Donna has had a passion for writing since the age of 8 when she wrote her first short story. During her sophomore year in high school, she wrote her first full-length novel, a science fiction romance. She wrote her second novel, a fantasy romance during her senior year. Needless to say, English and Creative Writing were always her favorite subjects. In between caring for six children, (7 counting her husband) she manages to carve out time to indulge in her writing obsession, with varying degrees of success, although she writes most often late at night instead of sleeping. A native of Arizona, she now writes Regency Romance for The Wild Rose Press and Fantasy (which she has yet to publish). And yes, all of her heroes are patterned after her husband of over 21 years, who continues to prove that there really is a happily ever after.
Queen in Exileby Donna Hatch
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Rumors of War hang over Princess Jeniah's peaceful country of Arden, a land that shuns both magic and warfare. Following a lifelong dream, Jeniah forms a telepahtic bond with a revered creature called a chayim, who is prophesied to save her kingdom. But when a Darborian knight comes upon Jeniah with her chayim, he sees only a vicious monster about to devour a maiden, and he slays the beast.
Devastated by the loss of her chayim, and fearing that her own magic is evil, Jeniah doubts her destiny. When an enemy invades Arden City, they slaughter the people, storm the castle, and execute the entire royal family except the princess. Rescued by the knight who slew her chayim, Jeniah is now heir to the throne of Arden and the only hope for freeing her people from tyranny.
On the run and hunted by enemy soldiers, Jeniah must place her life and the fate of her kingdom in the hands of this trained killer. Torn between embracing her destiny as queen af Arden, and her love for a mere knight, she must ultimately rely on her magic to save herself and her people from death and tyranny.
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The writing is not worth $10. Sorry, but it's choppy and not well put together. Don't waste your time or money.
This book was so charming and adorable. I absolutely loved it. It is def one of my fav books ever. I loved the ending and all of the action.
This book is a new favorite! Writing this review makes me want to go back and read it again. It was so great! I'm gushing now. This could be Young Adult or Adult. It's borderline. Jeniah was 18 at the start but nineteen for the majority of the book and twenty at the end. The boy interest was definitely not a little boy. Kai was twenty-six and a powerful warrior brought from an ally country to Jeniah's country to train their troops. One little detail of Kai's character I loved was the way he treated his young squire. His kindness made me think highly of him. I wasn't sure I would like this book at the beginning. The chayim thing was weird to me at first, but I quickly grew to love the scenery, characters, plot . . . everything! I'm pretty sure I went through every emotion possible during this read. I laughed, sighed, and cried. I was terrified, relieved, and excited. It was as if I lived that year of Jeniah's life crammed into the two days it took me to read it. I love books that can take me on that journey of emotions. I recommend Queen In Exile to everyone! It has action AND romance. It doesn't get better than that.
My teenage daughter rushed through this book in record time, and the nice thing about it was that I didn't have to worry that it would be inappropriate for her to read. Those who like a combination of sweet romance and fantasy will enjoy this book.