The Royal Game : A Novel

Linda Keir

Barrie Kreinik (Narrator) and Shiromi Arserio (Narrator)

01-30-24

10hrs 5min

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01-30-24

10hrs 5min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Romance

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“High stakes and high royals, a splash of mystery, and a dash of romance make The Royal Game a fun, fast, and highly entertaining read!” Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of The Revenge List

A Barnes & Noble Favorite Indie Book for February/March
An Apple Books Pick of Most Anticipated Audiobooks in Romance

American pop singer Jennie Jensen is ready to marry the love of her life, England’s Prince Hugh, but someone is determined to keep her from becoming a princess—any way they can. To give her fairy tale a happy ending, she’ll have to play the royal game.

Jennie Jensen is touring Europe, already living her dream, when Prince Hugh of Wales—the future King of England—appears at a gig and requests his favorite song. He’s already smitten, and soon so is she. After a secretive, whirlwind romance, Hugh proposes, and when Jennie accepts, her world changes overnight. She’s still learning to navigate the minefield of constant scrutiny, barbed social interactions, and royal protocol (there are rules about pantyhose), as she learns that not everyone in England is excited about the prospect of an American princess.

When Jennie receives a threatening note, she can’t help but see the parallels between herself and another young woman who struggled to adjust to royal life: Hugh’s mother, Princess Penelope, who was killed in a mysterious plane crash. And as the threats to Jennie grow more serious, she digs into Penelope’s past, discovering a woman who also suspected someone in the palace was out to get her. Was Penelope murdered? And is Jennie next? With the eyes of a nation on her as the royal wedding approaches, she’s in a race against time to save her marriage … and her own life.

Both a charming love story and a thrilling mystery, The Royal Game reveals one woman’s determination to find happily ever after—on her own terms.

Praise

“High stakes and high royals, a splash of mystery, and a dash of romance make The Royal Game a fun, fast, and highly entertaining read!” Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of The Revenge List

“With delicious, meticulous detail, a heart melter of a love story, and a slow burn of a murder plot—plus a ton of sheer moxie—The Royal Game made me laugh out loud, cry real tears, and punch the air. It’s a right royal feast and I devoured it.” Catriona McPherson, multi-award-winning author of Hop Scot

“While the writing duo Linda Keir takes cues from the actual UK royal family, they offer their own fresh, layered, and gripping mystery.” Booklist

“With empathy and emotion…Keir reveals the cracks in the princess fantasy, even when one has the perfect prince. Royal romance fans will be hooked.” Publishers Weekly

“A compelling read that’s mysterious, romantic, and perfect for anyone obsessed with the royal family.” Kirkus Reviews

“Filled with romance, mystery, and plenty of royal Easter eggs, The Royal Game sparkles as brightly as the crown jewels. While fans might think they’ve heard Jennie and Hugh’s story before, this palace page-turner will keep readers guessing until the last page.” Kristin Contino, author of A House Full of Windsor, reporter for Page Six Style

“Readers who can’t get enough of England’s royal family will enjoy this book.” Library Journal

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Language English
Release Day Jan 29, 2024
Release Date January 30, 2024
Release Date Machine 1706572800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Women Sleuths, Cozy, Romance, Royalty, Action & Adventure, New Releases, Trending Romance
Author Bio
Linda Keir

Linda Keir is the pen name of Linda Joffe Hull and Keir Graff. Their previous titles include The Swing of Things, The Three Mrs. Wrights, and Drowning with Others. Independently, they have published over a dozen novels. You can find them on X @LindaeJH and @KeirGraff. For more information visit www.LindaJoffeHull.com and www.KeirGraff.com.

Narrator Bio
Barrie Kreinik

Barrie Kreinik is an actor, singer, playwright, and voice-dialect coach based in New York City. Her audiobook narrations have earned an AudioFile Earphones Award. A graduate of the Brown/Trinity MFA acting program, she is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

Shiromi Arserio

Shiromi Arserio is a stage actor, voice talent, and audiobook narrator from London. She holds a BA in theater from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. In addition to narrating dozens of audiobooks, her voice can be heard in documentaries, e-learning projects, and video games.

Overview

A Barnes & Noble Favorite Indie Book for February/March
An Apple Books Pick of Most Anticipated Audiobooks in Romance

American pop singer Jennie Jensen is ready to marry the love of her life, England’s Prince Hugh, but someone is determined to keep her from becoming a princess—any way they can. To give her fairy tale a happy ending, she’ll have to play the royal game.

Jennie Jensen is touring Europe, already living her dream, when Prince Hugh of Wales—the future King of England—appears at a gig and requests his favorite song. He’s already smitten, and soon so is she. After a secretive, whirlwind romance, Hugh proposes, and when Jennie accepts, her world changes overnight. She’s still learning to navigate the minefield of constant scrutiny, barbed social interactions, and royal protocol (there are rules about pantyhose), as she learns that not everyone in England is excited about the prospect of an American princess.

When Jennie receives a threatening note, she can’t help but see the parallels between herself and another young woman who struggled to adjust to royal life: Hugh’s mother, Princess Penelope, who was killed in a mysterious plane crash. And as the threats to Jennie grow more serious, she digs into Penelope’s past, discovering a woman who also suspected someone in the palace was out to get her. Was Penelope murdered? And is Jennie next? With the eyes of a nation on her as the royal wedding approaches, she’s in a race against time to save her marriage … and her own life.

Both a charming love story and a thrilling mystery, The Royal Game reveals one woman’s determination to find happily ever after—on her own terms.