Review: Royally Remembered by Emma Chase (Royally #4.5)
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Valentine PR.
"What happens now?" I ask him.
"Now, we move on. To our next adventure. Beyond the palace."
"Beyond the palace," I breathe out. "What wondrous words."
This book was everything I didn't know I needed. When Emma Chase made the announcement that there another novella in her Royally series, I was surprised but happily so. Now, returning to a world that's already seen it's major characters get their happily-ever-afters can be hit or miss. Often, a novella or short story added to a series that has concluded runs through the same vein: a pregnancy (either first-time, unexpected, or new), a reunion among all the couples, introducing the next generation or celebrating a milestone. Royally Remembered, however, is wonderfully different. This wasn't the story of one couple; this was about a family.
The Wessco family knows about love and loss--about family and duty. Yes, they are royalty. Yes, they are public figures. However, they are also human, and what happens behind closed doors, in the privacy of their personal quarters is oftentimes the necessary reminder that there is more to them than being royalty. In Royally Remembered, Emma Chase provides readers with extended glimpses into milestone moments in the lives of Queen Lenora and Prince Edward, Prince Thomas and Lady Calista, Prince Nicholas, and Prince Henry. There are ups and downs, but most notably, this new Royally novella highlights the Wesscos and their legacy.
I cried. Yep, I admit it. There were parts of this book, particularly in the second half, that had the tears flowing. I honestly thought I was all good with how the Royally series wrapped up, but nope, Emma Chase knew better. I loved finally getting to see the life-changing events that affected the three generations of the Wessco family most. This novella also reiterates what I discovered after reading Royally Yours--Queen Lenora and Prince Edward are my favorite Royally couple. Everybody needs an Edward of their own. I cannot recommend Royally Remembered enough, just make sure to read the rest of the series first! This gets five-plus stars.
Read my reviews for the Royally series:
Royally Screwed (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review
Royally Matched (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review
Royally Raised (short story) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Royally Endowed (book three) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Royally Yours (book four) - five-plus stars - My Review
Royally Remembered (novella) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)
Release Date: 12 April 2022
Date Read: 07 April 2022
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