Thank you so much to Nicole Williams and the team at Ardent Prose for providing me with an advance e-copy of Nicole Williams’ newest release, Glass Castle Prince.
Here is the Goodreads synopsis…
“A glass castle shatters as easily as a glass house—all it takes is one stone.
Prince Edward has known this all of his life, and taken staunch measures to ensure he doesn’t give the public any reason to pick up their rocks. Or torches. Or pitchforks. As a twenty-two-year-old in line to ascend the throne, he lives more like a cloistered monk than his college-aged peers. Restraint is the tone of his life, resilience the theme.
That is, until he meets a young woman who couldn’t care less about his title—unless she’s poking fun at it. Charlotte Everly grew up a stone’s throw away from the royal family’s summer house, but her life was, and is, entirely different from the prince’s.
They clash at each turn, disagree on every topic, and bear a general contempt for one another. Until . . .
One night, accompanied by one proposal, leads to one lapse in judgment . . .
Results in a nationwide scandal neither of them will escape.”
Here are my more detailed thoughts…
- Characters: Edward and Charlotte were the main characters. Charlotte is your headstrong yet innocent-esque protagonist. She is so multi-dimensional and this makes her relatable to almost every reader as she will bring something to the table that is relatable for you. Edward is the Prince, almost King and is portrayed as a man really torn about ascending the throne. This portrayal allows the reader to come to understand the loss of freedom in Edward’s life and what makes him the way he is.
- Setting: The story, for the most part, unfolds in the Valmont Manor, which is the royal family’s summer home. The Kingdom is called Norland, obviously, a made-up place, but it reads like contemporary not like a made up fantasy world.
- Romance: The way in which Edward and Charlotte fell in love was definitely a slow burn style, which made it so rewarding when they began to better understand their feelings. Charlotte spends the majority of the novel interested in another man, but it is through asking Edward for advice and help that she begins to notice how she is comfortable with Edward and not with the man she is striving to be with.
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