On Sale: September 25, 2007
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In a novel where ancient traditions conflict with reality
and the pressures of modern life, a young European
princess proves that simplicity, courage, and dignity win
the day and forever alter her world.
In blue jeans
and a pullover, Princess Christianna is a young woman of
her times: born in Europe, educated in America, worried
about the future of the world she lives in, responsible
beyond her years. Christianna is the only daughter of the
Reigning Prince of a European nation that takes its
royalty seriouslyâ€“and her father has ironclad plans for
Christiannaâ€™s life, a burden that is almost
Now, after four years at Berkeley, life
in her fatherâ€™s palace cannot distract Christianna from
what she sees outside the kingdomâ€“the suffering of
children, the ravages of terrorism and disease. Determined
to make a difference in the world, she persuades His Royal
Highness, her father, to let her volunteer for the Red
Cross in East Africa. And for Christianna, a journey of
discovery, change, and awakening begins.
searing East African sun, Christianna plunges into the
dusty, bustling life of an international relief camp,
finding a passion and a calling among the brave doctors
and volunteers. Finally free from the scrutiny of her
royal life, Christianna struggles to keep her identity a
secret from her new friends and coworkersâ€“even from Parker
Williams, the young doctor from Doctors Without Borders
who works alongside Christianna and shares her dedication
to healing. But as violence approaches and invades the
camp, and the pressures of her royal life beckon her home,
Christiannaâ€™s struggle for freedom takes an extraordinary
turn. By a simple twist of fate, in one shocking moment,
Christiannaâ€™s life is changed foreverâ€“in ways she never
could have foreseen.
From the splendor of a
princeâ€™s palace to the chaos of war-torn nations, Danielle
Steel takes us into fascinating new worlds. Filled with
unforgettable images and a remarkable cast of characters,
H.R.H. is a novel of the conflict between old and
new worlds, responsibility versus freedom, and duty versus
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