Crown of Coral and Pearl
In debut author Rutherford's saga, the princes of Ilara have always married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But the cost of becoming royalty is high as twins Nor and Zadie soon discover.
Although sweet-tempered Zadie is her family's choice, when she's gravely injured, Nor is sent in her place. To her dismay, the tyrannical Prince Ceren is as forbidding and cold as his castle. But she finds an ally in his charming half-brother Prince Talin and through him Nor uncovers startling truths about a failing royal bloodline, a murdered queen and a plot to destroy the home she was once so eager to leave.