Thursday, July 9, 2020

A Foreign Crown by Jen Geigle Johnson

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Following a devastating series of misfortunes, Lady Aribella Bardsley has bravely shouldered the responsibilities of her household. But just as the bleakness of her situation threatens to overwhelm her, a summons arrives from the Queen with a providential offer: Aribella’s presence is requested as a lady-in-waiting at the palace.

Prince Layton Wilhelm’s family has clung to their neutrality in the war for far too long. As the youngest of the King of Oldenburg’s eight sons, Layton is determined to prove his worth and is unwilling to turn a blind eye to Napoleon’s encroaching privateers. When Layton embarks on a journey to England, it is for one purpose: to petition the British navy for aid. But when he becomes acquainted with the lovely Lady Aribella, he cannot deny their powerful connection. Amid the intrigues and schemes within the walls of the palace, Layton and Aribella know a future together is impossible—but torn between loyalty and love, will they risk everything to follow their hearts? 


Once again Johnson gives us another wonderful clean romance read with a beautiful cover! Isn't it amazing?!
I got to look at the life of a lady in waiting. I've always wondered what they really do and Johnson has done a wonderful job in her research for this book
Johnson has a cool writing style all her own and I like how she makes her character"s feelings come out to us across time and the pages of the book.
This book kept me entertained and I had fun imaging what it must have been like to live in the Georgian/Regency era. All the beautiful dresses that the ladies wore.
King George was certainly an interesting character wasn't he? I felt like I got to know him more and more as I read this book, Even Kings have their problems just like we do.
I highly recommend this book. It's a wonderful read and one I believe you'll love just as much as I did!
My thanks to Netgalley for a complimentary copy of this book and I was NOT required to write a positive review, All opinions are my own.


Jen Geigle Johnson once greeted an ancient turtle under the water by grabbing her fin. Other vital things to know: the sound a water-ski makes on glassy water and how to fall 

Jen Geigle Johnson

down steep moguls with grace. No mountain is too steep for her to climb, yet. During a study break date in college, she sat on top of a jeep's roll bars up in the mountains and fell in love. She discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager.

Now an award-winning author and mother of six, she loves to share bits of history that might otherwise be forgotten. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure. She is a member of the RWA, the SCBWI, and LDStorymakers. She is also the chair of the Lonestar.Ink writing conference.



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