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The Frog Prince Romance
Her Frog Prince: In a Fairy Tale World... - Shirley Jump
The Frog Prince - Elle Lothlorien
Water Song: A Retelling of "The Frog Prince" - Suzanne Weyn,Mahlon F. Craft
Kiss the Frog: A Princes of Danislova Novel - Alice Gaines
The Frog Princess - E.D. Baker
Kiss That Frog: A Modern Fairy Tale - Cate Rowan
Kissing Frogs - Laura Marie Altom
Enchanted - Alethea Kontis
Frogs & Toads - Stacy Lynn Carroll
Prince of Kisses (Fairy Tale Trilogy, the Kimball family Book 3) - Colleen Shannon

Had a lot of bad dates lately? These romances should give you hope.


The Frog Prince Retellings in Romance. HEA guarenteed. 


My lists are never in any particular order. Enjoy! 


1. Her Frog Prince by Shirley Jump


Bring together an uppity society princess with a scruffy marine biologist, then throw in a desperate matchmaker with faulty magic, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for disaster…or love. Magic and mayhem rock the boat 


2. The Frog Prince by Elle Lothlorien


It was his pheromones that did it. With one sniff, sex researcher Leigh Fromm recognizes that any offspring she might have with the mysterious stranger would have a better-than-average chance of surviving any number of impending pandemics. But when Leigh finds out that the handsome "someone" at her great aunt's wake is Prince Roman Habsburg von Lorraine of Austria, she suddenly doubts her instincts--not that she was intending to sleep with the guy. The royal house of Habsburg was once completely inbred, insanity and impotency among the highlights of their genetic pedigree. (The extreme "bulldog underbite" that plagued them wasn't called the Habsburg Jaw for nothing.) It doesn't matter that his family hasn't sat on a throne (other than the ones in their Toilette) since 1918, or that Austria is now a parliamentary democracy. Their lives couldn't be more different: Roman is routinely mobbed by paparazzi in Europe. Leigh is regularly mocked for having the social skills of a potted plant. Even if she suddenly developed grace, charm and a pedigree that would withstand the scrutiny of the press and his family, what exactly is she supposed to do with this would-have-been king of Austria who is in self-imposed exile in Denver, Colorado?


3. Water Song by Suzanne Weyn


Young, beautiful, and wealthy, Emma Pennington is accustomed to a very comfortable life. Although war rages abroad, she hardly feels its effect. She and her mother travel from their home in Britain to the family estate in Belgium, never imagining that the war could reach them there. But it does. 

Soon Emma finds herself stranded in a war-torn country, utterly alone. Enemy troops fight to take over her estate, leaving her with no way to reach her family, and no way out. 

With all of her attention focused on survival and escape, Emma hardly expects to find love. But the war will teach her that life is unpredictable, people aren't always what they seem, and magic is lurking everywhere.


4. Kiss the Frog by Alice Gaines


Pity sex with the shyest student in the lab? 

That’s what Felice Larson’s friends have blackmailed her into. Dev VonRamsberg seems nice enough, if you can see past the hair that hangs in his face, the glasses, and the corduroy slacks. It’ll be embarrassing for her and possibly humiliating for him, but if Felice doesn’t follow through, the others will let their professor know she ditched on a critical research trip. So she borrows a key and lets herself into Dev’s apartment in the middle of the night and promptly gets the surprise of her life. 

Christian Devlin Philippe Pascal VonRamsberg, Crown Prince, and Heir Apparent to the Throne of Danislova, has lusted after his co-student, Felice Larson, for months but hasn’t followed through because of his obligations back home. But now that she’s literally snuck into his bed, he takes full advantage, much to their mutual delight. Dev’s been hiding out in plain sight in the United States so he can get his graduate degree and enjoy a more or less normal life before he has to return to Danislova to fulfill his duties to his country. He never expected to fall for an American woman, but now that he has, how can he give her a happy ending? 

Felice discovers that she’s kissed a frog and won a prince, complete with a whirlwind tour of his lovely homeland in Eastern Europe. She falls in love with Danislova and the current Prince Royal, Dev’s father—a man closer to a father figure for her than her own parents. Unfortunately, Dev’s duties to his country require that he marry the right sort of woman…the wife his father has already selected for him. Will Felice and Dev face heartbreak, or can love triumph over tradition? 


5. The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker


Princess Emeralda isn't exactly an ideal princess. Her laugh is like a donkey's bray rather than tinkling bells, she trips over her own feet and she does NOT like Prince Jorge, whom her mother hopes she will marry. But if Emma ever thought to escape her life, she never expected it to happen by turning into a frog! When convinced to kiss a frog so he might return to being a Prince, somehow the spell is reversed and Emma turns into a frog herself! Thus begins the adventure - a quest to return to human form.

Fascinating and hilarious characters ranging from a self-conscious but friendly bat to a surprisingly loyal snake and a wise old green witch confirm that readers won't soon forget this madcap story! A fantastic debut from the talented E.D. Baker.


