Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

As a huge fan of Christian allegorical fiction, yet not a fan of fantasy…this book was a tough read for me.  Not for the quality of the writing, Anne is quite gifted, but simply because of the genre.

I would, though, give this as a recommendation for someone who is new to Christian fiction, or even just “good fiction”.  An engaging story about the quest for love and protection of a Kingdom.  The main character, Princess Una has become a young woman, and her thoughts have turned to finding whom she will marry.  When presented with the true prince, her attentions are not won.  Instead, she is smitten with the much more striking – yet dangerous – prince.

A great lesson in what the heart really needs, and reminder of the impact of our choices – Anne creatively paints that picture for us.   Yet, the reader must glean these lessons for themselves.  While not my first choice for a captivating read – I remain impressed, and it will certainly be added to the “must -have” list for church and Christian School libraries.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.   Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.


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