“Princess Ever After” by Rachel Hauck

Regina Beswick was born to be a princess.

But she’s content to be a small-town girl, running a classic auto restoration shop, unaware a secret destiny awaits her. One that will leap from the pages of her grandmother’s hand-painted book of fairytales.
Tanner Burkhardt is the stoic Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg. When he is tasked to retrieve the long-lost princess, he must overcome his fear of failure in order to secure his nation’s future—and his own.


Yet lurking in the political shadows is a fierce opponent with sinister plans to abolish the throne forever. Overwhelmed with opposition, Regina must decide if she’s destined to restore old cars or an ancient nation. Together—with a little divine intervention—Regina and Tanner discover the truth of her heritage and the healing power of true love.
Regina Beswick was born to be a princess, and Rachel Hauck was born to write about them.  Hauck can spin a romance like no other – setting amazingly beautiful scenery with the special touches that few could dream up – and then plunking a perfectly regular person in the midst of it.  I love watching how these seemingly ordinary Americans deal with the drastic change in circumstances.  How they try to navigate the rough waters of love, wealth, status, and royalty when the entire world is watching.
Few of us females reach adulthood without dreaming of being a princess.  A real one.  We want to twirl in the fancy dresses and be adored by someone who will stand beside us protectively, but we never think about the publicity, the politics, the backstabbing, or the etiquette that also surrounds anyone royal.  
Hauck blends the two in a fantastic story that is both realistic and beautiful.  She captures the beautiful possibilities of being royal while also capturing the emotional and spiritual drama that the position must entail.
So many books come my way that I rarely keep a book’s upcoming release date in mind, but I loved the first one in this series so much that I’ve been watching and waiting for this one for months.  Now that it’s finally here, I savored every word of the story – and can only hope there soon will be another.
Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as RITA nominated The Wedding Dress and RITA nominated Love Starts with Elle, part of the Lowcountry series, the Nashvegas series and the Songbird Novels penned with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Their novel Softly and Tenderly, was one of Booklists 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals. A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, she worked in the corporate software world before planting her backside in an uncomfortable chair to write full time in 2004. Rachel serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and leads worship at their annual conference. She is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker. Rachel writes from her two-story tower in an exceedingly more comfy chair. She is a huge Buckeyes football fan.
Learn more about Rachel at: http://rachelhauck.com
I received a free copy of Princess Ever After from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
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