In Search of a Prince

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Welcome to First Line Friday!
Today I’m featuring

In Search of a Prince by Toni Shiloh.

Brielle Adebayo is fully content teaching at a New York City public school and taking annual summer vacations with her mother to Martha’s Vineyard. But everything changes when her mom drops the mother of all bombshells–Brielle is a princess in the kingdom of Ọlọrọ Ilé, Africa, and she must immediately assume her royal position, since the health of her grandfather, King Tiwa Jimoh Adebayo, is failing.

Distraught by her mother’s betrayal, Brielle is further left spinning when the Ọlọrọ Ilé Royal Council brings up an old edict that states she must marry before assuming the throne or the crown will be passed to another. Uncertain who to choose from the council’s list of bachelors, she struggles with the decision along with the weight of her new role in a new country. With her world totally shaken, she must take a chance on love and brave the perils a wrong decision may bring.

From Goodreads

Author Information

Medium Bio: Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and multi-published Christian contemporary romance author. She writes to bring God glory and to learn more about His goodness. Her novels, Grace Restored, was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist, Risking Love a 2020 Selah Award finalist, The Truth About Fame a 2021 Holt Medallion finalist, and The Price of Dreams a 2021 Maggie Award finalist. Learn more at

From Author Website

First Line

[Graphic Text]: “Your Majesty, I am afraid the news is not good.”

My Review

In Search of a Prince by Toni Shiloh is a contemporary romance set off the western coast of Africa. Besides the gorgeous cover and the author being one whose books I enjoy, the setting was one of the big reasons I couldn’t wait to read this book. And the author truly brings it alive.

Brielle is in quite the predicament, but I loved seeing how she handled herself. And while we don’t get the male hero’s point of view, his emotional depth comes through in a wonderful way. Not to mention the intrigue of who is making trouble for the new princess.

This is the type of sweet story I hope to reread again in the future, perhaps before the second book which features Iris, Brielle’s best friend. I can’t wait for that book!

If you’d like to learn more about the setting and research behind In Search of a Prince (and enter a giveaway for a chance to win the book), I invite you to join me on Sunday, here on my blog, for Sunday Dinner with Toni Shiloh.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

Retail Links

Amazon | | Indiebound
Goodreads | BookBub

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Pull out the book beside you and leave a comment with the first line.

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19 thoughts on “In Search of a Prince

  1. I am currently reading Until Leaves fall in Paris by Sarah Sundin. I love this author’s WWII historical fiction. The descriptions are so good and they are very realistic. Have a great weekend.

  2. I am currently re-reading John Grisham’s book, Calico Joe. I have re-read it twice before – and have enjoyed it immensely each time. I am on Chapter 8, so I will give you the first line from that chapter. “Joe arrived home in the early hours of Monday morning.”

    This book was given to me by one of our sons. He knew I loved mysteries and baseball – and since this book combined the two, he thought I would enjoy it. He was right! It is nearly Spring and my love for baseball (especially our Milwaukee Brewers), brings me to this book again. The depth of compassion and forgiveness in this book brings tears to my eyes every time I read it!

  3. Yay! I’m sharing this book for FLF, too. Great minds!

    Happy Friday!
    I’m just beginning Stone by Ronie Kendig so I will share from there.
    “Some days were meant to test a man; others meant to undo him.”
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. “The first lesson that birds can teach us is faith, that is, to trust God in all things, to trust Him for the supply of everything we need.” The Birds, Our Teachers by John Stott. Thanks Danielle for your review of this intriguing story about the princess who didn’t know she was one! We are all royalty, in the family of God, although we all have varying degrees of awareness of this reality!
    I love my book because it combines two things I love: theology and birds! It is special when you find out that someone you admire shares a passion of yours. Stott was a great theologian of our time, and an avid birdwatcher. I love to see the lessons he draws from observation of nature along with his deep knowledge of Scripture.
    Thank you Danielle for your blog and the opportunity to share my book!

  5. Getting ready to read Toni’s book shortly.
    My first line is from Shaped by the Waves by Christina Suzann Nelson:
    The Pacific Ocean licked the heat from her feet.
    Happy reading!

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