Guard Her Heart

(16 customer reviews)


Crown of Promise, Book 2



By Hannah Currie

To all bar a few, the Guardian of Raedonleith is a mystery. To Lady Mykah, second daughter of King Lior, it’s her calling. For the past four years, the mask has given Mykah a way to care for her people in her father’s stead while she hides from them how distant their king has become. Never once has she questioned her mission nor thought the cost too high—until the night an arrow finds her. Though she has the courage of a knight and the calling of the Almighty, Mykah admits she would have died if not for the man who carried her to safety. A man who is as determined to keep his identity hidden as she is.

Six years ago, Sir Finnian lost his heart to a mysterious young archer. Though he searched, he never learned her name—until the night he shot her. On his brother’s orders. Wracked with guilt, Finnian makes protecting Lady Mykah his new mission, never guessing how difficult it will prove to be. The Guardian has more enemies than she knows, and they’re closer than she realizes.

The longer Finnian stays, the clearer the price of his vow becomes. Because the only way to win Mykah’s heart will be to break his own. And the only way to keep hers beating will be to break it altogether.


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16 reviews for Guard Her Heart

  1. Claire Babler

    Exceptional! Guard Her Heart by Hannah Currie is an exceptionally well-written book that I thoroughly enjoyed! Guard Her Heart makes my childhood heart happy with a mix between fairytale, medieval knights and ladies, and the ever-present fight of good versus evil. I enjoyed the fast-paced plot, the strong characters, and the overarching themes of family, faith, and trust. I appreciated the strong protectors and defenders in this book, especially that of the Guardian of Raedonleith and those who protected Lady Mykah’s secret identity. Although this story is in a different setting and time, the issues and lessons the characters learned could be helpful to readers of today. I appreciated the whole package this book brought, great plot, adventure, strong and honorable characters, romance, faith, and so much more. Pick up Guard Her Heart by Hannah Currie to enjoy an excellent captivating tale!

    I have not yet read the first book in Ms. Currie’s Crown of Promise series, but I cannot wait to read more in this engaging series. It has been a refreshing change of read for me. I love the time of knights and royalty as well as the fantasy land of Redonleith. If you are looking for a book with a complex plot, a charming setting, strong characters, and more mystery, intrigue, and adventure than you would expect in one book, look no further than Guard Her Heart. Happy readings!

    Disclaimer: White Crown Publishing graciously provided me with a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and part of an unbiased review.

  2. Lettie Agee

    I loved this book so much. First of all, books with archery and archers as main characters are a guilty pleasure of mine; I love them. Therefore, this book was already a must read for me, but after reading it, I love it for much much more than just the archery.
    Finnian and Mykah were such fantastic characters and they had great chemistry together. Their banter made me smile many times throughout the narrative. They had a bit of a “You’ve Got Mail” dynamic going on as they passed notes and interacted in person which was so cute. Furthermore, each of them had such profound personal journeys throughout the book that greatly touched my heart.
    Beyond the romance, I really appreciated all of the spiritual aspects of this novel. It had themes of redemption, callings, changing dreams, forgiveness, trust, and love. Each of these topics intertwined with each other in a way that was realistic and touching. I could really tell that Currie allowed the Lord to lead her in writing this book and it’s message.
    I gave this book five stars and would recommend it to anyone who asked. I look forward to reading the rest of the Crown of Promise series.
    Thank you to WhiteCrown Publishing and Hannah Currie who provided me with an advance copy of this book as I am part of the launch team. All opinions are completely my own.

  3. Candide

    Guard Her Heart, by Hannah Currie was really good!

    I had read the first book in the Crown of Promise series (Bring Her Home) and also loved it !
    But the second book was, in my opinion even better 🙂

    I loved how Hannah described the characters and how we were able to read the story from their points of view, and that we could switch from one to the other ! And not only the two main characters but other ones too ! I really enjoyed that.
    It was really well written and I was deep in the story from the first page !
    It was nice to hear about the characters from the first book and discover what happened to them after.

    Ithink this is my new favourite book 🙂
    I can’t wait for the third book in this series to come out !

    — I received a complimentary copy this book from the publishers. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone. —

  4. Kathryn Pfeifer

    Hannah Currie’s writing continues to impress me with each novel she releases. Clean, sweet romances full of princesses, royal intrigue, and strength of character, Currie knows how to deliver a story that young adults and more mature audiences are certain to enjoy. I could hardly pull myself away from this story of Mykah and Finnian, whose journey was fraught with danger, mysterious family dynamics, and emotional discovery. Their story moved swiftly, leaving me both breathless and completely satisfied.

    If you haven’t checked out Currie’s books, I highly recommend them. I know I am eagerly awaiting all future books from her!!!

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publishers. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

  5. Paty Hinojosa

    What an amazing Medieval Royal Romance! I haven’t read book one in the series but now I HAVE to read Evangeline’s story too! This is a wonderful Series!
    Lady Mykah, second daughter of King Lior, is fulfilling an impacting calling from God: to take care of the needy of Raedonleith because of her father’s unwilling neglect due to an emotional low spirit after a tragedy. But she does it anonymously, hiding behind a mask and visiting the town in the middle of the night, providing them with food and warm clothes, medicine, etc. That’s how she earns the title of the Guardian. But nobody knows who she is behind the mask, until the night she is shot by an arrow and rescued by a mystery man who keeps his identity hidden and writes her anonymous letters. She has never been afraid of what her mission ensues, but now she wonders: If not for this mysterious man, she might have died! But little she knows that if not for this man, she wouldn’t have been shot in the first place. But she is determined to continue on with her mission, even if her own life is at stake. Meanwhile, her childhood friend returns after many years from disappearing, to offer for her hand. She has always trusted Cole, but is he still the same friend he was before leaving? And what of the mystery man who writes to her? Why does his letters make her heart light up?
    Sir Finnian hasn’t forgotten the beautiful young archer he met years ago at a tournament. But she vanished without he knowing her name or who she was. Until the night he shoots her, by her brother’s orders to kill the Guardian, and discovers not only he has shot the woman of his dreams, but also the daughter of King Lior. When her brother insists on sending someone else if he doesn’t finish her off, he vows to protect her at all costs. But that means forced proximity, even if she won’t be happy about it as they are considered enemies because of his brother’s actions. Keeping her safe will be harder than he imagined. Will he have to sacrifice his love for her to keep her from harm?
    This was a wonderful story that captivated me from page one! The plot was fast paced with unexpected twists, the characters were driven and had a lot of good qualities to learn from, while still flawed. The romance was so sweet and endearing, and I loved the part about them exchanging mystery letters while interacting in person, kind of like a medieval version of “You’ve Got Mail”. The enemies to lovers trope was masterfully done. I loved the way Finnian flirted with her and the banter that ensued. They had a wonderful chemistry and the enemy aspect made it all the more enticing. I loved both Mykah and Finnian. They were strong characters. The way Mykah sacrificed herself for the less fortunate and how her heart ached for their sufferings was inspiring. She was selfless and strong-willed. Compassionate to the core. That’s one of the things that melted Finnian: her heart of gold. He had a kind heart too and Mykah inspires the best in him: compassion, sacrifice, courage. He will do anything for her and his protectiveness was so endearing.
    It may be considered a YA novel, but it’s the perfect read for adults in my opinion. The medieval and royal setting is so well portrayed, it felt quite realistic. The knights, the castle, the traditions, I felt transported in time!.
    And the inspiring message behind the story and the characters was deep and though provoking: redemption, unconditional love, trust in God, sacrificial love, forgiveness, the answer to God’s calling and the love of others before oneself.
    I highly recommend this book to anyone! Can’t wait to read Rose’s story! After reading Evangeline’s of course. Even if this book can be read as a standalone, I recommend to read it in order to get to know the whole cast of characters better.
    I received a complimentary digital copy from the Publisher but wasn’t required a positive review. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

  6. Tracie

    When I first started reading Guard Her Heart, I was hooked from the very beginning. We immediately care about the characters. Plenty of tension, suspense, and great writing. Letters between two of the characters adds depth to the story. The author effectively weaves romance into the plot to build a strong story. Definitely a stay-up-late kind of read. Recommended reading, and I would read another book by this author. I received a complimentary copy this book from the publishers. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone. @WhiteCrownPublishing #GuardHerHeart #CrownofPromise

  7. Megan Schaulis

    Mykah and Finnian will steal your heart!

    I loved this book. Once I got a few chapters in and the story started moving, I couldn’t put it down. Finnian’s struggles to be more than his past and to rise above his tainted family name were so relatable. Princess Mykah had equally relevant problems as she sorted through family hurts, prejudice, and the real source of her identity.

    Guard Her Heart is a royal romance featuring knights and ladies in a fictional medieval kingdom. Fans of Melanie Dickenson’s Hagenheim series or Jody Hedlund’s medieval romances will adore this book. Though nothing struck me as inaccurate, the focus is on the characters more than the historical setting.

    I appreciated the characters’ faith showing up in how they thought and spoke. Each POV character has a relationship with “the Almighty,” and the story is inspired by the Parable of the Good Samaritan. That said, the values displayed—courage, helping others, finding your purpose—are universal.

    This is a clean romance. The love story grows from genuine affection and compatibility not just attraction. There are no lustful thoughts or struggles with self-control. The affection is chaste, focusing more on the character’s feelings than physical actions. Though it’s not marketed as YA, the content and romance are appropriate for teens.

    You can read Guard Her Heart without first reading Bring Her Home, book one in the Crown of Promise series, but it contains many spoilers about that story. I can’t wait to read the third sister’s story—and find out her secret!—in book three.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publishers. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

  8. Jeanti Steenkamp

    Medieval romance worth the read

    *This review is spoiler free*

    Diving into “Guard her Heart” by Hannah Currie is like embarking on a captivating journey and I enjoyed every minute of it. As the next chapter in the Crown of Promise series, set against the medieval backdrop of Raedonleith, Hannah weaves a tale rich in intrigue, romance, faith and duty that grabs your attention from page one.

    I was introduced to Lady Mykah in the first book in the series, Bring Her Home, (which I highly recommend by the way, and have already read twice) but it wasn’t until Guard Her Heart that we met the mysterious Guardian of Raedonleith, her alter ego. Mykah is a young woman who commands respect and displays empathy, navigating the complexities of her role as the Guardian as well as a daughter of the King. Mykah’s dedication to her kingdom, even amid serious injury and danger, provides a compelling glimpse into the trials of leadership and self-sacrifice. She grows through her struggles, learning to let go and to rely on and trust others and not doing everything by herself. And then of course being brave enough to be vulnerable and face the unknown and a future different than the one she imagined.

    On the other hand, Sir Finnian, our handsome hero, serves as an intriguing counterpart to Mykah. Their dynamic, filled with witty exchanges and heartfelt letters, is both touching and engaging. As their relationship unfolds, it becomes a testament to the power of trust, mutual understanding, and shared challenges. He supports Mykah and shows her that there is more to her than meets the eye, even more than she sees in herself.
    One of the standout features of the book is the Psalm that Hannah introduces at the beginning of each book. This addition not only establishes a spiritual foundation but beautifully ties into the deeper themes explored throughout the narrative. It resonates with a sense of unwavering love and devotion, showing us a glimpse of her heart for the characters.

    For fans of the series, there’s a wonderful continuity in “Guard Her Heart”. The return of beloved characters like Lady Evangeline and Sir Darrek adds depth, providing readers with more insight into the world Hannah has created. And the glimpse into Lady Rose’s story that we are looking forward to in the next book.

    The pacing of the story is well-handled. Hannah keeps readers engaged, with a story that is fast paced and full of surprises. She keeps the reader guessing, blending unexpected twists with deep character moments. As the story unfolds it reinforces the idea of faith and God’s plan at play in our lives.
    In essence, “Guard Her Heart” was a fantastic read and I am very excited for the rest of the series. Hannah mixed the best bits of medieval story telling with love, duty, and faith. A must-read for those seeking a tale that resonates both emotionally and spiritually. Make sure to #GuardYourReadingTime because you won’t be putting this book down anytime soon!

    “I suppose faith is a bit like an arrow… you make it well, hold it tight, aim I the best you can, but you never realise its true power and effectiveness until you let it go…use it for the purpose it was created”.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publishers. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

  9. lanabobana

    Hannah Currie weaves an amazing tale full of strong characters, wonderful background, and a story that pulls the reader in from the first page to the last. It is almost impossible to put this book down once you start it. The character development is truly amazing, they leap off the page and into the room. You can feel the heart of Mykah, the determination and love of Finnian. They take the reader on a magical journey through a medieval setting full of danger, hope, and love. This is the second book of the Crown of Promise series and Hann ah Currie brings an even deeper story with this book. I loved getting to know Princess Mykah and her heart for the mission God gives her. It was so fun learning more about Finnian and his devotion to all that is good, even when it may put him at odds with family. A royal story worth every minute it takes to absord this delightful tale! Hannah Currie is a talented author who’s next book is already on my TBR pile. She blesses her audience with detailed descriptions and research, authentic characters, and enough danger to get the heart pumping through to the end of the story. I can’t recommend this book enough! I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

  10. Kristina Barnes

    A few times a year, I read a book that is absolutely addicting!! And Guard Her Heart by Hannah Currie is one of them. I absolutely fell in love with Lady Mykah and Finnian’s story from the very beginning. Mykah’s strength, determination, and self-sacrificing love she had for her people were inspiring to me. She is a fierce and brave woman worthy of the nickname Finnian gives her. Oh, Finnian. With enough charm to make most women swoon (maybe not Mykah), he steals scene after scene with his noble heart and earnest love for the princess. I loved the enemies (at least to Mykah) to more trope in this story as well as the patient, slow burn of romance between the two. Add in all the danger of being the Guardian and the secrets being kept by people at court, and you won’t be able to stop reading until you know what trouble Mykah and Finnian are going to get into next.
    There were many great inspirational lessons in this story, and I enjoyed Mykah struggling with hearing God’s calling for her life. Her struggle really resonated with my life and gave me comfort in my own trials.
    Overall, I would highly recommend this novel to all fans of historical romance, especially medieval romance. All around, it’s a highly entertaining and inspirational read for anyone searching for their next book hangover.
    I was given a copy of this book by the publisher with no expectations of a positive review. All opinions are my own.

