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A fierce elite guard. A loyal lady in waiting. They must work together to save three princesses from certain death.
On the verge of dying after giving birth to twins, the queen of Mercia pleads with Lady Felicia to save her infant daughters. With the castle overrun by King Ethelwulf’s invading army, Lady Felicia vows to do whatever she can to take the newborn princesses and their three-year old sister to safety, even though it means sacrificing everything she holds dear, possibly her own life.
Gravely wounded in battle and knowing all is lost to his enemy, the king of Mercia tasks Lance, one of his fiercest elite guards, to protect his family along with keys to an ancient treasure. As Lance makes plans to sneak the princesses out of the capital city, he doesn’t need or want Lady Felicia’s help.
With the dark enemy in pursuit, Lance and Felicia must put aside their differences to outrun King Ethelwulf and prevent him from killing the princesses. In a desperate attempt to hide the young girls, Lance and Felicia agree to a marriage of convenience, a decision that will change their lives—and hearts—forever.
Jody Hedlund has created a fantasy world with a medieval feel, complete with Lords, Ladies, Knights, princesses who need rescue, and dwellings which are magically invisible to the outside world. Fantasy lovers will enjoy this novella which is the prequel to The Lost Princesses series. Jody Hedlund has successfully created imaginary countries while remaining within our world with references to King Solomon. She has created believable characters and the magical elements remain consistent throughout the story. I can’t wait to read the other books in this series.
I would not hesitate to add Always to my k-12 Christian school library. The book is appropriate for middle school and up.
I want to thank Prism Book Tours for the complimentary e-copy of Always.
An ancient key. A secret treasure. And a princess destined to use them both to fight evil and restore peace.
Raised by a noble family, Lady Adelaide has always known she’s an orphan. Little does she realize she’s one of the lost princesses and the true heir to Mercia’s throne…until a visitor arrives at her family estate, reveals her birthright as queen, and thrusts her into a quest for the throne whether she’s ready or not.
Unable to tolerate King Ethelwulf’s cruelty and lawlessness, Christopher Langley left Mercia years earlier, training a group of rebels in neighboring Norland. When he returns home after his mother’s death, he discovers that not only is Adelaide all grown up, but she’s also the rightful queen of Mercia.
When King Ethelwulf discovers Adelaide’s location, he’ll stop at nothing to capture her and the key she holds to the ancient treasure. Christopher is just as determined to protect Adelaide so she can lead the growing rebellion. When feelings ignite between the two old friends, forces threaten to destroy their love and rip them apart forever.
Evermore is book one in Jody Hedlund‘ The Lost Princesses series. While you should probably be able to read book one first, I recommend reading the prequel Always first so that you have the complete back story. Seeking wisdom from God as King Solomon did is a theme carried throughout the book. Jody Hedlund has done a good job of making her readers care about the characters. Seemingly minor characters play a major role in telling the whole story in situations when the major characters don’t know the reasons behind the actions of others. The fantasy elements remain consistent with those in the prequel. I look forward to reading the additional books in The Lost Princesses series once they are released.
I would not hesitate to add Evermore to my k-12 Christian school library. This young adult fantasy novel is appropriate for middle school and up.
I want to thank Prism Book Tours for the complimentary e-copy of Evermore. This is my honest review.
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About the Author
Jody Hedlund is a best-selling and award-winning author who loves fairy-tales and happily-ever-afters. She makes her home in Midland, MI with her husband and five teen-aged children. When she’s not writing another of her page-turning stories, you can usually find her sipping coffee, eating chocolate, and reading.
One winner will receive the prequel and all three books in The Lost Princesses series (Always, Evermore, Foremost and Hereafter) in paperback or ebook (winner’s choice, if winner is outside the US ebooks only)
Ends September 25, 2019