A family affair /

by Michaels, Fern.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Farmington, Mich. : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014Edition: Large print edition.Description: 397 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781410466587 (hardback) :; 1410466582 (hardcover).Title notes: $35.99 5-2014 (db)Subject(s): Dancers -- Fiction | Princes -- Fiction | Families -- Fiction | Life change events -- Fiction | Large type books | Love storiesSummary: "In a city built on dreams, Trisha Holiday makes her living moving like one. But out of her dancer's costume, she's as down-to-earth as they come. That's why she ignores the admiring note--and the accompanying $1000 bill--that arrives backstage after one of her ethereal performances. Yet the sender, a wealthy foreign prince, isn't easily dissuaded. Seven years living and studying in the United States have made Malik long for the freedom to choose his own bride--and the woman he wants is Trisha. After a breathtaking visit to Malik's kingdom culminates in a marriage proposal, Trish attempts to adjust to an opulent new lifestyle complete with servants, sumptuous surroundings, and vast wealth. None of that matters to Trish as much as Malik's love. With Malik's sister Soraya proving a trusted new friend, they plan a lavish wedding surpassing anything she could have imagined. Yet Trish's new life will have challenges too--adjusting to a new and complex culture, to the myriad demands of Malik's royal position, and to the expectations she faces as his wife. In the midst of her own major changes, Trish vows to help her sister, Emma, whose marriage has ended in a bitter breakup. And through it all, Trish will strive to stay true to what matters most--love, true friendship, and the ties that hold family together across the miles and the years" -- summary from Kensington Publishing Corporation web site.
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A #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorIn a city built on dreams, dancer Trisha Holiday makes her living moving like one. But off stage she's very down-to-earth. That's why she ignores the admiring note -- and the accompanying $1000 -- that arrives backstage after one of her ethereal performances. Yet the sender, a wealthy foreign prince, isn't easily dissuaded. Seven years in the United States have made Malik long for the freedom to choose his own bride . . . and the woman he wants is Trisha.

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"In a city built on dreams, Trisha Holiday makes her living moving like one. But out of her dancer's costume, she's as down-to-earth as they come. That's why she ignores the admiring note--and the accompanying $1000 bill--that arrives backstage after one of her ethereal performances. Yet the sender, a wealthy foreign prince, isn't easily dissuaded. Seven years living and studying in the United States have made Malik long for the freedom to choose his own bride--and the woman he wants is Trisha. After a breathtaking visit to Malik's kingdom culminates in a marriage proposal, Trish attempts to adjust to an opulent new lifestyle complete with servants, sumptuous surroundings, and vast wealth. None of that matters to Trish as much as Malik's love. With Malik's sister Soraya proving a trusted new friend, they plan a lavish wedding surpassing anything she could have imagined. Yet Trish's new life will have challenges too--adjusting to a new and complex culture, to the myriad demands of Malik's royal position, and to the expectations she faces as his wife. In the midst of her own major changes, Trish vows to help her sister, Emma, whose marriage has ended in a bitter breakup. And through it all, Trish will strive to stay true to what matters most--love, true friendship, and the ties that hold family together across the miles and the years" -- summary from Kensington Publishing Corporation web site.

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When Trisha Holiday, a dancer at a Las Vegas casino, collapses in the parking lot after work, Prince Malik Mohammed's staff nurse her through the flu. The handsome student from Dubai has fallen for the dancer but never dreams he can marry for love since his father has picked out a bride for him. All this changes when his father dies and Malik becomes the new sheik; he is now able to marry the woman he wants: Trish. The couple live a charmed life for the next four years, but Trish feel sorry for her sister, dumped for a trophy wife, and Malik has a secret that threatens to change everything about their life in Dubai. Trish's failure to have a child could also jeopardize her royal life, but she's convinced she can still help her sister. Michaels (author of the "Sisterhood" series) turns Trish's fairy tale into a story about family. Verdict This simplistic romance contains characters whose actions seem juvenile and out of an earlier time period (the adult heroine giggles and smokes when under duress; the hero, a man with a PhD, uses phrases such as, "Oh golly, Miss Molly"). Will appeal only to Michaels's faithful fans or teenagers reading their first romance.-Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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