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Is Happily Ever After Possible Without the Prince? Princess Bubble Book Review
“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 FindYourPrince.com. 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.”