~Not Everyone Will Live Happily Ever After~
Her eighteenth birthday has arrived! Sweet and beautiful Jez must now marry a man that she has been matched with since birth, but she knows little about him. It is hard enough to leave her loving childhood home, and travel under the protection of the arrogant Guardian. When she also comes face to face with dark truths, she realizes the secrets she must now carry, and the lies she must now tell. To do otherwise would destroy the peace that the nation has enjoyed for many decades, place her family in danger, and end her marriage before it even begins.
Dutiful and handsome Michael is trying to prepare for the arrival of his unnamed bride, but it is proving to be a challenge. His heart is already deeply entangled in a forbidden love with the graceful hazel-eyed Sophia. If they were ever to be discovered, their families would be ruined.
The Tradition is a requirement for all young nobles; arranged marriages dictated by the powerful Church and kept sealed until the wedding. To fail in marriage is not an option - it is heresy! And they are being watched - closely. When fate conspires to present an alternate course, noble hearts can be reluctant to blindly accept what has been offered as the plan of God. But they are not the only ones motivated to deceive. For generations, the Church has held a firm grip on its position as the one true voice of God, and it would like to keep it that way. Closely guarded secrets are hiding behind Cathedral doors; some worth killing to protect. For Jez and Michael, the simple act of marrying their match becomes complicated...and deadly.
"...a well crafted story with elements of mystery and suspense. The characters have depth. The plot has turns that are never predictable. This book had me turning pages night after night." ~an Amazon Reviewer
"I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. This is so much more than romance. The plot is gripping with twists that will keep you turning pages. The characters are endearing. The setting of the story is beautiful and serene; the prefect backdrop for this anything-but-serene story." ~a Smashwords Reviewer
This is the debut novel of Canadian author Stephanie Andrassy.
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