Crown of Hearts is the sequel to Joe Royal and follows the royal couple as they face an empty nest. Royalty is not immune to the consequences of mid-life, the problems of their adult children and the struggles they face. The story is poignant at times and comical at others as Talia and Joe each face growing older in their own way. Joe is faced with his own mortality and that of his family and finds himself questioning his own life. Talia deals with intrigue at home while doing the best she can to steer her children in the right direction and keep her husband off a path of self-destruction.