In Search of a Prince by Toni Shiloh is the author’s first Bethany House novel and was worth waiting for. When Brielle finds out she’s really a princess, her world became chaotic. She had no idea how to navigate the new turns and twists associated with her new position. To make things worse, she must marry before the Ọlọrọ Ilé Royal Council will acknowledge her as queen.
My Review of In Search of a Prince
In Search of a Prince has great characters you can empathize with, a good storyline, and strong themes.
The Characters in In Search of a Prince
Brielle was a great character. You could see her strength and willingness to do the right thing even though it would cost her a lot. You will find yourself rooting for her, wanting her to succeed and have the fairytale romance she deserved.
Her choice of a prince was a great character as well and you get the impression he would be a strong supporter which is something she’d need if she decided to be queen.
He was passionate about God and spoke life to Brielle when she needed it. I like how cared for her while also respecting her position and the boundaries between them.
I liked the major characters and many of the minor ones and wanted things to work out as they hoped. I loved how prevalent the characters’ faith was: they prayed and spoke openly about God seeking His will in all they did.
One of my favorite characters was Iris. Everyone should have a friend like her, someone who’s willing to encourage, support, and not to mention travel halfway across the world because you need it.
The Themes in In Search of a Prince
There were several themes in this book one of which is that God’s will prevails. Readers will also be reminded that everyone has a purpose and that ultimately it’s God who will give us all we need to accomplish that purpose.
Final Thoughts on In Search of a Prince
I enjoyed reading In Search of a Prince. When strange things started happening, I had a strong suspicion of who was behind them and was proven correct in the end. What I didn’t like was how forced the bad guy reveal was.
The evil person’s confession seemed to come out of nowhere and felt more like a wrap-up than a resolution. Still, In Search of a Prince was a great read and I left the world of Ọlọrọ Ilé knowing the characters would be just fine and maybe one day I’d get to visit them again.
About In Search of a Prince
Brielle Adebayo is fully content teaching at a New York City public school and taking annual summer vacations with her mother to Martha’s Vineyard. But everything changes when her mom drops a bombshell–Brielle is really a princess in the island kingdom of Ọlọrọ Ilé, off the coast of Africa, and she must immediately assume her royal position, since the health of her grandfather, the king, is failing.
Distraught by all the secrets her mother kept, Brielle is further left spinning when the Ọlọrọ Ilé Royal Council brings up an old edict that states she must marry before her coronation, or the crown will pass to another. Brielle is uncertain if she even wants the throne, and with her world totally shaken, where will she find the courage to take a chance on love and brave the perils a wrong decision may bring?
About Toni Shiloh
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and multi-published Christian contemporary romance author. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. Her novel, Grace Restored, was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist, and Risking Love is a 2020 Selah Award finalist.
A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and of the Virginia Chapter, Toni seeks to help readers find authors. She loves connecting with readers and authors alike via social media. You can learn more about her writing at http://tonishiloh.com.
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