Review of Hand Me Down Princess: Christian Fiction From Carol Moncado

Leah Courtney
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I was intrigued by this book's description when I first read it. After all, it's a modern-day fairy tale with a reluctant princess and a handsome prince. It's an unusual story with the fairy tale twist and modern day trappings. But I liked it immediately.

The story here is an interesting one with twists and turns that I didn't always expect. The character development was a little slow in coming, so there were parts that seemed a little stilted and forced. But there was always enough to keep me reading, and I ended up glad that I did.

Review of Hand Me Down Princess, Christian fiction from Carol Moncado

I ended up really enjoying the story and its characters. This is one I can recommend. I'd also like to read others in the series. Carol Moncado is a new to me author, but it appears that she has other books in this series as well as other series she has written. You can find out more about Hand Me Down Princess by reading below. I give it 4 stars and a G rating for content. And you can find Hand Me Down Princess on Amazon here.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Hand Me Down Princess
CANDID Publications (August 31, 2015)
Carol Moncado


When she’s not writing about her imaginary friends, Carol Moncado is hanging out with her husband, four kids, and a dog who weighs less than most hard cover books. She prefers watching NCIS to just about anything, except maybe watching Castle, or Girl Meets World with her kids. She believes peanut butter M&Ms are the perfect food and Dr. Pepper should come in an IV. When not watching her kids – and the dog – race around her big backyard in Southwest Missouri, she’s teaching American Government at a local community college. She’s a founding member and President of MozArks ACFW, category coordinator for First Impressions, blogger at InspyRomance, and represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Agency.


Prince Malachi Van Renssalaer of Mevendia is getting married. The problem? He’s never even met his bride. His father arranged everything, right down to the marriage contract. Malachi swears to himself that he will be nothing like his father in the ways that count - including his fidelity to his wife.

Jessabelle Keller would happily spend her entire life in obscurity, but her father once saved the life of a future king. Before he dies, her father is committed to seeing that king make good on his promise to have one of his sons marry her so she would be taken care of for life.

No sooner than Prince Malachi and Jessabelle return from their honeymoon, they find themselves dealing with both private trauma and the very public drama of groundless accusations from the press. Just as they begin to weave their fragile trust back together, a ghost from the king’s past arrives and threatens everything they’ve ever held dear.

Secrets have a funny way of coming out and this one could rip the faith of the country in their leaders to shreds. Malachi is determined to protect Jessabelle no matter what it takes, but will it ever be enough for her to not feel like a Hand-Me-Down Princess?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hand Me Down Princess, go HERE.

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