Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Heirs & Spares by J.L. Spohr

It's 1569. Elizabeth I sits on the English throne, the Reformation inflames the Continent, and whispers of war abound. But in Troixden, just north of France, the Lady Annelore isn't interested in politics. Times are hard, taxes are high, and the people in her duchy need her help just to survive. Her widowed father is a good man easily distracted by horses, and her newly knighted childhood friend...well, he has plans of his own. Then Annelore receives a call she can't ignore. When Troixden's sadistic king died childless, his younger brother William returns from exile to find his beloved country on the brink of civil war. He's in desperate need of the stability that comes with a bride and heirs. But Annelore, his chosen queen, won't come quietly. Now the future of Troixden lies in the hands of two people who never wanted the power they've received and never dreamed that from duty and honor they might find love and a path to peace. Heirs & Spares is one part history, two parts palace plotting, and a whole lot of juicy romantic intrigue. Break out the spiced wine and sink in to this rousing read.
This is book one is a series and here is my opinion.
Awh, this is such a sweet, innocent story.  I felt much like little riding hood reading this walking through the woods, basket swinging song a singing.
It is an easy and fast read. 
I loved it for it's uncomplicated plot, the fact that their is NOT really a love triangle and that in the end it is love that conquers all even hardship.
The story is well told, easy to read and fun to get back to.  For the genre, a perfect fit.
Would I read more by this author?  Absolutely.
Thank you Goodreads for the author bio;
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J. L. Spohr is the author of The Realm Series, Heirs & Spares (2013), God & King (2014), Crown & Thorns (2016) and several short stories. She has studied the trials and tribulations of royals since she watched Princess Diana take that long walk to the altar, and turned her attention to historical fiction and fictional monarchies after studying the Reformation in graduate school.

You can follow her at www.jlspohr.com, facebook.com/jlspohr or @jlspohr. Also, you can sign up for her newsletter at jlspohr.com where you can get all the latest news on events, contests, freebies and upcoming books.

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