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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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About the Book

Book:  Lady Airell’s Choice
Author: Rachel Skatvold
Genre:  Christian Medieval Romance
Release Date: January, 2019
LadyAirell'sChoice coverWill one choice save her kingdom from destruction?
During a time of peace and prosperity, Princess Airell of Daireann is given the rare privilege of choosing her own suitor. As eligible rulers from all over Ardena vie for her hand, a betrothal to Prince Tristan of Órlaith seems to be the clear choice. Yet, in the midst of Lady Airell’s happiness, the winds of change are coming.
When an evil usurper from the north rises to power and his forces attack the southern kingdoms, peace in Ardena is shattered. With Daireann under siege, the princess must find the courage to protect her people. Will Lady Airell choose to sacrifice her own happiness in order to save her kingdom?
Get swept up in an epic adventure while reading this Christian medieval romance filled with themes of faith, redemption and forgiveness.

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This has been such an enchanting story that I wanted it to keep going forever. I love the time period and reading about castles. You are swept away to a land where Kings rule and danger surrounds you. I have really started to like this genre and love how the author makes the story come alive. It was easy to realize who was going to be evil in the story as the author unveils the character of a powerful person in the kingdom. 
I admired Lady Airell’s  sacrifice to save her family and the people of the kingdom. Her heart is pure and willing to put others before her own happiness. It was a rough ride as she sailed to her new home with her husband. Tiernay  seemed withdrawn and not trustworthy once he married Airell. The author slowly develops his character and I enjoyed getting to know his true heart. There is definitely  a faith element in the story which made me love the story even more. 
I can’t forget about Airell’s brother and sister -in-law. They really were two people I admired and always wanted to do what was best for the kingdom. There is deceit, secrets and trust issues that  flow throughout the story. One thing stands out to me. Love is powerful in this story as well as sacrifice. God sacrificed His Son for us because He loved us. In this story several characters make sacrifices that show their love for others. 
I will leave the review with these thoughts. The author gives us a great story filled with adventure, heartache, danger and sacrifice. Each character plays a part that shows how greed can make a person turn on others. We all make choices everyday. Could we make a choice like Airell did? Would we sacrifice all  to save our family?
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion. 

About the Author

Rachel Bio PicRachel Skatvold is a Christian author and stay-at-home mom from the Midwest. She enjoys writing inspirational romance and encouraging blogs. Rachel completed her first series, the Riley Family Legacy Novellas in 2014 and is now working on the Hart Ranch Series, set in the Montana wilderness and the Ladies of Ardena Series, set in medieval times. She is also a contributing author in the Whispers in Wyoming, Brides of Pelican Rapids and Independence Island Series. Other than writing, some of her hobbies include singing, reading and camping in the great outdoors with her husband and two young sons. You can find more information about Rachel and her books on her website:

More from Rachel

The Ladies of Ardena Series has been by far my favorite series to write because the stories are adventurous fast-paced tales with themes of faith, hope and redemption. While I am more well-known for my contemporary western and small-town romance series, I have always been interested in history and fascinated with the medieval time period. Although Ardena is a fictional land, it is inspired by Irish and Scottish culture, in honor of my ancestors. Each book is also inspired by one of my six nieces and is dedicated to them. For that reason, these stories have a special place in my heart.
Lady Airell’s Choice follows the eldest daughter in the Daireann royal family who has come of age. Since it is a time of peace in the land, her father allows Airell to choose her own suitor. She is excited to start a new chapter in her life, but her dreams for the future are shattered when a usurper from the north kills her father and wages war against Daireann. Princess Airell is forced to choose between her own happiness and the survival of her kingdom.
Lady Airell’s story is inspired by Psalms 23 1-3 NLT which says: “The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.” This verse is relevant during Airell’s time and in our lives today as well. We may not face the same perilous circumstances with evil kings and perilous voyages across the sea. Our battles are a little different these days, but God is still the same. He can help us through any trials and lead us down the correct path if we put our faith in Him.
Thank you for following this Celebration Tour for Lady Airell’s choice. To learn more about this book and the others in the series, please read the summary below and visit the series page on Amazon. Also, don’t’ forget to sign up for the giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Blessings.

Blog Stops

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Connect in Fiction, August 27
Labor Not in Vain, August 27
Pause for Tales, August 31
Emily Yager, September 1
Artistic Nobody, September 2 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)


To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I enjoyed your review,t hanks for sharing

  2. Lovely review, Deana! Sounds like a must read. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thank you for the review, sounds great.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely review. This sounds like a wonderful read.

  5. The time setting of this book is appealing, but the faith based message is what really draws my interest. Thank you for the review.

  6. Love the romance of castles and stories that take place in them.

  7. I like the sound of the setting the author has created.

  8. Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us.

  9. I enjoy historical fiction and this sounds like a great read.

  10. Sounds like a very fun read