Violet Eyes by Debbie Viguié.
A Once Upon A Time book.
Read my reviews of other books in this series.
Summery: Violet is just a normal, peasant farm girl who longs for perhaps a little adventure. Or she thinks she is merely a farm girl... When a storm brings Prince Richard to their farm, sick and hurt, she tends to him as he recovers. They soon find a deep friendship and attraction between them. But his parents are having a contest to pick out his bride, strictly princesses, and would not allow him to marry Violet. Then she discovers a grand secret, that her parents are not her real parents! They took her in as a child, they think she is Cambria's lost princess and encourage her to go and enter the contest and try and prove that she is the true princess. She leaves them to try and win the contests, marry Richard and get her happily ever after.
Romance: Some kisses (slightly descriptive), touching, admiring, loving /liking someone.
Inappropriate Romance: Prince Richard has a bad feverm when it breaks finally he is very cold. Violet sleeps next to him while he is recovering and asleep to keep him warm.
Violence: A nearby kingdom, Lore, murder the royal family. Some injuries (falling off a horse, a burned hand), Violet wants to hurt Lore's princess.
Other: Cheating, rumor of mermaids and werewolves, lying.
Time Period: Medieval.
My Thoughts: I love this fairy tale and it was a great retelling! I had read a retelling that was a bit like this one...but not really. There wasn't a lot of similarity in the plots. And this one had a really developed one, even if not completely "original". It is an enjoyable book and if you are a fairy tale lover you will love it :) I would recommend this book to ages (mature 12) 13 up.