Kensington, May 2004, 14.00
In 1863, America, embroiled in a Civil War failed to buy Alaska. Instead, Alaska led by the Baranovs broke free from Russia. A kingdom was declared with a Baranov sitting on the throne.
Over a century later, King Alexander II sneaks out of the Sitka Palace masquerading as a sea captain. He meets marooned American Christina Krabbe, who explains how she beat up her boss for groping her and is now out of work. Al decides that she is the perfect person to marry his oldest son, Prince David and would make the ideal Queen for Alaska.
The next day Chris joins Al and his five offspring for lunch. David is impressed with her and asks Chris to marry him, but she declines. She does not want to be a queen. David's sister asks Chris what her deceased beloved mom would want for her. Thus Chris agrees to marry David. Before they escape on their honeymoon, a Domonov shoots Al with an animal tranquilizer leaving him in a coma while trying to abduct David's brother leaving the royal honeymooners struggling with ruling not loving.
ROYAL TREATMENT is a creative enjoyable alternate historical romance that fans will appreciate due to the humorous interrelationship between the royal family, their retinue, and the commoner. Each key cast member has a unique personality and the cameo appearances of real people like Queen Elizabeth II and Bill Gates adds a sense of reality to the tale. Though the attempted abduction adds unnecessary suspense, readers will gain immense pleasure with MaryJanice Davidson's offbeat treatment of an alternate Alaska.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner