“Descriptions are riveting. I was there! I felt touched by the characters, I traveled with them, felt joy with them, hurt with them, made love with them! A spellbinding story!”
D’Arcy Laughlin makes you live with the characters, you feel their joy, their pain, their frustrations, their sense of adventure, their love, you KNOW them. The story mesmerizes.
Another intriguing question about Sacrifice For A Kingdom is, “Who makes the bigger sacrifice?” This story is captivating. I’m anxiously awaiting the sequel.
“Prepare to be shocked! Sacrifice For A Kingdom juxtaposes exceptional sex with an exposé on religion. A unique book. A great read. Timeless.”
“I love how she woos you with the romance of falling in love and then wallops you with intense passion, mystery, controversy, danger, and adventure!”
“This is a first. In her novel Sacrifice For A Kingdom, Laughlin is challenging readers to think about controversial issues while further exciting them with detailed sex. Interestingly, she pulls it off successfully with panache.”
“You may start out thinking Sacrifice For A Kingdom is a woman’s love story but you couldn’t be more wrong. Both genders MUST read this book!”
“My buddy and I told our wives that we want them to grow their hair long, so they can do to us what Elizabeth did to Prince Michael with her hair! Apart from the beguiling sex, this book is seriously thought-provoking.”
“Travelling through their journey with Elizabeth and Prince Michael (and their other loves), inspires me to travel and experience other cultures. The education about Trinidad and the Caribbean was an eye-opener, and I’ve got to find that hair-raising road ‘somewhere in Europe,’ drive the one on the Amalfi Coast, and go back to New York in the spring!”
“I’m a seventy-five year old man, and after reading Sacrifice For A Kingdom, I can’t believe how much I’ve missed out!”
“Sacrifice For A Kingdom has so inspired me to do more with my life, I’ve decided to go back to school.”
“It’s fascinating how D’Arcy Laughlin manages to believably intertwine the present with the past in a serious love story between royalty and commoner. If you think Prince Michael’s secret is shocking, you’d better be sitting for when Elizabeth starts dropping her bombs!”
“Being a hard-working fiftyish man, I read only books pertaining to work, but a friend insisted I read Sacrifice For A Kingdom to “relax” me. How wrong she was! That book had me so stimulated I could barely put it down to get much needed sleep! Yet when I finished it, I wanted MORE! Read it and you’ll see what I mean.”
“I never read novels. I read Sacrifice For A Kingdom to appease my wife, my son’s wife, and, my son, who assured me it wasn’t the usual wishy-washy love story and that I would enjoy it. That was an understatement. I actually LOVED it!”
“You’ve got to admire Laughlin for addressing such controversial issues in her first novel, which is actually a very believable love story involving commoners and royalty. Kudos to her for having the courage.”
“I’m not going to feel guilty about being so cliché in what I think of this book, and I’m going to say it in just two words, “Amazing! Unputdownable!”
“This novel surprised me. Firstly because I couldn’t believe it was her first (what was she doing all this time!?), and secondly, it was extremely well-written for someone with no literary background. I won’t divulge anything about it, I’ll let readers enjoy the unfolding story and its many amazements, and simply say, “I’m holding my breath for her next one.”
“Sacrifice For A Kingdom will make one hell of a movie! Or a mini-series. It’s an epic! It has everything: romance, great sex, adventure, danger, controversy, psychology, religion and spirituality, and interesting secrets which are gradually exposed. It’s going to be HUGE!”
Myrna Welch, B.A., University of Illinois, English Teacher, Chicago, Tampa
“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. This aspect of the book, especially as it relates to Trinidad, is a feast of discovery! Kudos to the author on the well researched and compelling love saga with the hopeful expectation of more to come!”
Dr. Larry R. Thompson, J.D., M.S., B.A., President, Ringling College
“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. I loved how the author so creatively fashioned this juxtaposition of thought.
Much like a mystery novel, I was kept awake at night while reading it, waiting to find out what happens next. The mysterious and exotic backgrounds of the well-developed characters stimulated my imagination. 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.”
“Thankfully not Fifty Shades, the sex is even more interesting, stimulating, and sometimes hilarious. Beautifully written, Laughlin takes romantic story-telling to new heights with attacking some serious social issues in Sacrifice For A Kingdom, particularly Female Equality, as well as man’s damage to the planet. This is going to create a big stir!”
“Not your typical romance novel, D’Arcy Laughlin shocks with not only titillating detailed love-making, but with her female protagonist’s speeches titled ‘God Has No Gender’, in which she holds patriarchal religions accountable for damaging all humanity, by their discrimination against females.”