Prince Addison is only several weeks away from inheriting the Kingdom of Tarsurella. The entire Palace is ablaze with excitement, as the Royal Family prepares for the event of a lifetime. Despite the exciting event which is near at hand, Addison and his younger siblings (all seven of them!) must carry on with their daily activities. Addison’s sisters, Princesses Bridget, Chasity, and Hope, have their struggles with being iconic European starlets of a modern day monarchy. The teen heiresses grace magazine covers, smile for photoshoots, and gracefully glide through important interviews–until a certain American popstar arrives on the scene. Kennetic Energy, the wildly popular band from the United States, is chosen to play at Addison’s Coronation. David Carter, the band’s handsome lead singer, fumbles through awkward moments with Princess Hope–in front of the cameras. When you an embarrassing rumor sparks that Princess Hope is dating the young fellow, she is determined to get the band fired from their Royal gig. Meanwhile, Princess Chasity is dealing with her own fragile affairs of the heart. Her new security guard, Hanson Fletcher, is completely captivating, yet entirely frustrating. She attempts to keep the entrance of her heart firmly protected, while following the wisdom of Proverbs 4:23. But can she be successful in guarding her heart, from her security guard? The Coronation is Book #1 in The Tales of Tarsurella Trilogy.
Although I really enjoy a little reading, it isn’t always something I find myself sitting down to do. I wish I did more often but the busyness of life, having a relationship and bustling family life means that there is usually always something else to do.
But that being said one of my favorite genres is fiction, so when you do find me reading, you can find either a fantasy fiction novel in my hand or on the other end of the spectrum my adored memoir non-fictions.
That’s why I was so pleased to receive Livy’s message and join her on her blog tour! It was a great excuse to sit down & get consumed in another world. Set in a scenery that I very much delight in! And I must say that the world she created was one that was so easy to let my mind get lost in.
One of the reasons being, the very relatable, and memorable personalities that engulfed the pages.
The characters in “The Coronation” are one of the things I admired most about this book. Livy truly captured their personalities so eloquently and made you feel as if you easily could sit down and have a compelling conversation with any one of them. They each had such strong attributes and qualities that set one apart from the other.
Through these characters you experience all manners of life, each pertaining to different stages, from adolescence, teenage years all the way to adulthood. So much strength, forgiveness, patience and love was exercised through these characters, as they walked thorough so many adversities that the younger generations of today face especially. But ones that I think everyone can relate too whether it be their situation now, something they have yet to contend with or situations that they now look back on!
The best part is though that no matter the situation there is this great representation of just how to lead a life that is worthy of the one who gave it. Despite the obstacles, thoughts and worries the characters wrestle with. And in such a way that we so rarely see in today’s world, yet so desperately need!
It is examples such as these that we could take care to follow. And could use in our businesses, homes and schools, to teach youth (and honestly a lot of adults to) how to actually deal with the challenges they face in a bigger, better, more sustainable way!
MY FAV QUOTE:
Can’t you see my dear son? The flames didn’t destroy you. They simply removed everything that was impure and unfitting in your life. It burned away the fear, the distrust and the desire to have control. Now you stand on the other side, feeling stripped of everything you once were. But that is good! Now the Potter can begin again with your heart. He can mold and shape you into everything that He desires for you to be. Even thought He is not yet finished with you, or any of us, I know that He just just like me. He is a proud, proud Father.”
This quote embodies just what can happen when hard times approach, and perfectly describes just how you can come out of it with grace depending on how you handle it! It is just as Livy expresses in the fine piece of wisdom this father shares with his son. A bad situation is meant as a way of pulling us closer to the Father, not further. It is a means of showing us just who is in control and that you are well taken care, if you choose to allow your mind to see it that way.
A LITTLE ABOUT LIVY:
Livy Jarmusch is a dreamer, singer, songwriter and orphan advocate. She loves fairy-tales, the smell just after it rains, golden retriever puppies and peppermint ice-cream cones. If you really want to get to know her, follow her on Pinterest, and if you find yourself repinning everything, you’re sure to be the best of friends! To join this princess on her pilgrimage through life, follow on instagram @livylynnglittergirl & Pinterest @livyglittergirl
QUICK Q&A WITH THE AUTHOR:
How old are you?
23! I used to be able to sing “22” by Taylor Swift whenever someone asked my age, but that ship has now sailed. Sad face.
Favorite fiction book you’ve ever read?
Pride and Prejudice.
When did you first get the idea to create The Coronation?
It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment when inspiration first hit. I think this is an idea that I’ve been carrying around inside my heart for several years. I’ve always been completely wonderstruck by castles and anything royalty themed! So the idea of growing up in a palace, in a modern-day monarchy, just seemed like WAY too much fun. There is an old saying that says, “If you don’t find the book that you want to read on the shelf, write it.” So that’s what I did. As I teen, I always struggled finding fictional books that I liked, as well as that we’re pure, encouraging, and uplifting, so I decided to create something that would meet my standards with a fun sprinkle of all my favorite things. Sparkly ball gowns, pop-bands, handsome security guards…yeah, I had an absolute blast writing it!
If you had a favorite character, who would it be?
Oh, yikes, that is a super hard question! I have several favorites but I think if I HAD to choose just one, I’m going to say Hanson Fletcher. Simply because he has such a fascinating backstory, and in The Coronation he has placed in a really challenging position. He has a huge decision to make, which could alter the lives and destiny’s of everyone around him, and it’s a little bit nail-biting to see what he’s going to do!
Hope you enjoyed this little review and I hope you will check out “The Coronation”. And Although I received the book for free, I would never be dishonest with you guys, my review and opinion is 100% of my own!