Violet Eyes

Violet Eyes

[a Retelling of "The Princess and the Pea"]

Book - 2010
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In a dynamic retelling of "The Princess and the Pea," 17-year-old Violet falls in love at first sight with the dashing Prince Richard, who has arrived at her impoverished family farm in the middle of a storm and whose parents insist that he marry a princess of high nobility.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2010
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse paperback ed
ISBN: 9781416986768
Characteristics: 195 p. ; 18 cm


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Dec 30, 2015

As a retelling of the "princess and the pea" this book is well done. The cross over of the other princesses from other stories was awkward and didn't match up with the other stories. Focusing only on Violet it is a good story with a little more depth and interest than the average fairytale.

Nov 18, 2013

not very thrilling for me

TiffLau Jun 15, 2013

I love this book. it had full of romance whenever prince Edward and violet were alone secretly. it has full of romance and mystery. <3

Apr 08, 2013

Great book! I loved the change from the original fairy tale story. It was a wonderful book, but a bit to rushed. It was also a bit unrealistic, like when the grass actually cut one of the girls feet, or when the girls actually bandaged their heads because they had a hair pulled out. the characters were also a bit under developed, but other than that it was good.

Dec 29, 2012

this book is a bit to rushed but other than that its good

hajrarunne Jul 05, 2012

this book was amazing!!!! the author did an amazing job of developing the characters over time and i was really able to picture an ordinary farm girl who became a princess, and i could also picture those violet eyes. i think the most romantic part was when Prince Richard would send Violet secret messages via his dog.
one of the funniest part was during one of the tests. when the contestants had to walk across the grass to see which princess had the most sensitive feet. Violet took little red tomatoes( i think) and rubbed them across her feet to make it look like blood.

Feb 07, 2012

By far one of my favorite books from the 'Once Upon A Time..." series. The loveable story of 'The Princess and the Pea' with an amazing twist. I reccomend this book if you like teen-romance novels.

Jan 15, 2012

I think this book is seemed like there was sort of a repetition in this book from others that I have previously read before, but the competition in the book was really deep and insightful, I was really impressed. Overall, the book was good and recommended.

Oct 21, 2011

You can learn lots of things in this book.

crystal_dark Oct 01, 2011

I loved this book! It was a great re-telling of "The Princess and the Pea" and I did not want to put it down. It was really interesting and the characters were really fun and entertaining. This is a wonderful story with love, friendship, and a little bit of mystery thrown in to keep you guessing.

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TiffLau Jul 11, 2013

"The first time Richard had kissed her, standing in the field, his lips, had been soft, the kiss gentle. This time it was intense. The onslaught made her gasp. She wrapped her arms around his neck and clung to him."

olive_lion_9 Jul 11, 2013

"I promise I will do anything I can to help you" Violet said. It wasn't much but it was all she had to give. In her heart, Violet knew that a week's time might find her back on her on her family's farm, castles and gowns and princes a distant memory, like a dream of someone else's life.

Sep 11, 2011

When he spoke, it was no more than a whisper. "Is it me?" Richard asked. Their faces were only inches apart, and the question shimmered in the air between them.


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TiffLau Jun 24, 2013

This story is about Violet is one of the villages. She saw Prince Edward at love at first sight. When Prince Edward's parents knew that they are seeing each other, they held a contest that all princess and girl commoner from different country, they were surprised. Violet accept the challenge, and fought her way through and pass through many competition. At the end, the winner is Violet. Edward and Violet lived happily ever after.

crystal_dark Oct 01, 2011

When a storm brings the dashing Prince Richard to her family's farm, Violet falls in love at first sight. Richard also gives Violet his heart, but he knows his marriage is destined to be an affair of state, not of passion. For the king and queen have devised a contest to determine who will win their son's hand in marriage.
To be reunited with her prince, Violet must compete against princesses from across the land. It will take all of her wits — and a little help from an unexpected source — if Violet is to demonstrate the depth of her character and become Richard's bride. (Back Cover)


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