Series: Royal Wedding #1
Published by Harper Collins on May 7th 2013
Genres: Christian, Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance
Source: Library, Paperback
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Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by best-selling 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. Simons 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 an 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? “This is classic romance at its very best.” —DEBBIE MACOMBER “[A] surprisingly believable royal-meets-commoner love story. With only a subtle nod to Cinderella, this modern and engaging tale follows the budding relationship of an American Southern girl and a pseudo-Brit prince . . . Hauck fans will find a gem of a tale.” —Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW for Once Upon a Prince
Rachel Hauck has a way of writing a modern fairy tale. Susanna finds out that the person she planned on marrying doesn’t want to marry her anymore, her car has a flat tire, and some creepy dude won’t leave her along. Can the day get any better or worse? Then Nate comes by and helps her change the tire on her car. Unknown to Susanna, Nate is the Prince of Brighton. Nate thinks that he has found love at first sight but there is one issue. His father is dying so he may have to leave soon. Then Susanna finds out who Nate really is and that messes everything up.
I think this is a very sweet tale of two people trying to get to know each other. Then everything seems to come their way. A dying parent, a hidden identity, and a kingdom. What are these two love birds to do? I think Susanna and Nate are two characters that are written very well. I really enjoyed getting to know them and their stories.
Hauck writes such beautiful descriptions. Brighton has such beautiful structures and landscapes. I feel like Hauck really puts her soul into her books with the characters and the setting. Who wouldn’t want to escape to Brighton in their minds. I wish I had a gorgeous place to escape to everyday like that. I was swept away. I think this book is great for any woman who just wants to get swept away in romance and love.