Saturday, May 25, 2013

"Once Upon a Prince" by Rachel Hauck {Book Review}

I have always been a sucker for a Fairy Tale, complete with a handsome prince and a castle. What girl doesn't love them? I will admit that I re-read The Princess by Lori Wick all the time and it never gets old...

Rachel Hauck has woven an amazing modern day Fairy Tale (yes, with a handsome prince). You will love Once Upon a Prince, I couldn't put it down!

About Once Upon a Prince: The Royal Wedding Series Book One

Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess—just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life isn’t going according to plan. When her high-school-sweetheart-turned-Marine-officer breaks up instead of proposing, Susanna scrambles to rebuild her life.

The last thing Prince Nathaniel expects to find on his American holiday to St. Simon’s Island is the queen of his heart. A prince has duties, and his family’s tense political situation has chosen his bride for him. When Prince Nathaniel comes to Susanna’s aid under the fabled Lover’s Oak, he is blindsided by love.

Their lives are worlds apart. He’s a royal prince. She’s a ordinary girl. But everything changes when Susanna receives an invitation to Nathaniel’s coronation.

It’s the ultimate choice. His kingdom or her heart? God’s will or their own?

My thoughts: 
So much more than just a sweet romance! Once Upon a Prince is a lesson in trusting in God and learning to follow him, even when it isn't easy.  

I loved every page of this book! The characters? Just amazing! Susanna and her family, the Prince (what's not to love about a prince?) and everyone else, done with such depth and all so believable. 

The settings?  You almost believe you are there! From the Georgia beach to the Kingdom of Brighton, every detail is perfect. 

The story? It will make you laugh and cry and squeal with happiness. It was like riding a roller coaster, it will keep you guessing until the end (and squealing yet again...)!

Rachel Hauck has a wonderful gift in story telling and I am pretty sure this is her best book yet. It will go into my 'read again' pile - a pretty short stack. I can't wait to read the next one in the series! 

About the author: 
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.

Don't miss... 

My review of Rachel's book The Wedding Dress. (Note: As of today - 5/25/13 - The Wedding Dress is only $2.51 for Kindle on Amazon!)

Watch the book trailer! 

And, enter the giveaway to win a Kindle Fire! 

Rachel Hauck is celebrating the release of Once Upon a Prince with a fun "Royal Wedding" Giveaway and connecting with readers at her May 28th Facebook Party.


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.

So grab your copy of Once Upon a Prince and join Rachel on the evening of May 28th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)
Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 28th!

The fine print:
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are all mine and I was not required to give a positive review.

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