Monday, March 10, 2014

Review: A March Bride by Rachel Hauck (Year of Weddings)


A March Bride by Rachel Hauck
A Year of Weddings: Book 4
Zondervan / 2014
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:
A year’s worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.

Susanna has found her true prince, and their happily ever after is just around the corner. But when Nate asks her to give up something precious to her, Susanna can’t help but wonder if it’s a sign that their love is not meant to be.

Susanna Truitt (Once Upon A Prince) is three weeks from royalty. She’ll soon marry King Nathaniel II of Brighton Kingdom. But when the government insists she renounce her American citizenship before the wedding, coupled with the lack of involvement by family and friends, Susanna’s heart begins to doubt whether this marriage is God's plan for her.

Nathaniel would do anything for his bride-to-be. But he knows his position requires that she give up a lot to be with him. Her life will never be her own—right down to her very identity. When she travels home to St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, right before the wedding, Nathaniel fears she won’t return. Gathering his courage, he devises a plan to win his bride all over again, and together they seek out a kingdom to treasure above all.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

A March Bride is the fourth "Year of Weddings" novella - a collection of stand-alone novellas from twelve different authors. For those of us who have read Rachel Hauck's novel "Once Upon A Prince", A March Bride is extra neat to read, as it has to do with the same couple and the struggles they endure in the midst of wedding planning.

I have to say, I enjoyed A March Bride very much. Maybe it's because I was already familiar with the characters, but I was able to get into this story easily and thoroughly enjoyed the time spent reading it. It was predictable, as I guessed early on some of the things that would happen; but I did expect that going in, so it didn't diminish my enjoyment.

While you don't have to read "Once Upon A Prince" before A March Bride, I do recommend doing so, if you enjoy these types of books, as I think it'll make this one much more special and unique. I really enjoyed it and look forward to more of Rachel Hauck's books.

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6 comments:

  1. Looking forward to reading this one - especially having read Rachel's two "Weddings" novels ('Prince' and Princess Ever After). Glad you liked it, Melanie. :)

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    1. Thanks, Rissi! I'm sure you'll enjoy this one when you read it. :)

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  2. Definitely read the book first! I read the novella without any background information and it was so difficult to relate to any of the characters since it went straight to the drama. I gave it 2 stars as a stand alone :(

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    1. Awww. I'm sorry it was difficult for you to relate to the characters. This novella was great as a continuation to "Once Upon A Prince", but as a stand alone I can definitely see how it might be hard to relate to them.

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  3. I loved it. While I didn't need a continuation of Once Upon a Prince, I was delighted to get one.

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    1. This was a great novella. :) Thanks for commenting! :)

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