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“Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you…”
The familiar lyrics made famous by Frank Sinatra came to mind from the moment I picked up Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck. A contemporary love story with threads of “Once Upon a Time” weaved throughout, this first book in The Royal Wedding series is Cinderella meets Sweet Home Alabama.
Susanna Truitt’s dreams of “Happily Ever After” are seemingly shattered when longtime fiancé Adam dumps her without a warning. As her familiar and organized world begins to crumble, Susanna begins to question God’s plans for her. And then Nate Kenneth steps onto the scene. A modern day “Knight in Shining Armor”, Nate comes to Susanna’s aid on more than one occasion. Kind, handsome, and easy to talk to, Nate seems like the perfect distraction. There’s just one catch—Nate is next in line for the throne of the European Kingdom of Brighton.
Hindered by a law against marrying foreigners, Nate must force himself to forget the beautiful Susanna. The only problem is he just can’t get her out of his head. Will Nate abdicate his title in pursuit of true love? Will Susanna be able to stand by as the lovely Lady Genevieve takes her place as Queen of Brighton? Wedding bells are sure to ring, but which bride will wear the gown?
What I liked…
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot was one of my favorite series when I was younger. I am calling Rachel Hauck’s Once Upon a Prince, The Princess Diaries for women. Every little girl dreams of being a princess at one point or another. We all want to be swept off of our feet by our own personal “prince”, and be whisked away to an enchanted castle. What I liked about this story was that it didn’t feel fake. Writers have the mountainous task of making their stories enjoyable as well as believable. I want to be able to relate to the characters while still escaping from everyday life. Rachel mixes the perfect amount of life and fantasy in Once Upon a Prince and I’d like to applaud her for a job well done.
I also enjoyed watching Susanna and Nate continuously turn back to God for the answers. Anytime they got stuck, they turned to the Almighty for direction. This aspect really spoke to my heart as a Christian woman. I cried with Susanna when she felt like things couldn’t get any worse, and I rejoiced with her in her triumphs. I really felt like I got to know her character and imagined sitting and having a cup of coffee with her. Susanna is the kind of character you’ll want to root for until the very end.
I think it’s clear where I stand with Once Upon a Prince. It’s a touching and humorous read, perfect to tuck away in that carry-on bag during your summer vacation. It is very much a woman’s read, but I think even a teenage girl might enjoy this one. Thanks, Rachel for writing the best fairy tale I’ve read in a long time.
About Rachel Hauck…
Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as RITA nominated “The Wedding Dress” and RITA nominated “Love Starts with Elle ” part of the Lowcountry series, the Nashvegas series and the Songbird Novels penned with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Their novel “Softly and Tenderly” was one of Booklists 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals. A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, she worked in the corporate software world before planting her backside in an uncomfortable chair to write full time in 2004. Rachel serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and leads worship at their annual conference. She is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker. Rachel writes from her two-story tower in an exceedingly more comfy chair. She is a huge Buckeyes football fan.
One “royal” winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire
- Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 27th. Winner will be announced at the “Once Upon a Prince” Facebook Author Chat Party on May 28th. Connect with Rachel for an evening of book chat, wedding trivia, laughter, and more! Rachel will also be sharing a sneak peek at the next book in the series and giving away books and fun gift certificates throughout the evening.
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What about you? What’s your favorite fairy tale and why? I always love hearing from you! Until then, Happy Reading!
Yours in Christ,
I received a review copy of Once Upon a Prince from LitFuse Publicity Group. I was not asked to write a positive review. All views and opinions expressed are solely and completely my own. I received no compensation other than a digital copy of Once Upon a Prince, which is mine to keep. This post also contains affiliate links. To learn more, please read my full policy.
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