“Once Upon a Prince” by Rachel Hauck

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?
 
Once Upon a Prince is the most romantic love story of the year!  From a sun-kissed southern island to a regal European palace, not a single element of this story has been left bereft of Hauck’s wash of love-colored paint.  Susanna Truitt’s situation, although funny as described, rings bleakly true, and too many of us will find something familiar in Prince Nathaniel’s duty-bound story.  
 
It is precisely that truth which makes the rest of this fantastic situation spellbinding.  All of us, at one time or another, have dreamed of a royal wedding.  We all want to be carried off into the sunset and live “happily ever after,” yet we know that this isn’t realistic.  
 
Susanna’s dreams, however, are in full color, especially after she visits Brighton Kingdom.  The plot progression deepens the moral lesson and also ups the suspense factor.  I couldn’t wait to find out just how Susanna’s lovelorn dilemma would reach resolution – I stayed up much too late to find out the answer.  Hauck is a romantic master and, in my opinion, has the corner in this genre. 
 
This is my favorite love story of 2013.  My only hope is that Hauck writes the next one in this series quickly. 
 
Once Upon a Prince, Book Trailer - Rachel Hauck
Once Upon a Prince, Book Trailer – Rachel Hauck
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Rachel Hauck is the bestselling author of Carol Award winner “Sweet Caroline”, and RITA Finalist “Love Starts With Elle”, and of the critically acclaimed fiction collaboration with multi-platinum country artist Sara Evans, “The Songbird Novels”. She lives in sunny, though sometimes hurricane plagued, central Florida with her husband and their ornery pets. Rachel earned a degree in Journalism from Ohio State University and is a huge Buckeyes football fan. She is the past President of American Christian Fiction Writers and now sits on the board as an Advisor.
 
Find out more about Rachel at: http://RachelHauck.com
 
I received a free copy of Once Upon a Prince from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
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