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Hereafter

(The Lost Princesses #3)

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The third lost princess. The final key to the treasure. And a battle for the throne.

Growing up deep in the forest as a poor charcoal burner’s daughter, Emmeline has always known her identity as a princess of Mercia, and she lives in fear of being caught and killed. When her adopted father returns from town with news regarding the imminence of war, Emmeline has
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Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Published October 2019 by Northern Lights Press
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Nicki Chapelway
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So I'm probably just going to SCREAM FOREVER WHY IS THIS SERIES OVER WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THE REST OF MY LIFE????

I loved Jody Hedlund's last YA series. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. But this series? This lost princess trilogy? This series takes the tea. I mean seriously I am in love.

And because I couldn't help myself here is another collage.



Emmaline was my favorite of the sisters. She was relatable in her anxiety
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Beth Erin
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This series goes out with a bang and I couldn't be happier with the conclusion! The third novel delivers more nonstop action yet the levels of romantic attraction are significantly higher due to the nature of this marriage of convenience story! Deliciously swoony, this sweet romance is a slow burn and tastefully done!

Innocence, chivalry, and life lessons are woven throughout the story of Hereafter. Just as in real life, the right choice
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Susan Snodgrass
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'God oft gives us more than we deserve. I can do no less for others.'

Jody Hedlund definitely saved the best for last in her Lost Princesses medieval series. The medieval setting is my favorite, I think, and she does it so very well. This time we have Emmeline's story, she who is a twin to Princess Maribel. They both, along with their older sister, Princess Adelaide, were spirited away when the evil King Ethelwulf killed their parents and took control over the kingdom. For 18 years th
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MJSH
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Courage is not the absence of fear but the determination to persevere when circumstances are at their worst.”

I love Jody Hedlund’s books - both historical and YA - and this finale to the Lost Princesses series is Jody Hedlund at her finest. Though I expected to see some surprises in the plot, I was not prepared for the intensity of emotion, flurry of non-stop action with danger and rescues aplenty, depth of character development and unexpected plot twists in this beautifully crafted
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Adrienne
Emmeline, raised as the daughter of a charcoal burner deep in the forest, has always known her true identity as a princess--and she has never wanted to embrace it. She's perfectly happy living with her adoptive parents away from civilization, other than the fact that she's constantly afraid they'll be found. When her parents tell her it's time to join her two sisters and claim her true identity as a princess, fighting against the evil King Ethelwulf, she doesn't want to. Before she can figure ou ...more
Sara Cardon
What a great premise! I was so excited to get to this final book in the series and I loved it! The enemy prince finds the last lost princess and marries her right away to keep the people from joining the rebels. The sweet thing is how he fully intends to win her affection and honor his marriage vows to her. I enjoyed this from start to finish.
Stephanie - Adventures Thru Wonderland
This is the one I've been waiting for! Not only do we get Emmeline's story, which I wanted ever since reading Always, knowing she ended up with Felicity and Lance, but after reading Adelaide's story, I've wanted Rex's story too, and to get both in the exciting twist? *gimme - gimme!*

Review: I was right! I loved this one! Actually, while I was excited for this one, I ended up caught up in the story and loved the surprise twists that came at just the right places. I'm so glad I was abl
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Angeline
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It is finally here! The last book in Jody Hedlund’s amazing series, The Lost Princesses. I was so excited for Hereafter and it does not disappoint. Hereafter follows the adventure of the younger twin, Emmeline. She has had an upbringing much different from either of her sisters. She was brought up knowing who she was, she was raised by the elite guard and the lady’s maid that saved her life and the lives of her sisters.
Emmeline has lived in hiding her whole life, she has grown up as a she
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Lifeofliterature
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A perfect end to a great series! I loved the characters in this book and really enjoyed reading about how their love, which was initially forced, develops and changes as it faces trials over and over again. The romance is clean and certainly appropriate for young adults. The characters were also individually challenged to grow into strong and courageous people. The ending has a wonderful conclusion to the fight for the crown and the lost princesses we have met in the other books. I think it is b ...more
Patti Whitson Stephenson She Lives to Read
This final book in this “fairytale” series is everything the ending to a series like this should be. The “Lost Princesses” are finally together, but there was a twist to this reunion that I wasn’t quite expecting that ramped up the anticipation a little bit. Each of the princesses has her chance to show courage and compassion in her own special way.

