I think I read this around 2009 and my dad got it for me from a used book store so it could be much older.
What I remember from the story is that it follows a girl who lives in isolation in a cottage with a bunch of animals with whom she can speak. She grows into a beautiful woman and the people from the surrounding kingdom are all scared of her (I think she's some kind of sorceress). She is taken by the prince of the kingdom and I think she ends up marrying the king. Reluctantly at first but then falls in love with him. I'm pretty sure the king is also overturned from the throne at one point in the book.
If I remember correctly, the cover was purple/blue and had a sort of a garden or jungle with different animals in it.
I've been trying to find this book for so long please help!!