Title: Lions in the Garden
Author: Chelsea Luna
Release Date: March 1st 2016
Publisher: Lyrical Press (Kensington)
Summary from Goodreads:
Prague, 1610 Ludmila Novakova–Mila–has barely set foot outside Prague Castle in her seventeen years. But with the choice between braving the bandits and wolves of Bohemia’s uneasy roads or being married off to a disgusting old baron, she’s taken what she can carry and fled. Escape won’t be easy. Even Mila has heard the rumors of a rebellion coming against the court. The peasants are hungry. The king hasn’t been seen in months. Mila’s father, the High Chancellor, is well known and well hated. But Mila can’t sit behind a stone wall and let fear force her into a life of silk gowns and certain misery. Her mother’s death has taught her that much. She has one ally: Marc, the son of the blacksmith. A commoner, a Protestant–and perhaps a traitor, too. But the farther she gets from the castle, the more lies she uncovers, unraveling everything she thought she knew. And the harder it is to tell friend from enemy–and wrong from right . . .
I listened to his breathing slow and stared at our clasped hands—the intertwined fingers looked like we were forging a pact or lying in a last embrace. I played our heated encounter over and over in my mind. I yearned to kiss him again, but the possibility of us being together was impossible. We were so close at the moment, but entirely two worlds apart. I was Catholic, part of the House of Habsburg and a member of the King’s Royal Court. He was a Protestant rebel and, even though a skilled blacksmith, essentially a peasant.
Whatever just happened between us was one thing, but the facts were clear. The revolution was at our doorstep and Marc and I stood on opposite sides of the line.
About the Author
Chelsea Luna is the author of the bestselling NEW ENGLAND WITCH CHRONICLES, a young adult paranormal romance series comprising of four novels. Chelsea is also the author of the bestselling LOVE & THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, a young adult horror trilogy. Chelsea received a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in New York, New York in 2007, and a B.A. in Sociology, with a concentration in Criminal Justice, from the University of Tennessee in 2004. She lives in Tennessee.
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