When her family’s cider business is ruined and other local businesses are vandalized, Anika Pembrie wonders if the recent bout of unrest is merely a result of rivalry between local merchants and noblemen or if something more sinister is at the root of the recent crimes. Along her journey Anika befriends Prince Valdemar, future king of Brevalia but their relationship hits many twists and turns along the way. Lady Winifred Paxel Flemming pursues the prince relentlessly. His grandmother, Queen Marguerite, expects him to wed whoever she thinks is suitable, even if it means marrying a foreign princess he’s never met. Anika’s mother, Lady Sarah, wants Anika to help ease the family’s financial burdens by marrying Erland Riccats, National Chairman of the Merchants’ Guild. Lady Sarah also harbors secrets regarding Prince Valdemar’s mother, Princess Karin, who met an untimely death years before. In the end, will both Anika and Prince Valdemar be forced into loveless mar-riages, or will they be able to outwit their enemies?
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“This is really a 4 1/2 star review…Great pacing and well fleshed-out main character”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Amazon Customer

I wish these places would let me do 4 1/2 stars…or that I could figure out how to do that. This was a wonderful novel. Great clean Historical Romance. The author got right into the story quickly (which had me hooked quickly) and kept me turning the pages. Pacing was good, but there were places where the story felt a little YA. That’s a hard line to walk between a Clean Read for adults and a YA book. The romance was refreshing and drove the story well. The main character, Anika, is well fleshed out and three dimensional. She was enjoyable to read and cheer for throughout the story.

About the Author

Melody Delgado holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Florida State University and has taken writing courses from Charter Oak College. A classically trained vocalist, she has performed soprano solos at concerts and conferences along the east coast and overseas.

She is also a public speaker and has addressed spiritual issues for women and topics pertaining to writers.

OOPS-A-DAISY, her upcoming humorous, inspirational novel for young readers, will be soon be released by Clean Reads. Continuing stories about the fictional nation of Brevalia will be forthcoming in her Brides of Brevalia series.

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