A Tenuous Betrothal - Blog Tour and Giveaway
Rhianna Davies is well-acquainted with heartache after the painful loss of her parents. At the arrival of her ghastly uncle, she is brought even lower: Rhi has been banished from her family’s estate home and must rely on the kindness of her tightly knit Welsh miners for help. Without the protective love of her parents, Rhi has no illusions that hers will be a happy ending—until an addendum to her father’s will arrives in the hands of a prince.
Marc Wilhelm, Prince of Oldenburg, is in Wales with one purpose: to claim his betrothed. A long-ago promise between their fathers forges an indelible link between Rhi and Marc, but there remains just one problem: neither wants to marry a stranger. With no remaining ties to Wales, Rhi agrees to accompany Marc to Oldenburg, where he will forfeit their betrothal so she may have her pick of husbands. But their journey takes them down unexpected paths, from the depths of a Welsh mine to the marriage mart of London to a warm reception in Oldenburg. Rhi and Marc discover that their connection and their challenges run deeper than either anticipated, but whether from their own hesitations or from danger that threatens without, the couple might be thwarted before they can even begin the happily ever after they so richly deserve.
I adore this story. Rhi is everything a heroine should be and Marc gets there eventually.
Jen Geigle Johnson has created a masterpiece in this book and I adore this series. She tackles difficult topics in a natural and caring way and leaves room for adventure and romance.
This family of princes is wonderful to read and each story has a unique approach. What is not unique in these books are the strong intelligent women and the men who view them as partners. In this aspect, Ms. Johnson is elite in her craft. She shows that Happily ever after is possible with a well matched pair that believes in a true partnership as well as a stewardship to those they are responsible to care for.
I applaud this book and the others in this series. It is a true winner complete with personal growth and a Prince that has to learn what he truly needs.