Tuesday, July 2, 2024

A Kingdom to Claim Review

About the Book

Aisley lost everything in a Viking attack. Now, working alongside the one man she trusts, she is ready to fight for her people—and for love.

Wessex, AD 878

Aisley’s young life was changed forever when her father accompanied King Alfred into battle and lost his life in a deadly skirmish with the Vikings. Now, almost seven years later, the Vikings are once again rallying on Wessex’s borders, and Aisley fears that her older brother may have treacherous plans to betray the king by aligning himself with the invading Norsemen. But when Aisley encounters a handsome nobleman in the market, she feels the first stirrings of hope. Though they met only once when Aisley was little more than a child, she recognizes him immediately as one of King Alfred’s most trusted men.

It has been years since Brecc has seen Aisley, but when he spots her in the marketplace, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to the copper-haired young lady with a gift for healing. Before his fledgling feelings for her can develop into something more, however, a Viking attack tears them apart. King Alfred is forced into hiding, and in a matter of days, the Saxon nation is brought to its knees. Unwilling to forsake their people, the king and his men embark on secret raids of Viking encampments. But when Aisley joins the fight, Brecc must reconcile his steadfast loyalty to King Alfred with his growing love for the king’s newest warrior. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

Oh how I enjoyed this book! The history and the setting and the characters just jump off the page into your imagination. I love how much of this book is historical fact, most of which I had never knew until reading this. Aisley is a strong character and Brecc is a great hero. As the Vikings tear apart their world these two remain strong and remember the past. I really loved the tidbits about King Alfred the Great and the real history of his strong faith in Christianity and the Lord. I thought this book did a great job in showing that and I found it fascinating. There is sweet romance that is simple and true. There is great adventure in battling against the Vikings and protecting the fellow countrymen. I really couldn't put this book down and I highly recommend if you enjoy history and specifically this time period. 

Five Stars. 

"I received this book from Shadow Mountain for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

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