Thursday, May 30, 2013

Review: Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck

Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck
The Royal Wedding Series: Book One
Zondervan / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

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.

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

My rating:
My thoughts:

Once Upon a Prince is the first book I've read by Rachel Hauck, but I've been wanting to read The Wedding Dress for a while now. I'm not a huge fan of contemporary romance novels, so I wasn't sure what I would think about Once Upon a Prince going in, but since I'd heard great things about it and it sounded good, I was excited to start it.

Once Upon a Prince starts off great and I was interested in the story pretty much right away. I liked most of the characters and the whole prince/royalty aspect of the book.

One thing I didn't care for was how Aurora predicted what was going to happen in Susanna's life before certain events occurred - it was just a little too weird for me.

The ending, while predictable, was sweet and I'm interested in seeing what happens next in the Royal Wedding series. 

Overall, Once Upon a Prince was a nice, light read. If you tend to enjoy contemporary romance novels, I think you'll enjoy it.

*I received this book for free for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

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~Excerpt from Once Upon a Prince~


My Recent Favorite Books said...

Thanks for your review! I've been hearing alot about this book, and Im anxious to read it.

I also want to read The Wedding Dress, both of these books sound really great!

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