Thursday, March 3, 2022

In Search Of A Prince By Toni Shiloh

In Search of a Prince
by Toni Shiloh
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9780764238956

Having been a fan of Toni's for the past couple of years, when I saw this book, I knew I had to read it!! I mean, look at that cover. The publisher sent me the book for review.


It seems like a dream come true . . . until it forces her to question everything.  

Brielle Adebayo is fully content teaching at a New York City public school and taking annual summer vacations with her mother to Martha's Vineyard. But everything changes when her mom drops a bombshell--Brielle is really a princess in the island kingdom of Ọlọrọ Ilé, off the coast of Africa, and she must immediately assume her royal position, since the health of her grandfather, the king, is failing.

Distraught by all the secrets her mother kept, Brielle is further left spinning when the Ọlọrọ Ilé Royal Council brings up an old edict that states she must marry before her coronation, or the crown will pass to another. Brielle is uncertain if she even wants the throne, and with her world totally shaken, where will she find the courage to take a chance on love and brave the perils a wrong decision may bring?

My Review:

What a fantastic story! There were so many things to love about In Search of a Prince! I have so many things to talk about, but also lots I can't give away.

First, Brielle is basically an all-American young lady just living her life in NYC as a teacher. I totally understood her devastation when she learns she missed out on knowing an entire part of her life! Her reaction wasn't surprising, to say the least. At the same time we meet her best friend, Iris, and she is such an integral part of the story! We all need a friend like her, and I loved how the author used her in Bri's life.

Next, when Brielle decides to get to know her other side of the family, I loved how emotional I felt as she got to know her grandfather. I always enjoy the one character who loves truly, not to gain anything.

Now, you might think that with Brielle going to an African country it would be difficult when they speak in their own language, but the author did a great job of having it blend in with the dialogue. The characters would answer in such a way that the reader was able to understand the conversation.

Of course, it was easy to dislike some of Bri's family members who weren't so fond of her showing up. Same with some of the council members. It was wonderful how the king's advisor, as well as the runner/language teacher, supported her desire to learn more about her country and to dive into it all head first!

There was a LOT this story had to offer: the struggle to make the "right" choices, who to trust, mending relationships, and forgiveness to make just a few. One of my VERY favorite things in faith based books are when the characters actually pray in the story. God was really at the center of it all, which was evident and I was grateful for!

I was thrilled to find out that Iris will be getting her own story! She sure earned it in this book!

About the Author:

Toni Shiloh ( is a wife, mom, and multi-published Christian contemporary romance author. Her novel Grace Restored was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist, and Risking Love was a 2020 Selah Award finalist. As a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Toni loves connecting with readers and authors alike via social media.


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