Always by Jody Hedlund – Book Review, Preview

Posted September 16, 2019 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Jody Hedlund’s newest young adult series takes place in an imaginary country, perhaps during the Middle Ages. It is the story of three princesses who were secreted away to save their lives when their kingdom was conquered. Evermore has also been released and will be reviewed here tomorrow. Foremost and Hereafter will be released in the next few months so there isn’t long to wait for The Lost Princesses series to be completed.

Always by Jody Hedlund – Book Review, Preview


by Jody Hedlund

Series: The Lost Princesses #0.5
Series Rating:
Published by Northern Lights Press
Publication Date August 13, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Action/Adventure, Clean Romance
Main Character Ages: 18-24
Written for: High-School/Young Adult
Pages: 136


A fierce elite guard. A loyal lady in waiting. They must work together to save three princesses from certain death.

On the verge of dying after giving birth to twins, the queen of Mercia pleads with Lady Felicia to save her infant daughters. With the castle overrun by King Ethelwulf’s invading army, Lady Felicia vows to do whatever she can to take the newborn princesses and their three-year old sister to safety, even though it means sacrificing everything she holds dear, possibly her own life.

Gravely wounded in battle and knowing all is lost to his enemy, the king of Mercia tasks Lance, one of his fiercest elite guards, to protect his family along with keys to an ancient treasure. As Lance makes plans to sneak the princesses out of the capital city, he doesn’t need or want Lady Felicia’s help.

With the dark enemy in pursuit, Lance and Felicia must put aside their differences to outrun King Ethelwulf and prevent him from killing the princesses. In a desperate attempt to hide the young girls, Lance and Felicia agree to a marriage of convenience, a decision that will change their lives—and hearts—forever.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: Always, Evermore

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Lance and Felicity undertake a daring escape as they race to rescue three orphaned princesses. Fleeing from the elite guard of an evil king, they encounter danger after danger.

I liked the way both Lance and Felicity were determined not to relinquish the charges given them regarding the princesses. Each had been commissioned separately and thought they needed to do this on their own. And yet they couldn’t accomplish this alone.

Their journey was gripping as they encountered unexpected threats. My favorite to read about was probably the waterfall.

As a member of the king’s elite guard, Lance was bound by a vow of chastity. As a result, he would not even consider developing a relationship with a woman, especially not a lady of nobility who was so far above his station. Nevertheless, as in all good romances, he was unable to resist the plucky woman who tenderly loved these babies which were not her own, and risked her life for the good of the kingdom.

This was a great prequel to an exciting new series.

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About Jody Hedlund

Jody Hedlund is a best-selling and award-winning author who loves fairy-tales and happily-ever-afters. She makes her home in Midland, MI with her husband and five teen-aged children. When she’s not writing another of her page-turning stories, you can usually find her sipping coffee, eating chocolate, and reading.


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