Raised in an isolated abbey, Lady Maribel desires nothing more than to become a nun and continue practicing her healing arts. She’s carefree and happy with her life…until a visitor comes to the abbey and reveals her true identity as one of the lost princesses.
When he was a young boy, Edmund Chambers helplessly watched King Ethelwulf murder his family. Edmund escaped and has lived in the abbey ever since, uniquely trained to work with wild animals. Secretly, he loves Maribel and desperately hopes she doesn’t complete her holy order vows.
When King Ethelwulf’s army arrives at the abbey to capture Maribel, she flees with Edmund across the desolate Highlands in an attempt to reach Adelaide’s rebel army. Edmund can no longer hide his love, but can Maribel give up her dreams of becoming a nun to love him in return?
Publish Date: September 2019Rating: 4 starsPublisher: Northern Lights PressAs with the others, I really enjoyed meeting Maribel and Edmund, and seeing more of this beautiful story unfold. I loved the adventure in this one, but felt it was the weakest of the series. It did reinforce my need to read Emmaline’s story, which I have been excited for since reading Always earlier this month, and I can’t wait to reading it after the detailed that have unfolded so far! I loved that both Maribel and Edmund have their own ‘gifts’ that set them apart from the other characters, and give them unique roles that allow them to help in ways others can’t, but I love seeing them together, but this one lacked some of the…meaning or purpose that the other characters and couples seemed to have, yet I feel that the a big part of the story. That finding one’s true place and purpose, even if it looks different than you thought, or especially if it’s different than the plan you had been following thus far. To trust God’s plan above all.