Book Review: The Coronation by Livy Jarmusch

Posted by Julie on December 8, 2017 in Book Review, encouragement, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons |

Prince Addison is only several weeks away from inheriting the Kingdom of Tarsurella. The entire Palace is ablaze with excitement, as the Royal Family prepares for the event of a lifetime. Despite the exciting event which is near at hand, Addison and his younger siblings (all seven of them!) must carry on with their daily activities. Addison’s sisters, Princesses Bridget, Chasity, and Hope, have their struggles with being iconic European starlets of a modern day monarchy. The teen heiresses grace magazine covers, smile for photoshoots, and gracefully glide through important interviews–until a certain American popstar arrives on the scene. 

Kennetic Energy, the wildly popular band from the United States, is chosen to play at Addison’s Coronation. David Carter, the band’s handsome lead singer, fumbles through awkward moments with Princess Hope–in front of the cameras. When an embarrassing rumor sparks that Princess Hope is dating the young fellow, she is determined to get the band fired from their Royal gig. 

Meanwhile, Princess Chasity is dealing with her own fragile affairs of the heart. Her new security guard, Hanson Fletcher, is completely captivating, yet entirely frustrating. She attempts to keep the entrance of her heart firmly protected, while following the wisdom of Proverbs 4:23. But can she be successful in guarding her heart, from her security guard?

The Coronation is Book #1 in The Tales of Tarsurella Trilogy.

The Coronation is a unique take on royal life by looking at a large family of siblings as the oldest, Prince Addison, is about to have his coronation for the Kingdom of Tarsurella. As the family prepares, each sibling has a different personality and way of dealing with royal life. There are traditions to behold, interviews, magazine shoots, and other celebrities.

This was a fun read, especially with the royal buzz concerning Prince Harry and his engagement. I really liked the way the author used Prince Addison’s coronation to present the other siblings and their activities. I especially liked how the author created a guide of each sibling and what they were like, that helped me keep better track of who was who.


There were times I thought there was a bit of telling, where showing would have made the scene stronger, but I believe the author has great potential and overall, it does not take away with the enchantment of The Coronation.

If you need a fun escape or like to read about royal living, I believe you will really enjoy The Coronation.


I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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