6. Kiss That Frog by Cate Rowan


A cynical Los Angeles artist reluctantly pet-sits for her young niece's frog and discovers magic in the terrarium--in the form of a sexy enchanted prince.


7. Kissing Frogs by Laura Marie Altom


Shunned by the scientific world because of her erroneous reporting of the discovery of a new breed of frogs, biologist Lucy Gordon is reduced to teaching science in a British boarding school, but the worst of her downfall is the damage done to her esteemed biologist father. Then one day a frog the likes of which she's never seen appears. Excited because this time she's really found a new amphibian, Lucy kisses it and immediately finds herself with a naked man claiming to be a medieval prince. If only Prince Wolfe Graye had married the sorceress' daughter! Now that he's been kissed, Wolfe must convince this modern woman to declare her love for him before the next full moon in order to break the spell. Otherwise, it's back to frogdom. Lucy is in a real quandary. If the prince stays human, she'll lose her chance at fame and her father's forgiveness. If not, Lucy may lose the man of her dreams.


8. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis


It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

     When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.

     The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past—and hers?


9. Frogs & Toads by Stacy Lynn Carroll


One kiss can change the future, for better or for worse. Belle and her cousins have conquered their fears. Now as they navigate their way through the dating world, they start to see a "happily ever after" on the horizon. But when an unexpected school assignment forces them to examine their past, the Princess sisters realize they have a lot of questions about the fathers they've never met. Secrets are revealed, long lost family members are discovered, and now the girls must decide who belongs in their future and who should be kept in the past.


10. Prince of Kisses by Colleen Shannon


Daughter of wealth and privilege, lovely Charlaine Kimball was known to Victorian society as the Ice Princess. But when a brash intruder dared take a king's ransom in jewels from her private safe, indignation burned away her usual cool reserve. And when the handsome rogue presumed to steal a kiss from her untouched lips, forbidden longing set her soul ablaze.

Illegitimate son of a penniless Frenchwoman, Devlin Rhodes was nothing but a lowly bounder to the British aristocrats who snubbed him. But his leapfrogging ambition engaged him in a dangerous game. Now he would have to win Charlaine's hand in marriage- and have her begging for the kiss that would awaken his heart and transform him into the man he was always meant to.


Vote for your favoite on my Goodreads list: The Frog Prince Romance 

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review 2013-02-17 00:00
Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems - Joyce Sidman,Beckie Prange Like most books of poetry, this one probably shouldn't have been consumed in short order. I imagine this book being most interesting one day at a time as a read-aloud. The illustrations are rich and interesting, providing as much as possible a perspective from in the pond. My favorite illustration was for the wood duck. Favorite poem was the first, "Listen for Me", about spring peepers. It's alternating-stanza b-rhyme scheme was a nice complement to the repetition to the repeating a-words rhymed throughout each stanza.
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review 2012-09-12 00:00
Water Song: A Retelling of The Frog Prince (Once Upon a Time) - Suzanne Weyn 2.5 stars. I started this and instantly loved the setting of the book. World War I, a girl at the top of a ridge overlooking a battleground at the Western Front. Later a soldier down below, the mustard gas wafting through the air and his struggle to stay alive......It really resonated with me.
I appreciated the symbolism, not the literalism, of the soldier being the frog in the well. Lovely so far.

Only thing is I'm not sure how much I like the characters themselves......
I thought that there was great potential for Emma and Jack themselves and their relationship. Them being stuck in a war zone. Being prisoners of the Germans in Emma's house. Jack suffering from his PTSD night terrors. But Jack aggravated me to no end. He immediately starts calling Emma "sug" which, rather than being endearing, is rather annoying especially since he never stops. He constantly is trying to get her to kiss him and, while that tied in with "The Frog Prince" nicely, there was no actual reason for him wanting her to kiss him other than that she is pretty. Really? His "Louisiana magic" doesn't fit with the story at all and was frequently confusing and unexplained. He falls for her almost instantaneously which I always find to be unbelievable and trite. Plus, he just plain annoyed me. Look,

(quote) "Fine by me, sug. Truth be told, it's not only your friendship I wanted. If I can't have your love, I can live without your friendship. Who needs it?" (end quote)

At which point Emma explodes.

Emma is better and not frustrating but there was nothing to make her an outstanding character. She does not fall under the influence of Insta-love. Yay!

And I caught the similarities between this and Disney's "The Princess and the Frog". Which I had originally assumed was a complete ripoff of E.D. Baker's "The Frog Princess" Not so! Disney also stole the idea of the soldier being from Louisiana and having the accent and having a friend playing the trumpet and the magic aspect which may or may not be connected to a tiny little bit of voodoo.....
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review 2012-05-30 00:00
Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems (Caldecott Honor Book, BCCB Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award)
Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems - Joyce Sidman,Beckie Prange Beautifully illustrated. The inclusion of brief descriptive passages in contrast with the poems is very effective.
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