I have read several books by Toni Shiloh. The first thing that attracted me to this particular Toni Shiloh book was the beautiful cover. I also really like the main character’s name, Brielle. I stumbled a little with the other language that was included though I was happy there was a dictionary of what the words meant at the end. However, this did not takeaway from the story at all. In the beginning of the novel, Brielle finds out that her mother left out a huge detail when telling her about her father and his family. During the book, you follow Brielle’s transition from ordinary American citizen to African princess. I think the author did a great job in making Brielle relatable. The way she reacted to the secret she learns to me seemed the same as the way I would have reacted. She does not automatically decide that she wants to be a princess instead she is more concerned with getting to know her father’s family. I really appreciated this about her. I felt like this story could really teach some good life lessons and I really enjoyed reading it. Another thing that drew me into the story was the friendship between Brielle and Iris. I really liked their conversations and interactions.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review.