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Beauty, witty, sharp on fashion and charity, Elena was supposed to live the fairy-tale life. Instead, her marriage is in ruins and her in-laws resent her glowing popularity. All Elena really wants is to spend time with her two sons and be a good mother.

The death of her divorce attorney complicates her plans. The Queen, her mother-in-law, withholds settlement on a trust fund and expects Elena to give her marriage one more chance. That means keeping a low profile and following all orders from the royal family and their staff.

A terrorist attack puts Elena back into the spotlight. The family's security detail whisks her two sons into hiding, insisting that protection requires separation from their mother. But she wonders how anyone can be safe, if the security experts can't protect a princess?

For Princess Elena and others, being a member of the royal family has become a royal trap - imposing lifelong limits on careers, daily activities, and what one can say or do in any public setting. Elena longs to escape, but only if she can convince her two sons to join her.

Security is everywhere, yet no one is protected.

"One hopes the Windsors lead a less miserable existence than their fictional counterparts." - Kirkus

"Readers looking for a less tragic fate for the late Diana, princess of Wales, will find much to like in this beguiling what-if." - Publishers Weekly

"The printed words on the pages of this book have all the lure of a siren's song, and I for one fell in love with them. Reading Royal Escape was like spending time with a dear old friend; I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to rough up quite a few fictitious jerks. If I have not made it clear; this story is wonderful." - Crystal R. Guess, Genreview

"Froetschel is a fabulous writer and I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a parent and also anyone who loves to read about royalty." -


Used availability for Susan Froetschel's Royal Escape

Hardback Editions

December 2008 : USA Hardback

Title: Royal Escape (Five Star First Edition Mystery)
Author(s): Susan Froetschel
ISBN: 1-59414-717-5 / 978-1-59414-717-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Royal Escape
Author(s): Susan Froetschel
Publisher: Five Star/Cengage
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