Lady of Hearts
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“I couldn’t heal a country when I had thus far demonstrated a shocking level of ineptitude healing any single person.”
The kingdom knows her as the Lady of Hearts, blessed of Alphere. The king knows her as Saria Daeris, a seventeen-year-old girl with a magical gift.
All Saria wants is to fulfill the prophecy she received years ago: to restore a creature of Darkness to the Light. Despite a past mistake, she’s determined to trust Alphere and get it right this time. The problem is, she’s not sure how long she’ll have to wait, and in the meantime, her country is threatening to split into civil war.
As her stay at Kelside Palace extends, Saria finds herself caught in a tug-of-war between the two factions even as her own heart leads her down a third path. Friendships old and new beckon to her, as does a budding romance, but the love she’s after is far greater: a love strong enough to redeem one of the most despised creatures of the world and offer forgiveness for her own mistake.
This young-adult fantasy novel is great for readers who enjoy stories of compassion and redemption, with a dash of humor throughout. It reimagines Lewis Carroll’s Queen of Hearts character as one who wins her people’s hearts rather than demanding their heads.