In Search of a Prince Book review
In the novel, In Search of a Prince, 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.
About In Search of a Prince
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?
In Search of a Prince is the modern day fairy tale with surprising twists. I fell in love with the cover (stunning!) but couldn’t put the novel down because of the characters and story.
Brielle is a public school teacher in New York who had very little knowledge of her Father who passed away when her Mother drops a huge bomb on her – the Father she never knew was a Prince and she is a Princess who must return to her ancestral home as her Grandfather is gravely ill. Now let all of that sink in for a moment. Her whole life is completely turned upside down and she is forced to make great decisions based on so very little information. Her curiosity of the family and home that she never knew inspires her to go and at least meet her family, the people and land, with her best friend at her side.
While many seem to be welcoming to her, there are still others who do not want her there and view her as an outsider, determined to make her leave. It is through her own strength, determination and courage (thank goodness for that public school background!) that she takes on a male dominant society, outdated laws and learning the language and culture of her people. No easy task but she does so with grace, humility, compassion and kindness. She is just this lovely, kind but fierce person that you just can’t help but love.
In Search of a Prince is a story that you will not put down as you keep rooting for Brielle to succeed – not only for her rightful place in her family but for her to find love and happiness. You want her to keep breaking down the walls around her and to show society that a woman can accomplish anything a man can (and maybe even better).
You can purchase a copy of this book on Amazon.
About the Author
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and multi-published Christian contemporary romance author. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. Her novel, Grace Restored, was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist and Risking Love is a 2020 Selah Award finalist.
A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and of the Virginia Chapter, Toni seeks to help readers find authors. She loves connecting with readers and authors alike via social media. You can learn more about her writing at http://tonishiloh.com.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.