Foremost by Jody Hedlund
Lost Princesses book #2
A second princess. Another key to the treasure. And a cruel king desperate to squelch the growing rebellion.
Raised in an isolated abbey, Lady Maribel desires nothing more than to become a nun and continue practicing her healing arts. She’s carefree and happy with her life…until a visitor comes to the abbey and reveals her true identity as one of the lost princesses.
When he was a young boy, Edmund Chambers helplessly watched King Ethelwulf murder his family. Edmund escaped and has lived in the abbey ever since, uniquely trained to work with wild animals. Secretly, he loves Maribel and desperately hopes she doesn’t complete her holy order vows.
When King Ethelwulf’s army arrives at the abbey to capture Maribel, she flees with Edmund across the desolate Highlands in an attempt to reach Adelaide’s rebel army. Edmund can no longer hide his love, but can Maribel give up her dreams of becoming a nun to love him in return?
I’ve loved each book of this series, thus far. Initially, I requested them because I knew at least my two youngest daughters would also love them. I had my 13 year old read them, and she was hooked! Unfortunately, she is right now in the middle of so much school work-homework, papers, etc., that she hasn’t had time to sit down and read this one. But I’m sure she’ll love it when she does!
This is the story of the second princess, Maribel. She’s grown up in a secreted abbey, and wanted to be a nun all her life, and had no idea, as she was growing up, that she’s actually one of those famed lost princesses.
But that all changes one day when a rider arrives from the outside world.
The story that follows will have you reading, captivated, as you desperately turn pages (or swipe, if you read it on kindle, as I did), being carried from one twist to another turn, as the events come and go with great surprise.
I liked this story until the last page, and look forward to reading the third and final book in the series.
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