Monday, February 7, 2022

Review: In Search of a Prince by Toni Shiloh

About the Book
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?


Wow! I don't even know where to begin. This was such a beautiful story and just an absolute joy to read. Author Toni Shiloh has a real gift. I've loved everything I've read by her and this is my favorite one yet.

This story was full of wonderful characters who were easy to root for. Brielle had such a kind soul. I admired the way she handled being thrust into such an overwhelming situation. She did it with such grace and poise. And I loved how she leaned on the Lord and prayed over every decision, big or small. It was so inspiring. The first-person narration felt so natural and inviting, like I was listening to a good friend tell me her story.

I really appreciated the strong element of faith that was woven throughout this whole novel. It's always so special when a story can make me feel closer to God, and this one did just that.

This was a sweet read with a lot of depth and a great message of faith. It has everything I look for in a good contemporary romance and so much more. It's just an all-around fantastic story that I highly recommend. I really hope there are more stories to come set in the gorgeous island country of Oloro Ile. There are so many secondary characters that I'd love to read more about.

I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and comments are my honest opinion.



  1. I'm glad this one turned out to be such a good read. :)

    1. Me too! It's so nice when an anticipated book exceeds already high expectations. :D