Undercover Princess

(Reissued by Harlequin in 2019 as A Holiday Secret)

Silhouette Intimate Moments #969
Royally Wed multi-author series, Book #2
December, 1999
RITA Award winner
244 pages
HERO: Trey Sutherland, billionaire computer software tycoon
HEROINE: Princess Katherine Wyndham, aka Kathy Wind, nanny
LOCATION: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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With those words, Princess Katherine Wyndham went from sensible sister to secret agent. Her mission: to locate her brother — the long-lost crown prince. Her cover: nanny for handsome tycoon Trey Sutherland.

Caring for Trey’s kids came more naturally than any royal duty. And falling for the brooding widower was effortless. But Katherine had always been the plain-Jane princess. Was it too much to hope that he could want a happily-ever-after with her… especially once he discovered who she really was?


  • RITA Winner — Best Long Contemporary Series Romance
  • New Jersey Golden Leaf Award for Best Long Contemporary Romance


“Suzanne Brockmann picks up the Royally Wed cross-line series and sets the stage for an explosion of passion between a widowed computer tycoon and the UNDERCOVER PRINCESS trying to scrape up information about his absent business partner, who may be her long-lost brother. The complex psychological plot occasionally overwhelms the love story, however, Ms. Brockmann’s compelling writing holds readers in absolute thrall.” 4 Stars. Melinda Helfer, Romantic Times

“For those of you familiar with Ms. Brockmann’s Loveswept titles, get ready to be drawn back into a book filled with themes of family, humor and lots of heart. With an exceptional US Navy SEAL series still going strong, she has departed from the Alpha Squad, taking a different route altogether with UNDERCOVER PRINCESS, showing us yet again why her name is synonymous with quality romance literature. The characters in this book are incredibly three dimensional, likeable, warm and engaging. Princess Katherine is a classic Brockmann heroine: independent, strong, capable and honorable.” Lyssa Davis, The Romance Journal

“Once again, Suzanne Brockmann has outdone herself. She skillfully uses all the key elements that hook romance fans: witty dialogue, interesting characters, and passionate love scenes. UNDERCOVER PRINCESS will seize your heart and demand a permanent place on your keeper shelf!” Paula P., Bookbug on the Web


  • My original title for this book was THE PRINCESS WORE BLUE JEANS!
  • Yes, when my kids were little, one of their favorite games was to play “Dog.” In fact, they played “Dog” so often, I had to enforce a “No barking in the house” rule!!!
  • While Stacy and Doug aren’t based entirely on my two kids, Melanie and Jason, their spirits are certainly infused in these characters!

Note From Suz: When I sat down to write UNDERCOVER PRINCESS, a story in which a mild-mannered and somewhat less than royal-looking young princess is mistaken for a candidate for the position of nanny in a wealthy recluse’s enormous house, that most famous of all nannies, Mary Poppins, kept coming to mind.

Princess Katherine Wyndham may have looked unassuming, but beneath that quiet and very proper facade lurked nanny Kathy Wind — a woman who wasn’t afraid to tame Trey Sutherland’s rather undisciplined children, a woman who learned to skateboard, a woman who may not have had a magic carpetbag, but who managed, nonetheless, to bring laughter back to a family who had been shattered by loss.

Katherine goes to the Sutherland Estate searching for her long-lost brother, and ends up finding far more than she bargained for!