Monday, December 2, 2019

Hereafter by Jody Hedlund

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Growing up deep in the forest as a poor charcoal burner’s daughter, Emmeline has always known her identity as a princess of Mercia, and she lives in fear of being caught and killed. When her adopted father returns from town with news regarding the imminence of war, Emmeline has no wish to join the rebellion against King Ethelwulf.

Prince Ethelrex, the strongest warrior in the land, has done everything he can to prove his loyalty to his father, including searching for the last lost princess. When Ethelrex finally captures Emmeline, the king commands his son to marry the princess in order to win the support of the people and undermine the rebellion.

Forced into marriage, Emmeline has one goal—to escape. But Ethelrex takes his marriage vows seriously, including his promise to love and cherish his wife, and has no intention of letting Emmeline get away. As the battle for the throne rages, will the prince be able to win the battle for Emmeline’s heart?


I really enjoyed this book a lot!! I sure wasn't disappointed! Jody really is a fabulous midevil storyteller!! Fans of Jody will not want to miss this one for sure!
Emmeline is the feistiest of them all and that is what I loved about her! I think she's my favorite sister even though I love them all. I can't imagine being a twin. I think that is a special gift from God.
Each sister has a special talent that they needed to discover about themselves and Emmeline was no exception.
I enjoyed the mystery, action and adventure that Emmeline was forced to discover.
This is definitely her best and I love it that she saves the best for last! I was sad to see this series go!
I didn't want to say goodbye because I wanted to savor the last book in the series.
I do hope she writes more because she's so talented where midevil is concerned.
God does indeed give us more than we deserve!! Too often we take for granted what others have less of.
Rex was an interesting character himself. While I didn't always agree with his ways, I felt sorry for him in other ways as he tried to please his father and his wife. It's like he's caught in the middle and I can certainly understand that one.
Rex reminds me of my husband in that regard. He's caught in the middle with his mom and me. This book has made me realize that it isn't easy pleasing the ones you love. Yes, it's hard very hard.
Some are just never satisfied. Others just don't care in how they treat you.
I also loved that Rex wanted to try and do what's right despite his background and how he was raised.
God made you for more.... This was the time for more.
I loved how Jody wove these faith filled themes like the two I mentioned above. I really think readers will enjoy this one because it's not too preachy like some can be. But really, I've never run across anything like that.
Can Rex and Emmeline find a way to learn to get along together or will they always be at each other's throats and will Emmeline try to keep running away?
Well, you'll just have to pick up a copy and read it for yourself. I guarantee that once you start reading this book you won't want to put it down!
This is the last book in the series and will answer any questions you might have! I know it did mine!

Jody Hedlund
Jody Hedlund is the author of over twenty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award.

Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).

When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.

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