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NEW RELEASE: The Princess Dilemma by Heather Hiestand @HeatherHiestand

Today, I’m thrilled to have Heather Hiestand here on the blog, sharing a brand new historical romance release with us!

book coverThe Princess Dilemma

England, 1837: In the game of kings, there can be only one winner, but a second chance at love is worth more than any throne…

As a British army colonel, Edward FitzPrince deals with dangerous secrets every day. When his mother dies and he learns he may have a claim to the British throne, he quickly finds himself out of his depths. The Scottish-born soldier discovers life in London and political maneuvering foreign indeed.

Genre: Victorian Romance
Heat level: One or two love scenes

Grab your copy at:
Amazon USA | Amazon Canada | Amazon UK

$2.99 USD – $4.01 CAN – £2.99 GBP

author photoWhat was your inspiration for this story?

Queen Victoria’s father had a couple of illegitimate children before marrying. What if one of them was legitimate?

How much research do you do?

Royal marriage law is very complicated and changeable, as is United Kingdom marriage law in general. My entire premise rested on getting the facts correct!

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Who was your first auto-buy historical romance author?

Carla Kelly

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Grab your copy of The Princess Dilemma at:
Amazon USA | Amazon Canada | Amazon UK

We want to hear from you!

History as window dressing, or history as part of the plot?

Leave a comment below!


  • Erica Ridley

    I love the opening hook to your blurb! You had me right from the first sentence. 🙂

    What a great question about history as plot vs history as window dressing! For me, I like a balance. I always prefer historical romance where the historical elements drive the plot, conflict, and characterization, but I also like the focus to stay on the romance, without “history lesson” passages that slow the pace. Yours sounds great!

  • Janice Hougland

    I prefer history as part of the plot. I’m a lover of history from medieval onward. I also love reading historical romance, so I really appreciate the trouble an author goes to in historical research and weaving the facts into the romantic story line.

  • Teresa Broderick

    Definitely history as part of the plot. I only read historicals. Contemporary fiction holds no interest for me. I love everything I learn from reading historical fiction.

  • Judy

    I agree with Erica, neither window dressing nor the whole plot. It drives me crazy when I read a supposed regency and you could take the whole thing and put it in current times because there is so little attention given to the historical period. BUT neither do I want a history lesson. (That is how I felt about the latest Pride and Predjudice movie. Too much out of period set dressing and too little attention to accurate depiction of dialog and period morés and customs.)

  • Teri Donaldson

    I like the descriptions of the historical times but since I read for pure pleasure, I am not as interested in a history lesson. I agree that there should be a balance in books.

  • Donna Gropper

    It seems like I’m in the majority on this question. I appreciate the accurate history and perhaps learning something I didn’t know, but I want the love story to shine through. That’s why we read historical romances after all. Heather and Erica, both of you seem to have the right formula since I love your books!

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