One Choice by Ginger Solomon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Received from publisher to review
Genre: Christian Romance
Book Description: Cahri Michaels is American by birth, but Belikarian by choice. Being selected to participate in the Bridal March forces her to give up the independent life she’s created for herself. She’s not ready to be anyone’s wife, much less to a man she doesn’t know.
Prince Josiah Vallis despises the century’s old tradition—the Bridal March—that is forcing him to choose a wife from fifty women. Why does it matter that he’s twenty-five and still single?
When Cahri and Josiah meet, passion ignites. Will it spark a godly love that can see them through or will they be burned…. never to be the same?
My thoughts: Cahri lives a life of solitude. Her parents died three years ago, her brother lives in France, and she lives in a country where she looks different from everyone else. She has red hair and green eyes, the people she lives around have olive complexions and brown hair. She has lived her life wishing she fit in instead of celebrating her uniqueness.
At the store, she literally bumps into a handsome man. From the moment they met, there was instant attraction. Neither guessed that their paths would cross again in a unique situation.
Prince Josiah is twenty-five and single. His father brings back an old custom, the bridal march. Fifty young women are brought to the palace, the prince has 6 months to choose one of the girls to marry.
Cahri and Prince Josiah are astonished as they recognize each other from their encounter in the store. For both of them, there is only one choice, each other.
There were many aspects of the story that I liked. Cahri is struggling with her relationships. Her relationship with her fellow men, and her relationship with God. This book is her journey to opening her heart to people and deity. It isn't easy for her. Josiah also has wounds that he has to overcome in order for them to come together in harmony.
At times the story lagged for me. It seemed to clomp along and I had to struggle through to get to a part where the story picked up.
This book is clean for adults. There is some sexual innuendo and lots of kissing.