‘Heart of a Royal’ and the Reasons You’ll Enjoy this Book

November 5, 2019 Rissi JC 6 Comments

reasons to read heart of a royal

(This post does contain affiliate links; if you buy anything through these links, I may receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. Read the disclosure page for details.)

About the Book:
Author: Hannah Currie
Publisher: WhiteSpark Publishing
Publication Date: 2019
Series: Daughters of Peverell #1
Genre: Fiction; Young Adult
Find the Book Elsewhere: Amazon | Goodreads
Find the Review Elsewhere: Amazon | Goodreads
Rating: ★★★1/2

reasons to read heart of a royal

THE STORY | Growing up in a palace, surrounded by royalty is all Mackenna Sparrow has ever known. She grows up royal, with the benefit of learning the manners, and is raised beside her best friend, Alina, the princess, but without the title to go with it. Now as a 17-year-old girl, in the aftermath of Alina’s engagement, Mackenna’s companionship is no longer needed, and from the king, she learns she is to be sent away. Unbeknownst to Mackenna, it would seem her presence is a threat to the king, a man who isn’t about to let the will of his people take root.

The prince, Thoraben ‘Ben’ is the third member of the tight-knit trio who grew up as best friends. But what she doesn’t know is that Ben too has chosen a bride, and somehow his own future plans might threaten this uncertain future Mackenna is about to step into.

Reasons to Read Heart of a Royal

1: When Faith Impacts Characters

Perhaps the biggest surprise of this novel is the way in which faith weaves itself into the story. I won’t say anything specific because of spoilers, but it’s both fitting and a little surprising. There is some sense that the end “feels” a little rushed because of how it ultimately comes to be, but there’s also the promise of new beginnings rather than a learned faith.

LIST | 3 of the Reasons Why I Don’t (& Do) like ‘A Discovery of Witches’

2: It’s ‘Downton Abbey’ Meets ‘The Selection’

Though not in its era, Heart of a Royal has a kind of Downton Abbey elegance. But that’s not all, there’s also echoes of Kiera Cass’ The Selection, which we all know I was (and still am!) bookworm obsessed with because they’re fun reads. If you enjoyed those books or anything like the royal romances on Hallmark, this is something you may want to take a second look at.

3: The Effusive Romance

If you’re a fan of swoon-y, but still clean romance, I think you’ll enjoy the love story this tells. It doesn’t really take shape until the latter portions of the novel, but what’s here is sweet and charming, and something you’re sure to fall under the spell of.

Have you read Heart of a Royal? What did you like best about this debut novel? What do you hope to see more of in the follow up novel; tell me, what would be your ‘reasons to read Heart of a Royal’ list? Comment all of your thoughts down below.

‘Heart of a Royal’ and the Reasons You'll Enjoy this Book. Talking all the reasons to read Heart of a Royal, the debut of Hannah Currie. #YALit #Romance #Fiction Click To Tweet
‘Heart of a Royal’ and the Reasons You'll Enjoy this Book. Talking all the reasons to read Heart of a Royal, the debut of Hannah Currie. Text © Rissi JC

Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland

Many thanks to the publisher, and Hannah Currie for kindly sending a review copy in consideration of review; ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.

Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

All posts


  • Anika November 6, 2019 at 3:41 am

    I love a bit of swoon-worthy romance, this sounds lovely!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

    • Rissi JC November 6, 2019 at 12:16 pm

      So do I, Anika!! I’m all about a solid swoon-y romance. :) If you read this, let me know what you think – and thanks so much for the visit.

  • […] BOOK REVIEW | ‘Heart of a Royal’ and the Reasons You’ll Enjoy this Book […]

  • Hannah Currie November 13, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Wow! Thankyou for this! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the book and am blown away by your response to it. You’ve made me what to read it again now :) (While I really should be working on said follow up…. :p)

    • Rissi JC November 13, 2019 at 10:29 pm

      I did indeed, Hannah. *Thank you* for the chance to read “Heart of a Royal.” :) Best of luck with your follow up!! Hope it’s going well, and I look forward to learning more about the sequel. Thanks for the visit.

  • […] Heart of a Royal by Hannah […]

  • Leave a Reply

    (Enter your URL then click here to include a link to one of your blog posts.)

    Bonjour and Welcome!

    Welcome | thank you for visiting and reading. if you like, you are invited to join our conversations and follow along – join us.  You’re most welcome.
    Read more about Finding Wonderland

    ps: please excuse the “disorder.” you can read more about Finding Wonderland’s changes, new follow options and why archive posts are a mess in my “Disorder + Feedback” post!


    Finding Wonderland in your Inbox!

    Subscribe! Have Finding Wonderland's new content sent to your inbox; sign up for our once (or twice) monthly round up of new content. If you'd like to have this newsletter sent to your inbox, you can enter your email address here. Please note, this does require a sign-up confirmation via email, and that email may be sent to a junk or spam folder.

    RSS Feed

    Enter your email address:

    Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Join the conversation - and bookish fun. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 1,910 other subscribers

    Shop our Etsy Store



    Some of the links on this blog are affiliate links, which means that if you click on a product link, I may receive (a small) compensation. This compensation comes at no additional cost to you.

    Rissi JC (RissiWrites.com) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

    All written content (unless noted) is © Copyright Rissi JC and Finding Wonderland (RissiWrites.com).


    %d bloggers like this: