I picked this book up solely based on how funny the title sounded.
Prince Liam, Prince Frederic, Prince Duncan, and Prince Gustav are probably not familiar names, but they are the 4 Princes Charming from the stories – you know, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel.And each of these four men have let their kingdoms down in some way.When an evil plot to destroy the world is uncovered by these guys, it’s up to them to become the heroes people believe them to be and save the day.
I really enjoyed this book.The humor was great, the princes are distinct, and the story was pretty believable.It was a nice change of pace from all the dystopian fiction out there right now, and it seems this may just be the first book in a series.I look forward to more stories from this author, and I highly recommend this fun romp.A 9.5 from me for an excellent book.
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In this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life with his wife and infant son, and ends two generations later in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need.
The sweeping story that emerges is a rich, rugged Florida history featuring a memorable cast of crusty, indomitable Crackers battling wild animals, rustlers, Confederate deserters, mosquitoes, starvation, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a kingdom out of the swamp. But their most formidable adversary turns out to be greed, including finally their own. Love and tenderness are here too: the hopes and passions of each new generation, friendships with the persecuted blacks and Indians, and respect for the land and its wildlife.
A Land Remembered was winner of the Florida Historical Society's Tebeau Prize as the Most Outstanding Florida Historical Novel. Now in its 14th hardcover printing, it has been in print since 1984 and is also available in trade paperback.