Lady Hollis, like many other girls who grew up in and around the castle, was brought up with the goal of marrying well. Even if she didn’t win the favor of King Jameson, it was assumed that she would be matched with a high ranking lord of the court. And yet, it still seemed to come as a surprise when she discovered that the king intended to ask for her hand in marriage. Suddenly, she was not so sure that being a queen was really what she wanted for her life. With money and power, it was assumed that she would want for nothing. But could she handle raising children who might be used as political pawns? And wouldn’t she rather have a husband who valued her opinions instead of one who would encourage her to silently fall in line? Though her parents seemed to think her self-discovery had impossibly terrible timing, she felt it may have been just in the nick of time… Especially since she recently met another young man, Silas, to whom she could easily imagine being wed.
If you enjoyed The Selection, you should probably check this one out too. Though you may want to wait for the second book in the duology to come out [it’s expected to be out sometime in 2021] if you can’t handle perching on the edge of your seat for quite that long… The last bit of this book had quite the unexpected twist, and I am dying to know how it will all end!