Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Review: Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck

Once Upon a Prince
by Rachel Hauck

Publisher: Zondervan
Pages: 352
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.

Kritters Thoughts:  An ordinary Southern gal from Georgia has been waiting for the guy in her life to propose for many years - 12 to be exact and instead he breaks up with her!  After the break up she keeps running into this guy in town and he seems nice, but he is only visiting.  

What great characters!  I fell in love with the hope of this sweet couple immediately and loved seeing the ups and downs of the beginning of their relationship.  Although there was definitely a prince involved, the arch of their relationship felt real, but what girl doesn't love reading about a commoner falling in love with a prince!  I loved how Prince William and Kate Middleton make an appearance, just another thing that made it feel more real!

I am well aware that Rachel Hauck is a Christian fiction author, but there seemed like a little much preaching in this book.  I love for the Christian fiction that I read to keep the chaste qualities of the relationship, but this one went beyond a little and kept reminding the reader that they needed to pray for guidance, just a little too much.  

My review of book two in the series will be up tomorrow!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel (glad already had it on hand!)

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