by R.W. Whitefield
Mariella uses magic to protect her kingdom, but also to choose her gender from male to female. As a princess, she knows she can rule her kingdom well if only her father, the king, accepts she is not a boy. Yet the king banishes her to be a servant before marrying her off to the enemy kingdom. Mariella loves her new husband, an ice-cold prince. Can she win his heart and save him and his kingdom?