The Coronation by Livy Jarmusch – Review

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The Coronation by Livy Jarmusch – Review

The Coronation

by Olivia Lynn Jarmusch

Series: Tales of Tarsurella #1
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Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date June 20, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Clean Romance, Christian Fiction
Setting: Tarsurella Contemporary
Written for: High-School/Young Adult
Pages: 460


Prince Addison is only several weeks away from inheriting the Kingdom of Tarsurella. The entire Palace is ablaze with excitement, as the Royal Family prepares for the event of a lifetime. Despite the exciting event which is near at hand, Addison and his younger siblings (all seven of them!) must carry on with their daily activities.

Addison’s sisters, Princesses Bridget, Chasity, and Hope, have their struggles with being iconic European starlets of a modern day monarchy. The teen heiresses grace magazine covers, smile for photoshoots, and gracefully glide through important interviews–until a certain American popstar arrives on the scene. Kennetic Energy, the wildly popular band from the United States, is chosen to play at Addison’s Coronation. David Carter, the band’s handsome lead singer, fumbles through awkward moments with Princess Hope–in front of the cameras. When an embarrassing rumor sparks that Princess Hope is dating the young fellow, she is determined to get the band fired from their Royal gig.

Meanwhile, Princess Chasity is dealing with her own fragile affairs of the heart. Her new security guard, Hanson Fletcher, is completely captivating, yet entirely frustrating. She attempts to keep the entrance of her heart firmly protected, while following the wisdom of Proverbs 4:23. But can she be successful in guarding her heart, from her security guard?

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

Also in this series: The Rebellion (Tales of Tarsurella #2),

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Addison held his breath as the sun started to sink. The breathtaking colors splashed across the sky, just like every other night. But somehow, Addison knew he was going to remember this sunset. This moment was like none other. For now, the sun was setting on his father’s reign as King, and tomorrow, it would rise as his.

Following the thoughts and lives of Prince Addison and his seven siblings on the eve of his coronation, The Coronation is a beautiful story of the kingdom of Tarsurella, a nation founded on the principles of Christianity. The royal family is headed by a king who loves God with his whole heart, and the lives of most of his children reflect the faith that he passed on to them. But despite the rich heritage, the kingdom is not perfect and there is unrest from the subjects who are living in poverty.

This is the story of the brand new security guard whose estranged father threatens the lives of those he loves in an attempt to get State secrets. Of a princess who feels trapped in her life in the public eye. Of the crown prince who bears the weight of the nation on his shoulders. Of a prince consumed with jealousy and bitterness.

As you might be able to tell, this story is full of intrigue, adventure, and danger. Author Livy Jarmusch did a great job sustaining the suspense.  I had no idea what choice Hanson made even after the fateful events of the Coronation night until she revealed it.

This is a beautiful story of learning to live out your faith when the waves of life threaten to overwhelm you.

It is the first book in the series. Though the ending is satisfactory, it is clear that the following books will build on this one as many issues remain unresolved.

“Help them!” she whispered, “Help us, God! Oh Lord, we need you!” She managed to choke out several phrases, but the majority of her prayer was spoken the in the language of tears.

About Olivia Lynn Jarmusch

Livy Jarmusch is a twenty-something author, singer, and songwriter. She enjoys crafting YA fiction that is pure, lovely, inspirational, and of course, entertaining! When she’s not writing, you can usually find her playing guitar, blogging, drinking peppermint tea, connecting with new friends, planning her next trip to Disney, or pinning images of Europe and Golden Retriever Puppies.

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