I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Rules of Ascension by Suzy Knight
Published by Hartwood Publishing on September 4th 2014
Genres: Historical Romance, Medieval Era
As a child, Lady Elsabeth Durnfir dreamed of marrying a prince, but after seeing her elder sister’s personality make a complete 180 degree turn after her engagement to Crown Prince Henry of Estoria is announced, Elsabeth has traded in her childish hopes of a fairytale wedding for the equally unlikely hope of inheriting Durnfir Manor and the surrounding land.Life at court is not something she is interested in, or good at, but in order to help prepare for her sister Alicia’s wedding, Elsabeth must live at court for an entire year. As well as trying to fit in at court while living up to her sister’s reputation, Elsabeth has a secret to keep. But, court is full of secrets that are all about to come to light. How will Elsabeth survive court without destroying her family’s reputation—and how can she get Prince Frederick, the renowned rake, to stop teasing her?
When I was asked to read and review this one, I was excited especially after I saw this gorgeous cover and read the blurb. I love any romance set in a historical period and this one was great. It is set in the medieval period, where there are knights, and the court and yummy princes. This story is about a young woman that is forced to come to court, a woman that loves to be free and watch the sunrise and play. She doesn’t like to be restricted. Now she is at the royal court, because her sister is marrying the crown prince. Then she meets the younger prince, Frederick, who is a ladies man. But he is charming, affectionate and shows her gentleness and desire. It is a short story, but what a fun one. I enjoyed every moment. It almost seemed too short for me. The story surrounds this sweet romance, and is wrought with treachery and suspense, with a tender love story that is guaranteed to steal your heart!! Magnifiscient!!