Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck
Zondervan (May 7, 2013) 352 pages
Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by bestselling author Rachel Hauck, treats you to a modern-day fairy tale.
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.
My Rating: 5/5 stars
If you've been around me in the blogosphere at all, then it's probably no surprise that I couldn't stay away from a book with that cover! It has to be one of the most gorgeous, fairy tale-ish covers I've ever seen! I think I would have had to keep it on my shelf, even if it ended up being horrible. Thankfully, that wasn't the case with Once Upon a Prince! The story is just as lovely as it's cover!
I've really been craving a great "princess" story lately! I've been thinking about re-reading The Princess in order to fulfill that craving. I even DVRed The Prince and Me, with hopes of getting to re-watch it at some point. I'm thrilled that this adorable story satisfied my craving. Susanna and Nate's is just about as sweet as you can get, and they both made me smile throughout their story.
Nate and Susanna's story was made even better by an amazing group of secondary characters. Aurora was especially interesting. She added a mysterious vibe and a fun touch to the reading experience. I would have loved to have seen more of her. She was sort of like a Fairy Godmother, which makes me love this book even more. ;) Susanna's family is the Southern experience at its best. You can't help but love them.
Overall, I adored Once Upon a Prince, and it's going straight to my keeper shelf. This is now the second book of Hauck's that I've loved, so I'm promptly adding her other books to my reading list!
*I was provided a review copy from Zondervan through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest opinion.
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
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!)