Hi everyone! Okay, so this summer’s been crazy! I don’t know about y’all, but it’s been packed full over here. So, I’m so sorry I haven’t been posting lately. Honestly, I haven’t even been able to read a lot either. But, since summer’s slowing down, I’m finally able to take the time to read and get these reviews written. Today’s is going to be short, though, I hope y’all don’t mind. However, I’ve got some excited plans for the next few weeks, so I hope it’ll make up for my slight disappearance. 🙂 Anyways, today’s post is a series continuation, Anita Valle’s Briette. (You can read my review of the first three stories here
.) But first, a little bit about the story itself:
What kind of girl doesn’t want to be a princess?
Briette never asked for any of this. She wasn’t meant to be a princess. She refuses to wear a crown, doesn’t care for fancy dresses, and going to balls is a punishment. If she hadn’t been adopted by the king, none of this would have happened.
Then she discovers that the Duke of Merridell is in need of a chambermaid. And though it seems crazy, Briette decides to disguise herself as a servant and take the position. It will give her a chance to try life as a commoner, a life where she can be invisible. She doesn’t tell a single soul, not even her eight sisters.
But as Briette adjusts to heavy chores, rude remarks, and prickly straw beds, she is shocked to learn that someone else is working undercover. And his plans are much more sinister. Furthermore, she is troubled by a haunting dream that seems to come from her childhood. All Briette wanted was a vacation from being a princess. But if she doesn’t act soon, she may never be a princess again.
What a fun fourth book to this wonderful series! Briette is certainly an interesting character. From the beginning, she doesn’t seem to fit in with her sisters, and yearns for a simpler life. But when she’s given her dream, she realizes it’s not as nice as she expected it to be. And when her family is in trouble, she has to decide to remain in the one place she feels she belongs, or to embrace the person she was brought up to be. This has a fun character arc for the fourth princess, and I love the new additions to the mystery and intrigue surrounding the entire series. I can’t wait for book five!
Interested? This wonderful book is available for Kindle (and paperback), and check out the author’s website and well as follow her on Facebook for upcoming news about her other projects, and the next novel!