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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 ?l?r? 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 ?l?r? 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 http://tonishiloh.com.

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 | BN.com | Indiebound
Goodreads | BookBub

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