This book is focused on Emmeline. She has some tough choices to make as far as her loyalties are concerned, and her path to romance and happily-ever
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Sylvia
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The third lost princess. The final key to the treasure. And a battle for the throne.

"Hereafter" is a beautiful ending to an exhilarating, romantic, and compelling series. Author Jody Hedlund excels in blending faith with adventure and passion, and this story is no exception. Filled with inspirational characters, lessons in faith and love, and a story that reminds readers of what is important in life, readers won't be able to put this book down. Although I wish the series didn't have
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Melissa
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a fantastic finale to the Lost Princess series! I could not put it down, I was so intrigued at seeing how story would play out and how the evil king would finally be defeated. Hereafter is a satisfying conclusion with lots of romance, action and twists and turns. I was completely surprised at a couple of the twists and Jody wove a brilliant tale. I was also surprised at Jody’s match for Emmaline and how that worked in to the story. Well done!

I received this book from the author and was not
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Paty
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the final installment of the Lost Princesses Series from Jody Hedlund.
Oh my! My heart was totally engaged in this fast paced, adventurous and intriguing, sweet and passionate at the same time, wonderful and inspiring, medieval romance! I can truly say without hesitating that I had a hard time putting it down and that I stayed late into the night to finish this incredible trilogy! Wow! I love Jody Hedlund’s books and I really thought, since this was a YA trilogy, that in no way it c
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Alyssa Amey Madjeski
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As I prepared to read this final novel in Jody Hedlund’s The Lost Princesses series, I could not wait to find out how the journey would end. I just knew it would be exciting and romantic, and I was not disappointed. Jody has concluded her series in the best way possible- a completely rewarding conclusion with lots of unexpected twists.

Emmeline is a delightful heroine. We meet her in the comfort of the forest where she has lived her whole life, shadowed by her pet fox. She has always known she w
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Meagan Myhren-bennett
Hereafter
The Lost Princesses #3
By Jody Hedlund

Emmeline has always known she was one of the lost princesses of Mercia. For the last 18 years, she has been raised by the very people who saved her and her sisters from the blade of King Ethelwulf. But the time has come to leave all she's known and join with her sisters in their attempt to reclaim the throne that rightfully belongs to Queen Adelaide Constance. But Emmeline fears that she hasn't the courage to face the coming w
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Erin
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
The final book in the Lost Princess series is here! With eldest princess Adelaide Constance ready to reclaim her rightful place as queen of Mercia, it is time for youngest princess Emmeline to come out of hiding. Raised in isolation in Inglewood Forest., Emmeline has always known her true identity, but she loves her quiet home and has no interest in stepping into the public eye, especially during a war.

When crown prince Ethelrex finally tracks down Emmeline and threatens her family,
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Blessed & Bookish
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Like the novella, Always, and the other novels, Evermore and Foremost, Emmeline and Rex’s story is full of adventure, danger, and romance. The theme throughout the book is courage. Will Emmeline have the courage to do what it takes to create peace? Will Rex have the courage to follow the honor in his heart? There were so many wonderful lines about courage, and I loved how Emmeline’s faith played such a large part in her finding her own.
It’s hard to say I have a favorite princess, but I wou
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Kelly Hodgkins
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jody Hedlund began this fairytale series with Always, the tale of Lance and Felicia’s rescue of three princesses when their parents are killed as the invading army takes over. Two books later, the reader gets to rejoin the couple, 18 years on as their adoptive daughter, Emmeline, is forced to accept her destiny as a princess.

Continuing from the second book, Foremost, the ruling king’s son, Ethelrex, is set the task by his father to find and marry Emmeline before her sisters’ army inv
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Edward Arrington
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having enjoyed the stories of the first two lost princesses, I was looking forward to reading Emmeline’s story. I was definitely pleased with the story, which had very different twists from the others. If you read the prequel, you know that Emmeline was the princess who was kept by the couple who secreted the twins away from Delsworth Castle just hours after they were born. Unlike her twin sister and their older sister who were never told about their birth family, she was told from a young age a ...more
K P
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jody Hedlund brings her Lost Princesses series to a close with a splash. Hereafter will fill in details about what has been happening in Emmeline's life. This princess has been living deep in the forest of Mercia. Emmaline's adoptive parents have told her the truth about the fate of her actual parents and she has been trained to always be cautious of strangers. However, one day this training is all for naught, when Prince Ethelrex, son of King Ethelwulf, suddenly enters her world!

