If you enjoy clean romance, adventure, and intrigue, then try the books in the Return to the Four Kingdoms series now! These interconnected fairy tale retellings each feature a different heroine who finds herself friendless in a strange land and who must fight to save her new home and win her happily ever after.
- The Secret Princess: A Retelling of The Goose Girl
- The Mystery Princess: A Retelling of Cinderella
- The Desert Princess: A Retelling of Aladdin
- The Golden Princess: A Retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
- The Rogue Princess: A Retelling of Puss in Boots
- The Abandoned Princess: A Retelling of Rapunzel
The Secret Princess: A Retelling of The Goose Girl
Princess Giselle is excited to be leading her first royal delegation—until everything goes wrong before they even reach their destination. With her rank and authority stripped away and her people scattered, she’s left with nothing but a gaggle of geese.
Giselle is determined to prove herself a true princess—in action as well as in name. But to do so she must uncover a conspiracy that threatens far more than her own future. With her life in danger and only a talking horse and an irritable goose boy at her side, she needs assistance. One of the servants is willing to help her, but Philip’s attractive smile hides yet more secrets, and Giselle is running out of time.
In this reimagining of the classic fairy tale, The Goose Girl, the wronged princess must prevail in a deadly game of identities with the fate of kingdoms at stake.
The Mystery Princess: A Retelling of Cinderella
Daria has spent her whole life caring for others, so when she’s rescued by traveling merchants while fleeing for her life, she’s more than happy to work for them in return for her safety.
But danger follows her, as does Prince Percy.
Daria thought she’d left the complications of balls and royalty behind her, but she can’t hide as a servant forever—not when whole kingdoms are at risk.
The Desert Princess: A Retelling of Aladdin
Cassie knows she was made for more than a life buried away in her uncle's remote forest estate. Eager to meet the great spymaster, Aurora, she jumps at the chance to travel to her distant kingdom. But meeting Aurora isn't enough—Cassie wants to prove her worth. So when she's presented with an opportunity to gather intelligence, she acts.
When her plans go awry, Cassie finds herself living on the streets in a distant city. But despite the failure that brought her here, Cassie can't afford to give up. Kingdom-shaking danger is brewing in these lands, and she may be the only one who can save the Four Kingdoms. Cassie won't let anything stand in her way—not the biting heat of the desert, not the distracting way her heart responds to the mysterious, attractive stranger who insists on staying close, not the layers of secrets hiding beneath the surface of her new home.
In this reimagining of the classic fairy tale, Aladdin, a girl from the streets must navigate treasure caves, palaces, and a magic lamp if she wants to rescue herself and save four kingdoms as well.
The Golden Princess: A Retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Exiled from her old life as the daughter of a vizier, Zaria still grieves the lost friends of her childhood. She’s grown accustomed to her new role as a servant, though—up until the day she stumbles on the fabled lost cave of treasures.
The wealth inside is enough to transform anyone’s life, but Zaria isn’t the first to find it. A gang of cutthroat thieves got there first, and their behavior makes Zaria question everything she sees. With an unknown enchantment at work, and forty criminals desperate to protect their hoard, she doesn’t want anything to do with the gold.
But when her royal friends reappear, Zaria discovers the cave is the key to defeating a threat to the entire kingdom. She can’t turn her back on her people, even if that means facing thieves and traitors with Crown Prince Tarek at her side. Zaria thought she’d found peace with her past, but now she isn’t sure if she’s more in danger of losing her life or her heart.
In this reimagining of the classic fairy tale, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, a servant girl must outwit a cunning adversary before she can claim the treasure her heart truly desires.
The Rogue Princess: A Retelling of Puss in Boots
Kali has always dreamed of adventure, but she never expected to find it in the company of a talking cat. Puss definitely has an agenda, but he isn’t sharing it with her. All she knows is that he wants a miller’s child to accompany him across the Great Desert to the mysterious lands beyond.
Kali doesn’t mean to let her opportunity go, even if she doesn’t understand the purposes of the mysterious creature at her side. But when she encounters thieves and misadventure, she realizes something bigger is underway. Her people are under threat, and she can’t turn her back on them—no matter how irritated she is by the fellow traveler who turns up wherever she goes. Kali knows Xavier isn’t to be trusted, but she and Puss need his help. Only together can they avoid the traps laid for her and uncover the truth.
In this reimagining of the classic fairy tale, Puss in Boots, a miller’s daughter will have to trust a tricksy cat and a handsome young man if the three of them have any hope of saving her people.
The Abandoned Princess: A Retelling of Rapunzel
When Daisy dreamed of leaving home on an adventure, she never imagined ending up trapped in a tower, cut off from the world and invisible to others. The years pass slowly, leaving Daisy desperate to reclaim her old life, however dull.
But her captor has bigger plans, and Daisy knows she can’t just rescue herself. She has to shatter her captor's enchantments forever. When opportunity comes, however, it arrives in an unexpected guise. Young and handsome, Prince Xander has come to rescue a princess from a tower. Instead, he finds himself battling at Daisy's side for the fate of a kingdom.
In this reimagining of the classic fairy tale Rapunzel, the princess in the tower can only be seen by the one she loves if she first saves an entire kingdom.
Return to the Four Kingdoms Box Set 1: Three Fairytale Retellings
This box set delivers the first three linked stand-alone fairy tale retellings from the Return to the Four Kingdoms series in a single package.
Book 1 - The Secret Princess: A Retelling of The Goose Girl
Book 2 - The Mystery Princess: A Retelling of Cinderella
Book 3 - The Desert Princess: A Retelling of Aladdin
Audiobook versions are available now from libraries as well as a broad range of audiobook stores. For links to the different stores, see Audiobooks.
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