Gossip Girl meets The Crown…
Stylist and Penguin Books have teamed up to offer readers New York Times bestselling author Katharine McGee’s irresistible new novel, American Royals for just 99p.
Imagine a world where America has a royal family. Imagine a world where the glittering age of monarchies has not yet faded – and where love is still powerful enough to change the course of history.
The Washingtons have ruled America for almost 250 years.
They’re gorgeous, fiercely famous and at the heart of the most glorious court in the world.
But behind the glittering ballrooms, elegant gowns and perfect public personas lie forbidden romances and scandalous secrets that could cost them the throne.
THE HEIR is Princess Beatrice, who knows duty to the crown comes before all else.
THE SPARE is Princess Samantha, whose only duty is to party hard.
THE SCHEMER is Daphne Deighton, who’ll do anything to get back into royal favour.
THE NOBODY is Nina Gonzalez, who’s unwittingly about to steal the spotlight.
Welcome to the world of American Royals.
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You already know the story of the American Revolution, and the birth of the American monarchy.
You’ve heard the story so many times that you could tell it yourself: how, after the Battle of Yorktown, Colonel Lewis Nicola fell to his knees before General George Washington, and begged him on behalf of the entire nation to become America’s first king.
Of course, the general said yes.
Historians love to debate whether, in another world, things might have gone differently. What if General Washington had refused to be king, and asked to be an elected representative instead? A prime minister—or perhaps he would have made up an entirely new name for that office, like president. Maybe, inspired by America’s example, other nations— France and Russia and Prussia, Austria-Hungary and China and Greece—would eventually abolish their own monarchies, giving rise to a new democratic age.
But we all know that never happened. And you didn’t come here for a made-up story. You came here for the story of what happens next. What America looks like two hundred and fifty years later, when the descendants of George I are still on the throne.
It is a story of soaring ballrooms and backstairs corridors. Of secrets and scandal, of love and heartbreak. It is the story of the most famous family in the world, who play out their family dramas on the greatest stage of all.
This is the story of the American royals.
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