When Isabella Cordage marries Prince Raphael of Bisbania, everyone, including his parents, think it uis a poor match. “Dizzy Izzy” (as she’s called in the press) never fails to call attention to herself in un-princess-like ways. Take that shot in the newspaper of her laughing and shooting water out her nose, for instance. Or the gaffes she makes commenting about different things. But little does the press know that Isabella and Raphael are truly in love, and this overcomes a large amount of criticism.
Princess Izzy and the E Street Shuffle is a novel in the form of a tell-all book about the lives of royals. The “author” is obviously an insider, but the person’s identity is not known until almost the end of the book. We follow the prince and princess through their engagement, their struggles, and the fateful event that changes the lives of everyone in Bisbania forever.
It is difficult to provide a decent plot summary since Princess Izzy and the E Street Shuffle is mostly narrative and there’s not a great deal of character development. However, after you get used to the writing style, it’s actually a delightful love story written in a very unique style. A tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and abundant plot twists and turns add breadth to this chick lit novel.