphasis on their princess characters. Very last, because I can’t remember if they had anything bad in them (its been so long since I read them I just remember I enjoyed them) The Royal Diaries, “Eleanor, Crown Jewel of Aquitaine,” by Kristiana Gregory, and “Mary, Queen of Scots, Queen without a Country,” by Kathryn Lasky. And “Mary, Bloody Mary,” and “Beware, Princess Elizabeth,” both by Carolyn Meyer.

  2. Karis Elizabeth

     /  August 31, 2013

    I LOVE THIS STORY YAY
    I’ll reply more in detail later… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I love this book. ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, I’m definitely saving my first kiss for my wedding day. :3

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  4. Emily Ruth

     /  September 6, 2013

    I am! ๐Ÿ™‚

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