Today’s post is a blog stop on the blog tour for Anna del C. Dye’s book Kingdom By the Sea. Check out the info about the book and my review, and there is also a giveaway! Don’t forget to enter at the bottom of the post!
A secret passage holds more than spider webs
When a ship’s captain is forced to enslave island natives to please his fiancée, Princess Serena, he takes refuge in the company of a beautiful slave girl. The princess is devastated by his betrayal, and the lives of all the slaves in her realm are now at risk. The heart-broken princess has acquired great power at her father’s death, could she use it to force the captain’s fulfillment of his promise to her? Or will the affectionate stable-hand, despite his own secrets, have his chance at her heart after all?
In the romantic style of master writers like Anita Stanfield, Anna del C. Dye has skillfully entwined these relationships into a captivating, edge-of-your-seat medieval romance that will have readers guessing until the final page. Young adults everywhere-A Kingdom by the Sea is the book you MUST read!
Anna was born in the extreme South along some famous beaches. She grew up with four other siblings, being placed in the middle.
Anna moved to the USA to marry her husband, Rodney, and has resided in Utah since then. Her husband, a native of Idaho, met her in her hometown. They fell in love and she came to Utah on Christmas Eve to be married two weeks later. They are the parents of three princes and a princess.
Early on in her life she showed an affinity for sewing and took classes that rewarded her with the opportunities of doing costuming for the cast of four musicals, and for Utah’s own Fantasy Con, which she enjoyed immensely. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Anna lives in Taylorsville Utah.
Some of Anna’s writing recognitions:
She received the Editor’s Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry and had her article entitled A New American Mother published by Desert Saints Magazine. Her short story entitled Amerine—Fairy Princess won an award in the Oquirrh chapter contest and was published by Kalkion Magazine. (Now it is published as an e-book.) Other articles about family and relationship have been published frequently in the MOMS CLUB® of Salt Lake Valley-West. She has published 7 books on her Elf series. One won a bronze seal, another first page second place and yet another Honorable mention. Her love story was published by Deseret book in the anthology entitled Angels Round About compiled by July C. Olsen. Another of her articles was included in the book Mother’s Message in a Bottle, edited by Tyler Hayden and published by Ninbus Publishing. Her new series A Royal Romance was published in Feb 2015 with the first book being “Once Upon Two Kingdoms, which won a first page award. “A Kingdom by the Sea.” Second book in A Royal Romance, was published Feb. 2016.
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Kingdom by the Sea tells the story of Princess Serena and Captain Axel. They are promised to be married even though haven’t really seen one another since they were young. While they are apart, they each face problems and find help from another. The strength of their relationship suddenly seems weak. There is intrigue, secrets, and romance, as they each try to do what they believe is right.
I liked the way the book showed both Serena’s and Axel’s point of view. There was a lot of action, and I was guessing what would happen until the end. I also liked the way Serena grew throughout the novel. She realized that if she wanted change to happen, she needed to do something to make it happen.
I didn’t like how wordy the novel was at times. A few times I had to reread a passage to be sure of what it meant. Overall, it was an interesting read. It’s a clean read with no language or sexual situations, making it great for even young teens.
I received a copy of this book from Loving the Book in exchange for an honest review.
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