The third lost princess. The final key to the treasure. And a battle for the throne.
Growing up deep in the forest as a poor charcoal burner’s daughter, Emmeline has always known her identity as a princess of Mercia, and she lives in fear of being caught and killed. When her adopted father returns from town with news regarding the imminence of war, Emmeline has no wish to join the rebellion against King Ethelwulf.
Prince Ethelrex, the strongest warrior in the land, has done everything he can to prove his loyalty to his father, including searching for the last lost princess. When Ethelrex finally captures Emmeline, the king commands his son to marry the princess in order to win the support of the people and undermine the rebellion.
Forced into marriage, Emmeline has one goal—to escape. But Ethelrex takes his marriage vows seriously, including his promise to love and cherish his wife, and has no intention of letting Emmeline get away. As the battle for the throne rages, will the prince be able to win the battle for Emmeline’s heart?
"Hereafter" is the third book in the Lost Princesses series. It is important to have read the first two books, plus the prequel novella, before reading "Hereafter" to be able to fully understand what is going on. I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Hearafter" and am sad we don't have any more princesses to have more stories. The story was well written and I was drawn into the lives of Emmeline and Rex. I'll be honest and say I was a little dismayed to discover that Emmeline would marry Rex, because Rex is the enemy. I devoured the story to discover how everything would work out and who would be the ruler in Mercia. I liked Emmeline's feistiness and courage. I look forward to reading more books by Jody Hedlund in the future.
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 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.
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