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 the mother of all bombshells–Brielle is a princess in the kingdom of Ọlọrọ Ilé, Africa, and she must immediately assume her royal position, since the health of her grandfather, King Tiwa Jimoh Adebayo, is failing.
Distraught by her mother’s betrayal, Brielle is further left spinning when the Ọlọrọ Ilé Royal Council brings up an old edict that states she must marry before assuming the throne or the crown will be passed to another. Uncertain who to choose from the council’s list of bachelors, she struggles with the decision along with the weight of her new role in a new country. With her world totally shaken, she must take a chance on love and brave the perils a wrong decision may bring.
I loved this book, I mean anyone that loves a Princess Diaries like tale will, but I loved the in depth parts of this story. The rich African history woven in, the care that was taken to bring you this unique tale unlike any other I have read. From the beautiful cover, to the end, this story is full of faith, hope and love. I think it brings fresh take to Christian Fiction to have such an amazing, fun story like this come to life. I look forward to more along these lines from this author. I mean, just look at that cover too.
Baker is usually cheaper, and an indie bookstore that I like to support.