It was a relationship designed to unite not two young people in love, but two powerful kingdoms. And for Princess Karlinah, eldest daughter of King Lamoni, her marriage to the haughty heir to the throne of Jersusalem has led to a life of fear and abuse. There seems to be no escape—until her husband is murdered and Karlinah is unexpectedly free to return to her father’s kingdom. She can begin again—but no one can ever know of the part she played in the prince’s demise . . . Karlinah’s relief is short-lived, for upon her return to the land of Ishmael, she is once again swept into her father’s plans for a politically powerful marriage. Then the arrival of a young missionary in her father’s court changes everything: her family is converted to a new religion, and Karlinah is free to choose her path. Yet she is not so easily convinced by the words of Ammon—especially when repentance means confessing her crime. But as her faith grows and a young stone artisan captures her heart, Karlinah realizes that she must face the consequences of her past in order to move forward with her future.
Intriguing story that takes me back to another time and place. I love historical fiction, especially when it is scripture based. This story helped me to see what it might have been like to be in Lamoni’s family at the time of his conversion. I love how the steps of repentance were emphasized. There was plenty of action and adventure in Karlinah’s story. I look forward to reading more form this author!
Rating: 4.5 stars – Highly Recommended
Content: Clean, some violence (not graphic)
Source: ebook for review
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