Happy Tuesday and a very happy book birthday to In a Dark, Dark Wood by Cece Louise!! This is the fabulous fourth book in The Forest Tales series, and it is soooo good!! I love this clean YA fantasy series, and In a Dark, Dark Wood is a wonderful addition. If you like YA romantasy with Gothic vibes, you should totally check this one out. And don’t worry! Even though it’s the fourth book in the series, it can easily be read as a standalone. Let’s check it out!
About the Book:
Title: In a Dark, Dark Wood
Author: Cece Louise
Series: The Forest Tales #4
Publication Date: Feb. 22, 2022
Publisher: Jabberwocky Tales
Synopsis: In a dark, dark wood, there was a dark, dark man . . .
Calia believes in ghosts. How could she not when she is haunted by a past encounter that sent her into hiding? She concocts a plan so crazy, it just might save her— if it doesn’t lead to her downfall. All she has to do is impersonate a missing princess and fulfill that princess’s betrothal to the Prince of Ebonwood.
Prince Brone believes in nothing—certainly not the curse rumored to plague the royal wives of Ebonwood. After the untimely death of his first wife, all he wishes is to be left alone. Once more facing a marriage not of his choosing, he vows not to make the same mistakes that cost him so dearly last time.
Calia soon discovers that fooling the prince will be much harder than she thought. As her complicated feelings for him begin to grow, so does her fear of Ebonwood—a kingdom shrouded in darkness, secrets, and even murder.
Will a warning from beyond the grave save Calia from the fate of the previous Ebonwood wives, or will it spell her ultimate ruin?
Inspired by the classic poem “In a Dark, Dark Wood,” this clean, standalone romantic suspense is perfect for anyone who loves fairy tales with a Gothic twist.
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About the Author:
Cece Louise writes clean novels filled with adventure, romance, and spirit for teens and adults.
Cece is an avid reader who has been making up stories in her head as long as she can remember. Despite all that daydreaming, she graduated summa cum laude with a BBA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2012.
When she’s not working on her latest story, Cece spends her time having adventures with her husband and two kids, hiking and biking in her home state of WI, and unfortunately, cleaning her house (which she is convinced is secretly inhabited by mischievous, mess-multiplying pixies).