My rating: 3 of 5 stars
First, I would highly recommend reading the first two books in the series before reading this one if only to understand the history of the characters and previous decisions and events that have shaped them into the way they are in this book. This is a decent blend of political, Christian Fiction, and the psychology of birth order. Having three of my own children I found that the later aspect was a bit too rigid although it helped to provide the logic for decisions and actions. The writing is well crafted and well edited with no glaring grammatical issues that stood out to me. The plot is intriguing with enough to keep the reader engaged, even through the slower parts of the novel. I received an ARC through the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This opinion is my own, it may differ from yours, and it was provided without expectation of compensation.