Monday, November 16, 2015

Review: The Hand-Me-Down Princess by:Carol Moncado

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Hand Me Down Princess
CANDID Publications (August 31, 2015)
Carol Moncado


When she’s not writing about her imaginary friends, Carol Moncado is hanging out with her husband, four kids, and a dog who weighs less than most hard cover books. She prefers watching NCIS to just about anything, except maybe watching Castle, or Girl Meets World with her kids. She believes peanut butter M&Ms are the perfect food and Dr. Pepper should come in an IV. When not watching her kids – and the dog – race around her big backyard in Southwest Missouri, she’s teaching American Government at a local community college. She’s a founding member and President of MozArks ACFW, category coordinator for First Impressions, blogger at InspyRomance, and represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Agency.


Prince Malachi Van Renssalaer of Mevendia is getting married. The problem? He’s never even met his bride. His father arranged everything, right down to the marriage contract. Malachi swears to himself that he will be nothing like his father in the ways that count - including his fidelity to his wife.

Jessabelle Keller would happily spend her entire life in obscurity, but her father once saved the life of a future king. Before he dies, her father is committed to seeing that king make good on his promise to have one of his sons marry her so she would be taken care of for life.

No sooner than Prince Malachi and Jessabelle return from their honeymoon, they find themselves dealing with both private trauma and the very public drama of groundless accusations from the press. Just as they begin to weave their fragile trust back together, a ghost from the king’s past arrives and threatens everything they’ve ever held dear.

Secrets have a funny way of coming out and this one could rip the faith of the country in their leaders to shreds. Malachi is determined to protect Jessabelle no matter what it takes, but will it ever be enough for her to not feel like a Hand-Me-Down Princess?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hand Me Down Princess, go HERE.

My Review:
The day was set and arranged far before Jessabelle Keller knew about it. Her wedding was prepared and planned without her opinion. And her groom she had never met. On her wedding day she should be a happy joyous bride, but things are never what they seem. Her father only did this to make good on a deal, or so she believed.

Prince Malachi Van Renssalaer of Mevendia never had the choice in the matter. He was forced to marry a girl he never met, but the minute he laid eyes on her he wished he had. His vow to stay true and faithful to her was done in public, but still it should mean the same thing. With his days filled with work and Malachi wanting to learn more about his bride, how does he have time to cheat on her like his father wants? His plan is to honor Jessabelle in every way imaginable, even if everyone else has other plans.

With people going nuts over Jessabelle’s huge blunder of a speech and pictures going around of Malachi with another woman, will they ever find the truth behind it all? When Jessabelle learns of something that could scar her for life, she must decide if she can trust her husband or not.

Hand-Me-Down Princess is a beautiful novel full of love and adventure. I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a wonderful read. I truly can’t wait to see what this author has instore for us next.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.

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