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Elizabeth
Jody Hedlund saved the best for last in her Lost Princesses series! I was so thrilled to read the conclusion to this story, but I wish it didn’t have to end. With a strong romance thread and a healthy dose of action, Hereafter was, hands down, my favorite book in this amazing series.

Emmeline, the final lost princess, was raised always knowing her identity and living in fear of the day King’s Ethelwulf’s men would come for her. Ethelrex, now the crown prince of Mercia, has been sent b
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Andrea
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An EXCITING conclusion to The Lost Princesses series! I enjoyed every minute of it! There were many times I was holding my breath, sitting on the edge of my seat while reading.
I loved the feelings and emotions shown throughout the story. Emmeline grew up knowing her history and who she. Lance taught her well but the fear of being discovered was always there.
I loved it when Emmeline learned this definition of courage;
"Courage is not the absence of fear but the determination to persevere w
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Carol R.
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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In Hereafter, Emmeline grew up knowing she was one of the lost princesses of Mercia, but she never wanted to leave her life as an impoverished charcoal burner’s daughter. Her adopted father trains her to be able to escape in the isolated woods, undetected from those searching for her.

She has no desire to join the war against King Ethelwulf or join Queen Adelaide (the rightful heir to Mercia's throne) in her fight against Ethelwulf. The prince wants to show his loyalty to the king by tracking he
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Kelli
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Was it possible that when we made up our minds to face our monsters, God gave us the right amount of courage at the exact moment we needed it?”

Oh! I am so sad this series is finished. What a delightful series to read.
I have always enjoyed Hedlund’s books. This final book was such a strong finish. There was a lot more romance in this one and I loved it. The action was plentiful as well.

The final princess in hiding brings us back to where it all started with Lance and Felicia. I wis
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Becky Dempsey
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Hereafter" is the third book in the Lost Princesses series. It is important to have read the first two books, plus the prequel novella, before reading "Hereafter" to be able to fully understand what is going on. I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Hearafter" and am sad we don't have any more princesses to have more stories. The story was well written and I was drawn into the lives of Emmeline and Rex. I'll be honest and say I was a little dismayed to discover that Emmeline would marry Rex, because Re ...more
Rachael
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Perhaps real treasure lies not in the wealth deep in the labyrinth, but in the gifts God has bestowed upon us- gifts we can use for the greater good of the kingdom and the people.”

This series ended with the best book yet!! This book was fantastic. I loved the characters, the interesting plots, subplots and twists and turns of the story. The reader knows they are going to get the “Happily-ever-after.” This book, tho, isn’t entirely predictable...I love it for that!

So much of want I
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Kristine Morgan
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hereafter by Jody Hedlund is the third and final book in the Lost Princess series. Emmiline is one of the twin daughters of the king and queen of Mercia. With the death of the king and queen in Always, a novella, Lance an Elite guard and Lady Felicia flee with the three Princesses. The Three are separated and Lance and Felicia raise Emmaline in the forest. This is Emmaline's story and it is a tale of love and courage. The story is again full of knights and treasure, princesses and bravery. I fou ...more
Leann Arave
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am standing in awe of Jody Hedlund! This was the perfect ending to this amazing series! I was so anxious to read it, but as I got closer to the end, I wanted to slow down so it wouldn’t end!! The characters of Emmeline and Rex were so well defined. The story so well written, I felt as if I was right there with them! This book could be read as a stand alone. But... it is sooooo much better if you read them in order. There are many wonderful lessons to learn throughout this series. To know that ...more
Terressa
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent ending to the series! Courage, wisdom and healing are three amazing gifts we each possess that can be used for good throughout our lives. These princesses have discovered the true meaning and ability of ruling a country with these gifts.
In this third book, Emmeline quickly discovers her gift of courage and overcomes her fears amidst severe trials and an initially forced marriage.
A fantastic story line created with characters of depth. Excellent story!!

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Amy
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hereafter is the third and final installment from Jody Hedlund young adult series, The Lost Princesses. I loved this book, even though, I am sad to say goodbye to the series. Emmeline and Ethelrex had wonderful chemistry from the start. I had no problem having this whole tale read in one sitting.
I give Hereafter a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend this book, as well as, the rest of the series for readers who love a sweet, clean, adventurous story.
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Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s l
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