The Princess Contract
For Alex Warrington, life fell quite short of her expectations. Truthfully, she didn't want much, a mother who cared at least a little would have been a nice start.
For a while she had her grandpa, but when he died, so too did any hope of happiness. Prior to his passing, he had often told her stories of his adventures after the war. Foolishly, she thought they were just that -- stories. She never believed that any of them could be true.
Needless to say, she arrives home from school one afternoon to find her tiny living room invaded by people claiming to represent a sovereign crown. Unsure what to make of it, her mother insists its a lie. Alex, however, desperate for an escape, is willing to believe just about anything if it means leaving all the pain behind her. So she starts to dig and soon finds there is more truth to the story than her mother would lead her to believe...