Princess Experiences Best of Both Moons in Tanglewood YA Novel

Jun 16, 2010, 05:30 ET from Tanglewood Press

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The traditional kingdom of Xaren-Ra is no place for a strong-willed, independent spirit like 17-year-old Andrea. But when the princess from another world accidentally ends up in sunny California, Andrea is forced to wonder if she fits in anywhere. In Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban's Two Moon Princess, a young adult novel from Tanglewood Press now available in paperback, Andrea faces raging battles between warring kingdoms, pressure to be a proper lady, sibling rivalry and a heaping dose of time-traveling, romantic drama.

Andrea never liked fancy dresses or ballroom dancing. She much prefers practicing fencing and wearing the clothes of a page. But in Andrea's kingdom, a rigid society resembling Medieval Spain, a teenage girl does not have a choice. She comes to America as an outsider, but her powerful sense of freedom, and her cute crush, John, make her feel at home. It is only when another accident brings her back to Xaren-Ra that Princess Andrea must confront a family torn apart by jealousy, a war, and a forbidden love.  

Andrea's time in California is inspired by author Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban's own experiences as a Spanish immigrant and a student at University of California, Davis. Ferreiro-Esteban not only takes readers on a journey through time, but to actual historical sites as well. Ranging from the 18th century Spanish missions to the Golden Gate Bridge, the places Andrea visits will pique the interest of readers who enjoy history and travel.  

Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban is a first-time YA novelist. She currently resides in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and holds a Ph.D. in Biology. She is hard at work on The King in the Stone, the sequel to Two Moon Princess. Visit Carmen on her website at

SOURCE Tanglewood Press