  11. Anna

    “𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒆 𝒂 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒇𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒊𝒏 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕.” – 𝑨𝒊𝒚𝒂𝒏𝒂 💚

    Doesn’t that quote just send warm fuzzies all through you? 🥰
    It sure caught my attention.

    I’m always up for a medieval romance, and I’d been waiting for Guard Her Heart for a whole year after reading and LOVING Bring Her Home, the first book in the series. So, I was honored to be included in the launch team for this book. (Thank you, WhiteCrown Publishing !)

    Guard Her Heart was a really fun and lighthearted book to read, but it was also very heartfelt. Hannah Currie sends impactful messages through engaging and relatable characters Finnian and Mykah. I loved the way she explored their innermost desires and fears as they sought God’s will in their lives.

    One of the best things about this book was Finnian and Mykah’s great romantic chemistry and fun banter. Fiery and devoted Mykah was an easy protagonist to get behind, and it was so fun to watch the charming Finnian – whom she’s determined not to fall for – pursue her. The inclusion of the anonymous letters they sent to one another also brought a tenderness to their relationship that I really enjoyed reading.

    I think a lot of people will be able to relate to Currie’s characters as I did, and what better way to tell their story than with noble knights, royalty, and romance!

    Overall, Guard Her Heart was a very fun read, and I can’t wait for the next book in the Crown of Promise series!

    I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are completely my own.

  12. Stephanie York

    Mykah and Finnigan will be my new favorite couple. A clean medieval romance with a HEA.
    The conflict that was between them seemed insurmountable. They trusted each other and the Lord to get through it.
    She was the one job that he did not see coming.
    I would recommend this book. It is book 2 to a series but could be read as a standalone in my opinion.
    I received a complimentary digital copy from the Publisher but wasn’t required a positive review. This is my honest and unbiased opinion

  13. Meagan @ Blooming with Books

    Guard Her Heart
    Crown of Promise #2
    By Hannah Currie
    Published by WhiteCrown

    Lady Mykah feels the call to aid those who are in need. She has never questioned that. But she has kept her identity secret as she moves through the night, leaving aid at the door of those whose needs she knows. But Mykah has made an enemy, an enemy who seeks her death.

    Sir Finnigan has long sought his elder brother’s approval. He’s never questioned the orders he’s been given until now. When Finnigan shoots and nearly kills the young woman who stole his heart years ago, he determines that his loyalty lies not with his brother but with the king and the young woman known as the Guardian of Raedonleith.

    Determined to make amends for his actions, Finnigan rides to give warning and to win the heart of the lady who captured his heart years ago.

    I really enjoyed this book, which is set in the time of knights and chivalry. It was interesting watching events unfold and seeing how the various characters were woven together. Even more so when saw events from differing perspectives. Who do you trust, and who do you hold at arm’s length. I liked Mykah, but I also felt her feelings about Finnigan were most interesting, considering her position on other matters. And I felt Finnigan showed a strength of character in both his dealings with his brother and his later efforts in Raedonleith. This is the second book in the Crown of Promise series but it can be read as a standalone title. I’m sure the first book provides information that would explain more about King Lior and Mykah’s sister Evangeline, but it could easily be read later to answer any questions that arise while reading.

    I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.

  14. Margaret Nelson

    This is the second book in Currie’s Crown of Promise series, and tells the story of the middle daughter of King Lior, Mykah. It’s emotionally gripping in different ways than the first book, but still very hard to put down, and equally well-written. My only frustration is now I have to wait for the author to write the book about the third daughter!

  15. Rebekah Deedrick

    Very good. This author is amazing at world-building and characterization. I adored book one and this was a solid follow-up. I cannot wait for more books from this author.
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  16. Anonymous

    Guard Her Heart by Hannah Currie was truly an enjoyment to read. It was beautifully well written and many sections tugged on my heartstrings. My favorite point of view was King Lior’s. His love and wisdom, yet also sorrow and regret, concerning his daughters brought tears to my eyes. I loved Mykah’s sweet, irrepressible, and fiercely loyal nature. I absolutely loved Finnegan and his protection of and love for Mykah, but my favorite aspect by far was the development in Mykah and her father’s relationship. While this book can be read as a standalone, I would recommend reading Bring Her Home for a clearer understanding of the family’s history.
    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publishers. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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