I've found a new favorite author! If you haven't followed my blog long enough to see me host National Princess Week and National Prince Week, or blather on about my favorite princess and fairy tale books, then let me just catch you up. I love a good Fairy Tale romance come to life - be there magic or not. The Princess by Lori Wick has always been one of my favorites, but Carol Moncado has just taken the tiara with her new book Hand-Me-Down Princess, the first book in The Brides of Belles Montagnes series.
What started out as a sweet re-imagining of the commoner and the prince arranged marriage (which is enough to get me hooked), quickly ramped up to include a pretty massive royal secret. The surprises were well crafted and believable, I love a good surprise ending. :) Prince Mal and Jessabelle have an amazingly intricate story to tell with a strong faith filled message underlying it all.
So now that I'm totally smitten with Prince Mal and hooked on the royal family, I'm anxious to know what happens next. You will be too, so get Winning the Queen's Heart, book 2, available now on Amazon.com to keep the princess party going. It's on my TBR list now.
Carol's series The Montevaro Monarchy is the trilogy that came first and introduces many of the characters in this new Brides of Belles Montagnes series. You can download the first book, Good Enough for a Princess for free, or download the full three book series as an eBook package here. (These too have been added to my TBR digital stack)
If you love my fellow Missourian author's writing as much as I do, you should also check out her CANDID Romance series. Finding Mr. Write, book 1, is also free.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Hand Me Down Princess, go HERE.
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