The Royal Daughter
“My darling B, my heart, my soul. I only wish we’d had longer. Longer to search for the daughter that I should never have given up. The daughter that I should have been brave enough to keep, brave enough to tell you about, brave enough to tell the world about.”
London, present day. As Ella looks down at a faded black and white photograph of an unknown woman and child alongside a yellowing piece of sheet music, she wonders how the two things can possibly relate to her own family. The items were left for her family at Hope’s House, a home for unmarried mothers whose babies were adopted.
Soon Ella learns that the photograph was taken on the picturesque Greek island of Skopelos, nestled in the turquoise calming waters of the Aegean sea, and that the woman in the photo holds the key to her family’s heritage. As she opens up to her new flame Gabriel, he tells her that she should go to the island to unravel the mystery and that he will wait for her.
Though Ella is torn she decides to go and once there, she discovers a heart-wrenching story of a royal family forced to leave their country for a new life in London, and of a girl with a unique talent for music who captured the heart of a young violinist but was forced to leave him and London behind for the sake of her family.
When Ella discovers the sacrifice made by the two young lovers and comes face to face with her forgotten Greek family, will their story give her the courage to follow her own heart back to London and Gabriel, or will the beauty of the island capture her heart and lead her to a new love altogether?
A totally addictive and heartbreaking novel about the strength of family ties and never giving up on true love. Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Lucinda Riley and Victoria Hislop.
This novel can be enjoyed as a standalone.
What everyone is saying about The Royal Daughter:
“Heart-wrenchingly beautiful book… just took my breath away. Made me have those big ugly tears. Made my heart beat fast… I loved reading this book… left me wanting the next book so bad… You really don’t want to miss this one… excellent… captivating… FIVE huge stars and a huge recommendation. Grab it and a box or two of kleenex.” Book Reviews by Linda Moore, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“What an emotional rollercoaster. So sad three times over, but joyous too, with a twist… The last few chapters were so good… This series is thrilling… Brilliant!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I don’t want this series to end! I love each one of these stories, and can’t wait to read the next one! Alexandra’s story just made my heart ache! Loved the ending!!!” @bookreviewsandfun, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“You’ll fall in love with this story, especially with picturesque Greece as the backdrop! I cannot wait for the next instalment!” @pawzingtoread, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I loved this one just as much as the first two books in this series!… the story unfolds beautifully in both timelines and has the happy ending that I love so much.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“An enchanting, emotional, heartbreaking read that brought tears to my eyes. A page turner with so many family secrets.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Brilliant… dual timeline story of enduring love and heartbreak… keeps you enthralled from page to page – I can’t wait for the next instalment.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