About the book:
Return to the Romance of Pendaran
In the Land of Pendaran, Shelby Parker lives a humble but good life. Her special qualities are eventually noticed by the king and queen of the House of Markham, who seek a new wife for their widowed son, Prince Nikolai.
To uphold the tradition of their country, Shelby and Nikolai agree to an arranged marriage. But while Nikolai is a perfect gentleman in public, he remains distant at home, leaving Shelby to wonder what is in his heart. Will the prince ever love her as he did his first wife? Can the faith they share overcome the barriers between them?
Twenty years after its initial release comes this exquisite deluxe edition of Lori Wick's bestselling classic, The Princess (over 275,000 copies sold worldwide).
Relive the magic of Shelby and Nikolai's love story with this beautifully bound and foil-adorned keepsake version of one of the most beloved Christian romance novels of all time.
This was a wonderful story that I can't believe it took me so many years to finally read! I love Lori Wick; she's my all-time favorite author and there are still a few books of hers I never read. Knowing that she hasn't written anything new in about a decade, it's been hard for me to read the rest knowing there won't be anything new. I was excited to see the new anniversary edition and decided it was time. This was such a sweet romance but also a slightly difficult one as Nikolai is still grieving the loss of his wife. It was wonderful to see how they turned to God to help them, especially Nikolai as he started out avoiding Shelby and realized he needed to have a different attitude and that he needed to work on making his marriage succeed. They're both wonderful characters, as was their parents and other people surrounding them. Lori has a wonderful way of creating a sense of community, where you want to live in this place with these wonderful people. I really admired Shelby, too, taking on the role of princess while being completely unfamiliar with it and marrying a man she doesn't know but doing all of this because she feels it's what God wants her to do. She was incredibly strong and a woman to admire. This anniversary edition is a gorgeous hardcover with a ribbon marker and would make a great gift or addition to your collection. This was a beautiful story I highly recommend.
I received this book from Harvest House Publishers. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.
Lori Wick is a multifaceted author of Christian fiction. As comfortable writing period stories as she is penning contemporary works, Lori’ s books (more than 6 million in print) vary widely in location and time period. Lori’ s faithful fans consistently put her series and standalone works on the bestseller lists. Lori and her husband, Bob, live with their swiftly growing family in the Midwest.