Thursday, October 21, 2021

A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale by Karen Schaler (TLC Book Tour)


Do you have any go to authors that always deliver the book that you need?  Do you have a favorite family Christmas tradition?

 Karen Schaler is my go-to author when I’m looking for a heartfelt, enjoyable Christmas novel.  Schaler has written several Christmas books over the past few years and also wrote the Netflix movie A Christmas Prince.  A Christmas Prince movie is a favorite of myself and my daughter Penelope. 

 Kaylie Karlyle is an investigative reporter in New York City. After unexpectedly losing her job, her boss finds her an assignment in the small European country of Tolvania.  When she arrives, she finds out that the family she will be interviewing about Christmas traditions is the royal family.  Instead of an interview, the Queen wants her to write a fairy tale about the country’s traditions for the young princess.  While Kaylie quickly befriends the queen and princess, she has a hard time with the princess’s father, Prince Alexander.  Still missing his wife after her untimely death, he does not like the media and is suspicious of Kaylie.  As Kaylie experiences the Christmas traditions of this small country, will she learn to love Christmas again and find romance for herself?

 If you loved A Christmas Prince on Netflix, you would love A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale.  Who doesn’t love a story about a country that has delightful Christmas traditions?  I also love a story that involves a handsome lonely prince.  The traditions are lovingly detailed and include making tasty treats, a beautiful ball, decorating, appreciating family, and more.  It really put me in the mood for Christmas.  I loved the romance as well, but mostly I loved that it was about the main character taking a step back and realizing what was most important to her in life.  Family and traditions have an important place for all of us.

 Favorite Quote:

“It took a real man to admit he was wrong, and his words meant a lot to her, especially after knowing all he’d gone through with the press.”

 Overall, A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale is an enchanting Christmas novel that will put you in the mood for Christmas.

 Book Source:  Review Copy from author Karen Schaler as part of the TLC Book Tour.  Thank-you!

From the Publisher:


About A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale 
• Publisher: HawkTale Publishing (October 5, 2021) 
• Paperback: 358 pages 

  A “sweet Christmas charmer…” – Publishers Weekly This feel-good, humorous, and heartwarming new Christmas romance, about the power of believing in yourself to find your happily ever after, is from the Emmy Award-winning writer of the Netflix sensation A Christmas Prince and Hallmark’s beloved Christmas Camp, the movie and novel. This enchanting escape is just what your heart needs this holiday season… 

 A charming Christmas village, a storybook castle, a royal ball, and a gorgeous prince are the last things New York City reporter Kaylie Karlyle expects to find on her holiday freelance assignment to Europe. But when the family she’s interviewing turns out to be the royal family of Tolvania, Kaylie has a meltdown when the quirky queen wants her to write a Christmas fairy tale for the spunky, young princess. Kaylie must battle the princess’s father, who doesn’t trust the media, and her own insecurities about writing anything beyond the news. 

 To spark inspiration for the fairy tale, the queen recruits the prickly Prince Alexander to show Kaylie the family’s most spectacular royal holiday traditions. And sparks definitely fly when the only thing Kaylie and the prince agree on is that they’re both more “bah humbug” than “ho, ho, ho.” 

 But somewhere between sleigh rides and snow angels, merrymaking and mistletoe, upside-down Christmas trees, and a legendary Christmas crown, Kaylie and the prince open their hearts to Christmas and start believing in themselves and each other. It’s a real-life fairy tale in the making until Kaylie discovers a secret about a royal Christmas heirloom that jeopardizes everyone’s happily ever after. Can the magic of the season save this holiday happy ending? Bonus Content: Includes delicious royal Christmas recipes and holiday activities. 

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Purchase Links

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About Karen Schaler

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 Karen Schaler is a prolific and passionate three-time Emmy Award–winning storyteller, author, screenwriter, journalist, and national TV host. In the last three years, she has written five rom-com novels and five Christmas movies for Netflix, Hallmark, and Lifetime, including the Netflix sensation A Christmas Prince and Hallmark’s Christmas Camp. Karen also wrote the Christmas Camp and Christmas Camp Wedding books (HarperCollins). For her next novels, Finding Christmas, Christmas Ever After, and A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale, Karen is also writing the movies and writing three feature films, including a summer rom-com and an inspiring true-life story. 

 All of Karen’s books and movies have received ongoing national TV, print, and online media attention including two exclusive features on NBC’s TODAY show and features in Forbes, Parade, Entertainment Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, The Wall Street Journal, Southern Living, Bustle, and Cosmo

 Embracing the Christmas spirit of giving back, Karen trademarked her Christmas Camp concept and is bringing her Hallmark movie and books to life hosting fun and festive one-of-a-kind Christmas Camp experiences worldwide where everyone is invited! All of Karen’s stories are filled with humor, heart, and hope. 

For more Find out more about Karen at her website, and connect with her on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.


  1. I really enjoyed this one! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours

  2. Family is so important to me, especially around the holidays, and I love stories that focus on this.