From when I was young, I always wrote for myself, just simple stories here and there, but never seriously considered trying to publish anything until a few years ago. When I became a stay-at-home mom, writing became my outlet—time that was purely mine. Though the thought of penning a full length novel while taking care of two kids was daunting, I decided to give it a try. In May of 2015, my first novel, Not Every Girl, was published. My latest novel, Unexpected Rewards, is the sequel. Each story revolves around, Olivia Davenport, a strong female protagonist. I wanted to write a feisty, resilient heroine who didn’t spend her time waiting to be rescued by the hero. Girls need positive examples of characters with strength and courage to help them feel empowered in life. Hopefully, Olivia achieves this in some way. Currently, I am working on the final installment of the story and am excited to bring the trilogy to its conclusion.
Olivia Davenport is looking forward to her future. After all, Prince Liam has professed his love and King William has promised her a reward for her role on a recent mission. She fully expects to continue her knightly training while enjoying a blossoming romance with her Prince. The King, however, has other ideas, appointing her as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Helen.
Thrust into unfamiliar territory and left to fend against the malicious women of court, Olivia feels awkward and confused. With the help of her new friend, Kat, and her sister, Anne, she tries to find her footing among the courtiers, their protocol, and the added complication of Jocelyn Crawford, a lady who has her eyes set on becoming Liam’s bride.
When, a disturbing prophecy puts the safety of the King in question, fear spreads through kingdom. Intrigue abounds at the palace with an enigmatic witch and a strict Friar at the center of the controversy. Olivia must use her training and instincts to unravel what is truly going on in order to protect the King. Through it all, she questions if she will ever be able to fit into Liam’s life and if, in the end, their love can prevail.
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