​Set in 1752, Emerald is the fascinating saga of eighteen year old Cossette, a young woman who was raised by pirates from the age of six. She is sent in the disguise of a princess to the European kingdom of Sandonia in an attempt to steal the most valuable emerald in the world, The Pea. The story however, is not simply a story about heist. Emerald is a story about how a young woman, who has spent her entire life living a lie, discovers the truth about love, herself, her captain, and a horrifying murder committed over nothing more than revenge and a jewel.

A new version of The Princess and the Pea, with breathtaking romance, pirates, action, murder, revenge, and suspense that never stops, Emerald is a beautifully written tale that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. 

You might think that because Emerald is about a heroin who's story revolves around the classic fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea, that this book is childish. But that is not the case at all. Throughout the story the "forbidden" romantic relationship between Cossette and her childhood companion Roger is developed. But their romance is not your "typical" relationship. Instead it is made of substance, not moody encounters or overly dramatized confessions of love. You will be sitting on the edge of your seat, waiting for them to finally get together! The author also weaves in a significant amount of humor that will make you laugh out loud on multiple occasions, action that will have you waiting to see the antagonist get his due, and plot twists that leave you wondering what will come around the next corner. So, don't close the book just yet...

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Madelyn Sneckner loves to write. But that is only one expression of her creativity. She also loves to paint canvas and watercolor, compose music, play the piano and cello, and sing. Emerald is the first of many novels to come from her pen.