Tuesday, February 1, 2022

In Search of a Prince by Toni Shiloh {Book Review}

 *I received a complimentary copy for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

It seems like a dream come true . . . until it forces her to question everything.

Brielle Adebayo is fully content teaching at a New York City public school and taking annual summer vacations with her mother to Martha's Vineyard. But everything changes when her mom drops a bombshell--Brielle is really a princess in the island kingdom of Ọlọrọ Ilé, off the coast of Africa, and she must immediately assume her royal position, since the health of her grandfather, the king, is failing.

Distraught by all the secrets her mother kept, Brielle is further left spinning when the Ọlọrọ Ilé Royal Council brings up an old edict that states she must marry before her coronation, or the crown will pass to another. Brielle is uncertain if she even wants the throne, and with her world totally shaken, where will she find the courage to take a chance on love and brave the perils a wrong decision may bring?

Toni Shiloh (www.tonishiloh.com) is a wife, mom, and multi-published Christian contemporary romance author. Her novel Grace Restored was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist, and Risking Love was a 2020 Selah Award finalist. As a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Toni loves connecting with readers and authors alike via social media.

As a teenager, one of my favorite books was The Princess Diaries. There is just something about a regular girl discovering she is a princess that I've always really enjoyed, and as such I was excited to read this one. At the same time, because this is such a beloved favorite of mine, I was apprehensive that it would essentially end up being just the same story retold with nothing to set it apart. I definitely had mixed feelings going in. Clearly there are some definite similarities between the two stories--- there was in fact even a mention of Princess Diaries early on. Still, despite those similarities, the stories are really quite different, and I did find that In Search of a Prince certainly did set itself apart. Overall, a good read and one that fans of modern princess stories are sure to want to check out. 


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