A Royal Marriage by Rachelle McCalla
Publisher: Love Inspired
Series: Protecting the Crown(Book 1)
Goodreads Summery: Despite her protests, Princess Gisela, headstrong daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, must enter into a diplomatic marriage. Yet en route to her wedding, her ship is attacked and she’s gravely injured. Rescued by a renowned healer, King John of Lydia, Gisela recuperates at his Mediterranean castle. The handsome, widowed ruler soon has her reevaluating her beliefs on love and marriage…but only if King John could be her groom. Their love is forbidden, and duty requires him to deliver her to her betrothed. Unless they can find a way to join their hearts—and kingdoms—with love, faith and honor.
Princess Gisela is on her way to her future husband(diplomatic arranged marriage) when the ship she is traveling on is attacked and she is gravely injured. The crew of the ship know of King John of Lydia and his healing ways so they set course and arrive with only hours left before Princess Gisela might die. The only way to save her is to apply a special herb but its not easy to get and is on enemy land. As King John fights to keep the Princess alive he also brings possible war to his people.
As the Princess begins to heal from her wound she finds herself falling for the handsome king but he is off limits. Can she help him save his country with out losing her heart?
What I liked: I don’t normally read books set in this time period but I am glad I read this one. I really liked both the King and Princess. I found myself really hoping they could find a way to be together. The storyline was quite interesting and reading about how a war worked back then was fascinating. It was very easy to get drawn into this time period in history.
What I did not like: Since I don’t read a lot of this time period I felt lost at time trying to understand how things worked with royalty, wars etc.
Over all I really liked this book and am looking forward to the next book which sounds like it will be about the Kings brother. If you like books set in this time period your going to love it and if you don’t like this era this book just might change your mind!
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.