Age Level: 12 and up
# of Pages: 297
Marigold and Christian are living happily ever after in this sequel to Once Upon a Marigold until one day when they have their first fight. Little do they know that it is foreshadowing trouble ahead as Marigold’s mother, whom they thought was dead, is actually regaining her memory in a town far away. She has had amnesia for a year since her accidental fall into the river, but now she remembers who she is and is determined to reclaim her throne. King Swithbert has been enjoying having his kingdom back under his own control and has no plans to relinquish that control, unless it is to Marigold and Christian. When Olympia returns and sees what has happened to her kingdom she immediately makes plans to change it back to when everyone was unhappy and afraid of her. She is only too happy to get rid of anyone who stands in her way, even her own husband and daughter.
For fans of the first book, this is a must read. The returning characters are fun and great new ones are introduced. The story itself moves very quickly too as the different characters make their plans for gaining control of the kingdom. It’s not quite as captivating as the first one, but a fun read nonetheless. Fantasy and fairy tale lovers will enjoy it.