by Kimberley Griffiths Little
BANISHED, Book 2 of the FORBIDDEN trilogy
February 2, 2016, Harpercollins
Awards for FORBIDDEN:
Whitney Award Finalist
Letters of Mormon Arts Award Finalist
BOOKLIST Top 10 Historical Novels of 2015
SYNOPSIS for BANISHED
She thought she’d lost everything . . .
After spending months traveling the harsh, unforgiving Mesopotamian desert, Jayden reunites with a broken, injured Kadesh. Although everyone was convinced the violent and unpredictable Horeb, Jayden’s betrothed, killed the handsome prince, Jayden knew in her heart that her love was alive and safe. But their reunion is short-lived, as they learn Horeb is on their trail and determined to take back the girl he has claimed. Soon, the two star-crossed lovers are on the run toward Sariba, Kadesh’s homeland, where, as heir to the Kingdom, he plans to make Jayden his princess.
But the trek to Sariba is fraught with heartache and danger. After narrowly escaping being stoned to death for a crime she didn’t commit, and learning that her sister has disappeared, Jayden’s only solace is her love for Kadesh. But even he is keeping secrets from her . . . secrets that will change everything.
This gorgeous and enchanting sequel to Forbidden, is full of love, danger, and heated passion that will leave readers breathless.
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*STARRED* in BOOKLIST
“At its core, this is a romance, with all the push and pull that goes along with impossible love, and Little elevates the story by creating a perilous landscape, both outward and inward, as Jayden must deal with the hardship of desert life as well as her own desires.” Little elevates the story by creating a perilous landscape, both outward and inward, as Jayden must deal with the hardship of desert life as well as her own desires.”
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL: “A fast-paced, entertaining choice which will appeal to fans of historical fiction and romance.”
BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS: “Rich historical details are deftly woven into Jayden’s narration, and the dynamics of Jayden’s tribe are vividly drawn. Jayden’s story becomes as much about finding herself as it is about finding love.”
“Lush, lyrical, romantic. Forbidden transports readers into a vividly imagined place and time.”
–Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author
“The beauty of the desert of ancient Mesopotamia comes to life in Forbidden . . .Your heart will break as you root for Jayden to triumph over the struggles that tear her world apart, and the ending will leave you thirsting for more!”
–Sara B. Larson, author of Defy
What inspired you to become a writer?
Even as old as I am (!), I still vividly remember learning how to read. When I unlocked the key to how all those black marks on the page turned into words and sentences and stories, I was hooked and in love! Wherever I went; car rides, trips to the orthodontist, etc. I was never without a book.
Books are a magical amulet; the open up the world, other places, time periods, including the impossibility of slipping inside someone else’s head and living their life, thinking their thoughts, and experiencing their adventures, heartaches, and triumphs. I laughed, I cried—or got the heebie-jeebies at spooky mysteries—when I was swept away inside the story. Books became my best friends, a magical portal to a world that seemed better than real life.
Giveaways (US Only):
One grand prize winner:
- Signed ARC of FORBIDDEN & BANISHED when available
- $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
- Middle Eastern Earrings
- Paper Blanks Magnetic Notebook
- A set of beautiful FORBIDDEN & BANISHED Bookmark Club Cards
7 Winners will receive:
- $10.00 Amazon Gift Card
- Middle Eastern earrings
- Paper Blanks Notebook
- A set of beautiful FORBIDDEN & BANISHED Book Club Cards
EVERYBODY WHO Orders or Pre-orders copies of the books receives a set of gorgeous BOOK CLUB CARDS and an autographed book plate!