""Olivia Geroux knew her king was reluctant to marry her, whatever the negotiations had arranged. But she never expected to find handsome, arrogant King Rowan obsessed with his stepsister instead. And before she can determine what course to take, she overhears her greatest ally plotting to murder the princess.
Olivia must act quickly-and live with whatever chaos results. As the assassin hunts his prey, a magic mirror appears to show Olivia the three paths that open before her . . .
If she hesitates only a moment, the princess will die-and she will become queen.
If she calls for help, she will gain great power-but she must also thrust away her own happiness.
If she runs to stop the murder herself, she will know love and contentment-but her whole country will suffer.
As she lives out each path, her wits and courage will be tested as she fights to protect her people, her friends, and her heart. And deciding which to follow will be far from easy . . .
A Choice Of Crowns
New York Times bestselling author Barb Hendee reveals a world of ruthless desire, courtly intrigue, and compassion as one woman shapes the fate of a nation . . .
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I honestly didn't know what to expect when I first began reading this book. How delightful. I had hoped that she would have picked ... but she didn't
I received an advance reader copy and voluntarily chose to review. I'm so glad I've given this series another chance because this second book has been a much better read than the first. Barly any repetitiveness and that's only because of the 'living through 3 choices' thing. It's only natural that some events occur again, one choice can't change everything but a lot at the same time. This concept fascinated me even more in this installment of the series. I so want this mirror to appear in front of me. I also remember having criticised the rushing over events and the resulting distance/wall between the characters and the reader, the lack of emotional depth. All of this has been rectified here. Although it's been difficult to like Olivia at first, I grew fond of her after a while. She appears to be rather cold, sometimes even selfish. With time and certain events passing, changing her, and her unloving past revealed, I've begun to understand her better. Somehow I liked it very much that I had to "work" for that reader/character relationship and that's certainly something. So, a definite recommendation for book 2 and count me in for book 3!