Always by Jody Hedlund

Five stars

A fierce elite guard. A loyal lady in waiting. They must work together to save three princesses from certain death.

On the verge of dying after giving birth to twins, the queen of Mercia pleads with Lady Felicia to save her infant daughters. With the castle overrun by King Ethelwulf’s invading army, Lady Felicia vows to do whatever she can to take the newborn princesses and their three-year old sister to safety, even though it means sacrificing everything she holds dear, possibly her own life.

Gravely wounded in battle and knowing all is lost to his enemy, the king of Mercia tasks Lance, one of his fiercest elite guards, to protect his family along with keys to an ancient treasure. As Lance makes plans to sneak the princesses out of the capital city, he doesn’t need or want Lady Felicia’s help.

With the dark enemy in pursuit, Lance and Felicia must put aside their differences to outrun King Ethelwulf and prevent him from killing the princesses. In a desperate attempt to hide the young girls, Lance and Felicia agree to a marriage of convenience, a decision that will change their lives–and hearts–forever.

This novella was so sweet and such an enjoyable read! Just enough action to keep me eagerly flipping pages and wondering what would happen next. The characters were so sweet and very relatable, I instantly fell in love with them.

Overall the story was a must read and definitely one I will be rereading! There was a lot of romance so keep that in mind if you’re not a fan. Nothing inappropriate and all very sweet but just wanted to add that.

I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the series as well and highly recommend them all! This series is definitely going on my favorites list!

“Sometimes, when we think we’ve come to a dead end, we’ve arrived instead at God’s stepping-stone on the way to bigger plans.”

― Jody Hedlund, Always

Your turn!

What do you enjoy most about a book? Do you enjoy romance in a book or would you rather it be left out? Have you read anything by Jody Hedlund?

Blessings, Allyson

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