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Once Upon a Broken Heart

Author: Stephanie Garber

Started: Oct. 29, 2021

Finished: Nov. 4, 2021

Evangeline Fox is a young woman in love with Luc, she truly feels that he loves her too until the day she comes to discover that he is to wed her step-sister. In order to stop this from happening, Evangeline makes a deal with the Prince of Hearts, more commonly known as Jacks. Jacks never agrees to help unless there is something in it for him. She asks Jacks to stop the wedding but when she disagrees with his way of granting her wish, she drinks a potion to turn her into stone as opposed to the wedding party. When she is saved, she is the area's newest hero.

Her title of hero catches the eye of the royal head of the country, she is asked to go to the North as a representative at the Nocte Neverending Festival, This festival begins on the first night of Winter and does not end until the prince has selected a wife. Evangeline sees this as a way to move her life forward and possibly have her happy ever after. By the second night, her life has changed and she must figure out what is going on and how to get everything back to how it should be.

Stephanie Garber is a wonder at storytelling. She develops such rich characters and lands that one cannot help but get pulled in. While this is not a continuation of the Caraval series it does have some of the same characters with a host of new ones. If you are looking to lose yourself in a great story in a land you'll never forget then this is the fantasy that you want to read.

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