“Margaretha has always been a romantic, and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha—one of the few who speaks his language—understands the wild story. Margaretha finds herself unable to pass Colin’s message along to her father, the duke, and convinces herself ‘Lord Colin’ is just an addled stranger. Then Colin retrieves an heirloom she lost in a well, and asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment. Margaretha knows she could never be a spy—not only is she unable to keep anything secret, she’s sure Colin is completely wrong about her potential betrothed. Though when Margaretha overhears Claybrook one day, she discovers her romantic notions may have been clouding her judgment about not only Colin but Claybrook as well. It is up to her to save her father and Hagenheim itself from Claybrook’s wicked plot.”
The Princess Spy is not exactly about a princess or even a spy. Margaretha is the daughter of a duke and only actually spies about once, so it’s not quite what I was expecting at all. Things also happen very quickly. Margareta finds everything out about Lord Claybrook much quicker than I would have expected. Maybe there could have been a little something more happening in the story instead of this and that happening like the snapping of fingers. I wanted more depth. But don’t let that throw you off from this book. Although, I didn’t honestly fall in love with this book, it was a fairly good read.
Margaretha was likable, although there were times where she was a bit too silly. Her problem of talking too much was pointed out more times than I would care to mention. Lord Claybrook was, to me, a typical villain, not much to mention about him other than he liked hats and odd fashion choices. Maybe instead of being evil, he could have opened his own hat shop. I liked Colin the best of all and I thought his love for Margaretha was written really convincingly. The ending was a perfect, satisfying fairy tale ending.