Saturday, February 16, 2013

Review: A Royal Marriage by Rachelle McCalla


A Royal Marriage by Rachelle McCalla
Protecting the Crown: Book One
Love Inspired Historical / 2012
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About the book:

Despite her protests, Princess Gisela, headstrong daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, must enter into a diplomatic marriage. Yet en route to her wedding, her ship is attacked and she's gravely injured. Rescued by a renowned healer, King John of Lydia, Gisela recuperates at his Mediterranean castle. The handsome, widowed ruler soon has her reevaluating her beliefs on love and marriage…but only if King John could be her groom. Their love is forbidden, and duty requires him to deliver her to her betrothed. Unless they can find a way to join their hearts—and kingdoms—with love, faith and honor.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

I read four of Rachelle McCalla's books prior to A Royal Marriage (her Reclaiming the Crown series). I loved each of them, so I knew she wrote great suspense books. Well, she also writes fantastic historical novels... A Royal Marriage proves that!

I loved the characters. My favorites were King John and Princess Gisela. I also loved Prince Luke from the few scenes he was in and I look forward to reading his book whenever it releases.

A Royal Marriage starts off with a bang! Princess Gisela is injured and on the brink of death. She and King John must make a dangerous journey in order for her to even have a chance of surviving. My attention was grabbed from the first chapter.

Even though A Royal Marriage is a historical novel, there was still quite a few suspenseful scenes and even some traitors/spies! I loved this aspect in the story. Made for an entertaining read.

Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable read. I completely loved it and can hardly wait to read book two, Defending the Duchess (Love Inspired Suspense), which releases next month! I loved getting to learn the background story to the Reclaiming the Crown series and the country of Lydia. I recommend A Royal Marriage if you enjoy historical reads with some romance and suspense. :)

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*


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