Our Lady of Joy - Our Lady of Joy #1
Publisher: Valery Keith
What do you do when you're not who you thought you were?
When Lira is returned to the alternate dimension of her birth, she discovers that she is Our Lady of Joy, the only Emotion Conduit to survive to maturity in that world's history. While being so important might seem like a dream come true for some girls, for her, it's closer to a nightmare. Making things even worse is her violent Guardian Rease, who seems like he might be even more troubled than she is. Too bad he's still the cutest boy she's ever met.
As Lira struggles to adapt to a life she never wanted, her father Jonas is coming for her. Only he has a secret of his own, a dark and dangerous past he thought abandoned long ago. But he has no choice, because he knows what she does not: the future will bring a war to their peaceful world, a war in which Our Lady must stand for the light.
Author's note to potential readers: this is a lengthy, character-driven epic romantic fantasy written exclusively for readers who do not wish to look at maps or check character lists, but prefer to read for the emotionally immersive experience of "befriending" characters they love. Throughout the series, there are numerous slow-burn romances between strong female characters and the intelligent, honorable gentlemen who respect and appreciate them, as well as war dogs, horses and a fussy, highly pampered cat or two. This series does contain adult themes, but there are no explicit or graphic sex scenes.