Henrietta, The Diplomat's Daughter is set in a medieval-like world and told, in part, through the eyes of a twenty-three-year-old scribe named Henrietta. Her father is a royal diplomat and has been assigned to complete a trade treaty and bring about a royal wedding between Prince Harold, a twenty-nine-year-old widowed father who is the nephew of their own King Lambert of Penruddock, and Princess Mai, the niece of a king in a far-off kingdom called Galicia, which is famous for the weaving of fine silk. However, just as they begin the journey to take the Prince to Galicia, he flirts with Henrietta, which makes her think very ill of him. What happens afterward is an adventure in murder, insurgency, upset stomachs, and romance as Henrietta and Harold face danger and find out what royal love really means.
Love just seemed to be a backburner in this very juicy medieval murder insurgency tale. Overall though the tale, nevertheless, is about Henrietta and Prince Harold, whose romance is simple, sweet, and funny. When Harold tries to steal a kiss on Henrietta and she catches him turning away... it was just at the right moment. You can just imagine his puckered lips deflating at that moment in rejection.
I also love Henry's character development. Her characters have instant depth, are well rounded and solid. And she squeezes all that in a novella length book not once distracting from the flow of the tale. Henry has produced quite a list of short sweet romance novellas under her belt. I have read all of them as they are the perfect read for a busy mother of three. Henrietta, The Diplomat’s Daughter ranks in my top fave.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ronnda Eileen Henry is originally from Michigan and was raised in California and Virginia. She read a lot of history, biography, science fiction, and Regency romances when she was young, and her two favorite authors are Jane Austen and Aleksandra Layland. She has the heart of a romantic and believes romance is for people of any age. Sweet romance is her favorite, whether it's for a teenager or a person in middle age.
Retired now, she lives in Florida.