Tuesday, August 27, 2019

"Evermore" by Jody Hedlund -- Book Review

About the Book

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.

My Thoughts

"Evermore" is the first book in the Lost Princesses series, although there is also a prequel novella "Always" that sets up the events that take place in "Evermore". I liked being able to see this "lost princess" after she is grown. I liked Adelaide's strength and feisty attitude, but that she sought to be wise and follow God's leading. If it weren't for the fact that the book followed Adelaide and Christopher, I wasn't sure at first who Adelaide was going to end up with. I found Christopher to be honorable and desirous of doing what was right. I was surprised by some of the events in the story and I wasn't sure exactly what was going to happen. It was interesting to have the final chapter be from Ethelwulf. I look forward to reading about the other two lost princesses.

About the Author

Jody Hedlund is the author of over twenty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award.
Jody Hedlund. Web - CopyJody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).
When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.

"Evermore" is available in paperback:
  • Series: The Lost Princesses (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Jody Hedlund (August 27, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1733753419
  • ISBN-13: 978-1733753418
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 3441 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Northern Lights Press (August 27, 2019)
  • Publication Date: August 27, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07T3ZG4SN

I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.

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