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The Prince

(A book in the Hope Chest series)
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An antique hope chest containing five unique objects . . . five people inexorably drawn to the items inside . . . each sent to the past with the help of a magical matchmaker who assigns them a task to find their true love . . . even across time.

Unable to sell her work, frustrated artist Cynda Madison restores old paintings instead. When she works to bring back the damaged portrait of the very handsome, very sexy Prince Dimitri Karakov found in the ruined Chesterfield Hotel, she finds herself overwhelmingly drawn to the prince who died at a young age. When she finds an old hope chest, she ends up back in time in 1889 when The Chesterfield is very much a bustling resort and Prince Dimitri is a resident. Alive and devastatingly handsome, Dimitri is even more irresistible. But can she prevent his death before she can return to her own time? Even more difficult, can she prevent herself from falling in love with him?

Originally published as The Grand Design.


"A whimsical escape. With her characteristic ingenuity, Fox paints a blend of the fantastic and the mundane, bringing enormous passion to her canvas in this portrait of love. Favorite secondary characters of this miniseries seamlessly connect the novel to the other parts of the miniseries, in addition to introducing two willful, strong-minded main characters. A playful, lighthearted read, [The Prince] is perfect reading for an afternoon. Recommended."
--Cindy Penn, WordWeaving

"[The Prince] is a wonderful addition to the Hope Chest series because it presents more conflict than usual in a romance. Dimitri is caught in the predestined royal obligations mode being an heir. He feels his life must totally be centered on his inherited duties and love is not something he expects to experience. But things have a way of working out. Four roses out of five."
--Denise Fleischer, GWN Online

"The third book in the Hope Chest series is just as good as the others I have read. There is something for everyone. Historical fans will enjoy the details of the time period, paranormal fans will find it an exceedingly well done time travel. There is even a touch of humor, as characters from a prior novel appear...You will surely enjoy this novel and want to read the rest of the series."
--Amanda Killgore, Romance Readers Connection

"[The Prince] is the third of five Chesterfield Hope Chest time travel romances. These authors have worked together to build an enjoyable atmosphere and characters at the Chesterfield Hotel. There is humor in the story of a modern woman and a Victorian aristocrat learning to accept each other. Ms. Fox has written an enjoyable love story that can stand alone, but also included a dinner with chef Corrie Garrett [see The Lawman by P.J. Bishop] that brought a grin."
--Cy Korte, Book Isle

"This book, a Cinderella in reverse, has a little of everything, time travel, mystery, and wonderful character development. I thoroughly enjoyed Dimitri's metamorphosis from an arrogant, royal snob to a man who could use his hands and heed his heart. Though characters from the other stories appear from time to time, the book stands alone quite well, but I look forward to acquiring the other four stories."
--Leslie Tramposch, ParaNormal Romance

"The third of the five Chesterfield Hope Chest time travel romances,[The Prince] is a delightful tale. The story line beguiles the audience as a modern independent woman deals with a Victorian aristocrat and vice versa. Karen Fox shows her diverse talent with this charming prince of a tale that will send readers, including this reviewer, seeking her previous novels and the series other books."
--Harriet Klausner, ParaNormal Romance, BookBrowser

Genre: Historical Romance

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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Prince: Hope Chest Time Travel Romance Series, Book 3 (Hope Chest Series)
Author(s): Karen Fox
Publisher: Parker Hayden Media
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