Good first day of September to you. I can hardly believe the summer is truly finished, but I am definitely looking forward to fall leaves and cooler weather.
Writers are readers. At least, I am. I love to read. If all I had to do in my life was write and read, I’d be one happy lady.
I had the awesome privilege of proofreading Carol’s newest novel, Hand-Me-Down Princess, last week.
It officially released yesterday, and I highly recommend you get a copy. Today.
Reading Jessabelle and Malachi’s story took me to their make-believe world of Mevendia. I felt their uncertainty and faith struggles. Carol’s writing pulled me into the story and made me feel for the characters as they go through the ups and downs of royal life and an unexpected marriage. And I love how she pulls in the characters from her other stories and keeps me updated on their lives.
This is a stand-alone novel, though there is definitely a connection to her previous books.
Here’s more about Hand-Me-Down Princess:
Prince Malachi Van Renssalaer of Mevendia is getting married. The problem? He’s never even met his bride. His father arranged everything, right down to the marriage contract. Malachi swears to himself that he will be nothing like his father in the ways that count – including his fidelity to his wife.
Jessabelle Keller would happily spend her entire life in obscurity, but her father once saved the life of a future king. Before he dies, her father is committed to seeing that king make good on his promise to have one of his sons marry her so she would be taken care of for life.
No sooner than Prince Malachi and Jessabelle return from their honeymoon, they find themselves dealing with both private trauma and the very public drama of groundless accusations from the press. Just as they begin to weave their fragile trust back together, a ghost from the king’s past arrives and threatens everything they’ve ever held dear.
Secrets have a funny way of coming out and this one could rip the faith of the country in their leaders to shreds. Malachi is determined to protect Jessabelle no matter what it takes, but will it ever be enough for her to not feel like a Hand-Me-Down Princess?
Here’s how to get it:
Carol’s other books can be found on her author page here. I highly recommend them. And yes, I’ve read them all. :)