A Lifetime of Longing
Princess Xue Xi Shi is the only girl in the huge Royal Family of the Xue Nong Kingdom, an oasis in the middle of the desert. A kingdom that is coveted by the powerful Ming Kingdom. Led by the Crown Prince Ren Yu of the Ming, the Imperial Armies attack the peaceful kingdom of Xue Nong. To defend the Kingdom, Xi Shi's father, King Xue Xi Hong and his many sons, along with the great General Chen He Shui and his son Chen He Shan rally for the battle. But fate's against them, as the General is killed by the Crown Prince Ren Yu, and Xue Xi Hong decides to surrender. Chen He Shan, to whom Xi Shi has given her heart, decides to seek revenge and leaves the Kingdom which is swarmed by the Ming Soldiers. And Xi Shi has to face the consequences of this Surrender, which changed her life forever. She's no longer the sheltered Princess of the Family. She's now going to be the wife of her Enemy's son, the Crown Prince Ren Yu who killed her lover's father. Laced with tragedy, love, happiness, heartbreak, witty moments and profound wisdom, this book delves into the life of a Princess whose choices are taken away from her by the circumstances.