Friday, July 19, 2013

Once Upon a Prince

Book description:  "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 an ordinary girl. But everything changes when Susanna receives an invitation to Nathaniel’s coronation."
My review:  I was a little skeptical about requesting to read this book after I had read the book description, but I decided to give it a try.  I was pleasantly surprised.  It is a modern-day fairy tale that is believable for the most part.  I enjoyed the story-line, but the political twist in Prince Nathaniel's kingdom was a bit confusing.  Also, Aurora, who was one of the minor characters in the story, was a bit unbelievable.  That being said, I loved Susanna and Prince Nathaniel.  I enjoyed both characters as well as their story.  If you are looking for a fun book to take to the beach this summer, this one fits the bill.  Hopefully Ms. Hauck will continue the story in another book.  If she does, I will look forward to reading it as well.  I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through their Booksneeze Blogger Program in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.   

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