YA Corner: Charmed Memories by Mary Waibel

Today’s Young Adult spotlight is a wonderful paranormal romance.  Charmed Memories takes us on a journey to kingdoms where magic is real and so are the mermaids.  It’s a love story that all women wanted to have when they were young.  Be sure you check out my review after the book review its full of princes and princesses and did I mention…mermaids.

17661982Book Blurb:

“A prince vows to prove the girl he loves is his missing princess by recovering her lost memories.”

Prince Trevor has always placed duty to his kingdom above the desires of his own heart. But when his betrothed is lost at sea, he finds himself torn between honor and love.

After four years of searching for the missing princess, he begins to secretly long for Lady Bri, the Woodland Guide he works with each day. But the law says he must marry a princess, and Bri is barely a noble.

When Trevor learns that Bri shipwrecked at the same time and place as the princess, he begins to believe he has finally found his bride-to-be. But his happiness is short lived. Bri has no memory of her past, and the princess wasn’t the only girl who disappeared from the ship.

Desperate to prove Bri is his princess, Trevor unwittingly places the two of them in grave danger. Buried in Bri’s memories are deadly secrets someone wants kept from the light of day, and learning who she is may cost more than either is willing to pay.

Review:

Charmed Memories starts with the disappearance of a princess four years ago.  After four years has passed, Prince Trevor still endeavors to find his missing betrothed.  Though he still searches he sees Lady Bri the Woodland Guide as a very tempting option and after two years of working together he begins to admit that more than friendship is in his heart.  When Trevor gets a lead on his missing princess he and Bri must travel to her homeland.  While there he discovers Bri may be one of the two missing girls and possible his princess.  The problem is Bri has no memory of before the last four years.  To try and jog her memory Trevor insists on taking Bri to the homeland of the missing princess.  While there they find many intrigues attempting to harm the royal family.  As Trevor’s feelings deepen for Bri he has to come to the realization that Bri may not be his princess and she may have to marry another. Intrigues swirl around Bri, Trevor and the Royal Family.  Can they solve who is trying to eliminate the Royal Family before it’s too late and with that will Bri’s memories come back?  With those memories will it mean a happily ever after for Bri and Trevor or will they live forever apart.

I adored this story.  I loved Bri and Trevor’s relationship.  Though he is a very typical boy in expressing his feelings at the wrong time to give the wrong idea.  He redeems himself with Bri.  I did appreciate that Bri didn’t automatically say she was the princess.  It brought a level of realism to the emotions with Bri acknowledging on a continual basis that she may not be who Trevor wants her to be.  I also enjoyed the world Mary Waibel created.  It’s a touch of magic and whimsy with a real feel.  Overall, I thought this was a great young love story.  I would definitely recommend this for anyone interested in a touch of love, a touch of intrigue/suspense and a touch of paranormal.

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