Is Happily Ever After Possible Without the Prince? Princess Bubble Book Review

princess_bubble_book_front“True happiness,” the book Princess Bubble reveals, “is found by being kind to others and being comfortable with who you are already!” The star of the book, Princess Bubble, is confused by traditional social messages that tell her that she has to find a prince to be happy. Princess Bubble enjoys traveling and helping others, recently graduated from college and is happy, so she seeks understanding as to why she needs to find a prince.

Princess Bubble dons her “thinking crown” to research traditional fairy tales, interviews married girlfriends, and even takes counsel from her mother, who advises her to sign up at She has princess things, princess friends, basically lives the princess life. But, while all her princess friends are finding their princes and having royal weddings, Princess Bubble is playing the bridesmaid, never the bride. After a fun little adventure, she discovers what the really meaning of true happiness is. With a little help from her fairy godmother (this is still a fairy tale after all), Ms. Bubble discovers that “living happily ever after” is not about finding a prince but finding happiness within yourself. Isn’t this a great message for us all anyway?

I had the pleasure of interviewing Susan Johnston, one of the authors of the book. A small town girl, Susan has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. She has traveled around the world with co-author Kimberly Webb as they were both Delta Flight attendants. Their main message is that “happily ever after” truly is attainable for everyone and especially in the case of Princess Bubble, which is sans the Prince.

“Countless women of all demographics have not only loved the message of Princess Bubble, but have gone out of their way to help us get the word out,” Johnston said. “Many women have told us that their marriage actually improved once they were reminded that their husband is not responsible for their entire happiness, but a gift to share their happiness with.”

We’ve had women all over the nation tell us they wish there had been a book like this when they were young,” said Johnston. “This is a story women can truly believe in and feel comfortable sharing with their children.”

Princess Bubble IS your every day princess…even with her own traditional “once upon a time” tale but an exciting new twist. A more realistic twist. I loved the humor and the nod to modern culture they add in, and this makes the story relatable to young girls and all women today! Princess Bubble really appeals to all ages and you find yourself rooting for her at the end, even without her Prince. Pick up your copy today.

What critics and readers are saying about Princess Bubble:

“A fairy tale for all ages…”

“… a lovely story with an important message for girls (and for their parents) who can read it to help be prepared whatever may happen.”

“Princess Bubble is a ‘thinking girl’s’ princess, one that really thinks about who she is and what is really important in life.”

“… contains cute illustrations and a fun message to counterbalance the ubiquitous princesses.”

“No longer a “Damsel in Distress,” this princess travels the world, helps others, and finds “happily ever after” even before she finds her Prince!”

“This isn’t a man-hating book at all, just a kid-friendly rewrite of the usual fairytale.”

“…an intelligent and freeing response to the classic fairytale story told to young girls through the ages.”

“Finally, a story about a princess that does not need a prince.”

“… a realistic portrayal of the struggle many women still face today; the pressure to meet the man of their dreams, get married and like fairy tales, live “happily ever after.”

“Princess Bubble is such an optimistic character and a wonderful role model for any young girl.”

“3 Tiaras up!”

“This is a story I can truly believe in and feel comfortable sharing with my children.”

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  1. This sounds like such a great book! My little niece would love Princess Bubbles, she is into everything Princesss:) She would love this book.

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  3. Ann

    That sounds like a sweet book…..that comes highly recommended. I know a few kids who would enjoy it.

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  4. Jean Stockdale

    Thanks so much for stopping by my site and leaving me a note. I have enjoyed connecting with lots of bloggers on the MomBlogger group. I also faved you, followed you and twittered you. Blessings as you continue to bring fam and fab to the bloggy world.

  5. Thanks for the comment and the techno fave. Returning the favor. Hey, that book sounds like a great idea. I struggled when my daughter was little to find princesses who were not blonde and blue-eyed.

  6. love love love this book…love it! i am going to get it for my 13 yr old daughter…

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  7. Holly

    I have had this books for a while now and each and every time I take it off the bookshelf I love it all over again. It is about time that we are teaching our daughters that the thought of a prince coming to rescue them is not always what life has in store for them—nor should it be what they are relying on. This book gives children a realistic look and says ‘Hey, just make sure you’re happy doing what you’re doing.’ I love it.

  8. It seems like a good idea-though I’m pretty traditional so I’ve never had a problem with Princes and Happily Ever Aftr going together. I worked out that way for me 🙂

  9. Eileen

    I know it’s gotten WAY better than when I was young, or even starting out as a young woman…but I do think it is important to teach girls that they are not going to shrivel up and DIE without a prince coming in riding on a white steed to save them.
    This reminds me of a paper I had to do in school when the Beauty and the Beast movie came out . It was fun actually debating the story/movie and looking at things with NEW EYES as a recently divorced mom with three kids…two daughters. And for me I think the GUYS need to hear also that they are not responsible for saving a damsel in distress or FIXING someone’s life or MAKING them happy. I have never heard of this book, even though am backtracking on some of your posts. I am looking now to see what age range this might be good for…and quite possibly even good for ADULT women to read. LOL!

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