Sacrifices For Kingdoms
by Patricia D'Arcy Laughlin
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Pub Date 24 Oct 2023 | Archive Date Not set
Sacrifices For Kingdoms is a captivating contemporary romance that takes readers on an exhilarating journey across continents and cultures. Elizabeth, a sophisticated activist and philanthropist from Trinidad, meets Michael, a socially conscious European prince, and they are irresistibly drawn to each other. As their love deepens, they must navigate dangerous secrets, political intrigue, and the struggle to reconcile their opposing loyalties.
Elizabeth is a charismatic public speaker, advocating for equality with her provocative speeches on topics like "God Has No Gender." Her activism draws the wrath of religious extremists, putting her safety at risk. Michael, deeply concerned for Elizabeth, tries to persuade her to stop, but she remains steadfast. Meanwhile, terrorists threaten the life of the future king, and eventually Elizabeth’s.
Tragedy strikes when an assassin's bullet hits its mark, leading to shocking revelations and the division of loyalties. Elizabeth, torn between her love for two kingdoms, is faced with a painful choice and must decide how much she's willing to sacrifice for those she loves.
Sacrifices For Kingdoms is a sensual and captivating romance that explores themes of love, passion, and societal norms. It delves into the complexities of relationships, challenges traditional expectations, and showcases the power of sacrifice in the face of danger and adversity. Prepare to be empowered, entertained, and enlightened by this thought-provoking tale that leaves readers yearning for more.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patricia D’Arcy Laughlin was born in Trinidad of British and French ancestry. She was educated there, the UK, and the USA. She is a world traveler and an award-winning artist, famous for developing her “Unique Stainings On Wood.” Although she has composed poetry, Sacrifices For Kingdoms is her first novel. She lives in Florida with her husband, and she has three children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
A Note From the Publisher
-Writing Great Sex Scenes: Patricia can discuss the impact of well-crafted sex scenes on reader engagement and emotional investment in the story. She can also discuss how skillful portrayal of intimacy can deepen the readers' connection to the characters and enhance the overall reading experience.
-Multicultural Settings: The book’s setting depicts a rich tapestry of cultures, from the Caribbean Islands and the USA, to idyllic European cities and countrysides. Patricia can discuss the importance of setting and its influence on the narrative, as well as the exploration of diverse cultural perspectives inspired by her own multicultural background and world travels.
-Controversial Themes and Confronting Societal Norms: The book centers around a provocative theme of "God Has No Gender," in which Elizabeth passionately advocates for the need for female equality, especially in leadership, to ensure the survival of humanity and the planet. Patricia can discuss the significance of addressing religious discrimination, climate change, and the role of literature in initiating conversations around sensitive topics and how it will prompt readers to reflect on these topics in their own lives.
“Patricia D’Arcy Laughlin is a born storyteller. Normally, the Trinidadian shares stories of exotic travels and life experiences, however, recently she has been telling a new story, one of love and power. The novel is a love story that also tackles unromantic topics such as history, equality and religion.” —Sarasota Observer
"Old-fashioned romance spins its web of danger and entanglement into contemporary lifestyles as lives collide between a sophisticated young woman, a European prince, and their mysterious other loves. Sexuality, controversy, and jet-setting make this a great read to engage your fantasies." —Karen L. Neilinger, M.A. & Int’l. M.B.A and Co-Author of the book, Think Rich! Get Rich! Stay Rich!
“This tale of passionate romance laced with intrigue completely captured my attention. The rich detail, like a painting, is a treat for the senses and is mesmerizing. As a reader, I became obsessed with the journey of these engaging, beautiful characters. In addition, provocative discussions of religion, environment and sexism give the story an extra dimension. I was particularly enamored with the panorama of mores, music, fashion, and culture presented from the U.S.A., Europe, the Caribbean and beyond. Kudos to the author on the well-researched and compelling love saga with the hopeful expectation of more to come!” —Myrna Welch, B.A., University of Illinois, English Teacher
“I found this novel written by Patricia D’Arcy Laughlin incredibly enjoyable. It is a wonderful, engaging and well-written story that captures the reader’s attention and holds it throughout. What I particularly liked about this novel was how it combined a fairy-tale-like story with a presentation of substantive and provocative issues involving themes of sexism and developed religions. In short, it is very much an adult fairy tale that makes you think. At the end, I was left wanting more. Indeed, I cannot wait for the sequel. In a nutshell, this is an engaging, entertaining, fanciful and thought-provoking novel that captures your imagination. Well done.” —Dr. Larry R. Thompson, J.D., M.S., B.A., President, Ringling College
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"Sacrifices For Kingdoms" is a compelling contemporary romance that masterfully weaves together themes of love, sacrifice, and the clash of cultures and loyalties. Set against a backdrop of activism, politics, and danger, this book delivers a passionate and thought-provoking narrative that keeps readers engaged from start to finish.
Elizabeth, the charismatic activist and philanthropist, is a dynamic and relatable character. Her dedication to her causes and her fearlessness in the face of danger make her a compelling protagonist. Michael, the European prince with a strong sense of social responsibility, is equally well-developed and complements Elizabeth's character beautifully.
The romance between Elizabeth and Michael is both sensual and heartfelt, drawing readers into their emotional journey. The obstacles they face, including threats from religious extremists and political intrigue, add layers of tension and excitement to the plot.
The novel's exploration of societal norms and expectations is a thought-provoking element that elevates the story. It challenges traditional notions of love and relationships, encouraging readers to consider the complexities of modern romance.
The pacing of the story is well-executed, with a perfect balance of romance, suspense, and character development. The writing is engaging and evocative, allowing readers to vividly imagine the settings and feel the characters' emotions.
As the narrative unfolds, shocking revelations and difficult choices test the characters' loyalties and convictions, creating a powerful and emotionally charged climax. The themes of sacrifice and the lengths to which individuals will go for love and duty are at the heart of the story, leaving readers with much to ponder.
"Sacrifices For Kingdoms" is a captivating and thought-provoking romance that skillfully explores relevant societal issues while delivering a passionate love story. It leaves readers both empowered and emotionally invested in the characters' fates, making it a highly recommended read for those who enjoy contemporary romance with depth and substance.