Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck
Series: Royal Wedding Series(Book 1)
Goodreads Summery: 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.
I admit I almost did not read this book. Fairy tale stories like these can be so predictable but this book I really enjoyed. The author took a much used story-line and made it fun.
What I liked: I really liked the characters. Both Susanna and Nathaniel came across as real people. Nathaniel really made this book stand out. He was a prince who would be king but he is also a man who has fears and wants of his own and he must struggle with them like anyone else yet his steaks are higher as his country depends on him. Susanna is a down to earth woman who finds herself dumped by her long running boyfriend yet finds herself realizing she had been on the wrong track all along. As the two of them start to interact there is humor and apprehension as Susanna learns who Nathaniel really is. God is also front and center in both of their lives and I loved how the author incorporated that into the story. We all need to trust in God, it doesn’t matter if we are rich or not. Yet we still get the happy ever after story you would expect from such a story.
What I did not like: There is a lot of talk about an agreement that was made between Nathaniel’s and another country many centuries ago. I found myself getting confused about what was being said and it seemed it took a while before it was explained in terms I understood. I kind of felt like I needed to do my homework in historical law a few times.
Over all I loved this book. Yes it’s a princess kind of book and if you don’t like these kind of books don’t read it. Yes its going to be far fetched but its well written and just a great book. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I love the family and hope it follows them which I think it might or possibly the other country I mentioned above. I highly recommend this book!
This book also gets my
I give this award out to books that stand out from others I have read.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.