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Publication Date: 2014
Series: Winter Brides Collection
A Nashville Collection: Nashville Dreams and Nashville Sweetheart - eBookRachel HauckThomas Nelson / 2014 / ePub$7.99
How to Catch a Prince, Royal Wedding Series #3 -eBookRachel HauckZondervan / 2015 / ePub$1.994.5 Stars Out Of 5 45 Reviews
A years worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.
Susanna has found her true prince, and their happily ever after is just around the corner. But when Nate asks her to give up something precious to her, Susanna cant help but wonder if its a sign that their love is not meant to be.
Susanna Truitt (Once Upon A Prince) is three weeks from royalty. Shell soon marry King Nathaniel II of Brighton Kingdom. But when the government insists she renounce her American citizenship before the wedding, coupled with the lack of involvement by family and friends, Susannas heart begins to doubt whether this marriage is God's plan for her.
Nathaniel would do anything for his bride-to-be. But he knows his position requires that she give up a lot to be with him. Her life will never be her ownright down to her very identity. When she travels home to St. Simons Island, Georgia, right before the wedding, Nathaniel fears she wont return. Gathering his courage, he devises a plan to win his bride all over again, and together they seek out a kingdom to treasure above all.
"Participating in A Year of Weddings was all the fun of being a bridesmaidwithout the hassle of pantyhose and dyed shoes! This collection of heartfelt, romantic stories will bring back memories of weddings past, and for others, stir up new hopes of weddings yet to comeall while directing readers to the true Lover of their souls. Here comes the bride!" Betsy St. Amant, author of A February Bride
Rachel Hauck is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory tower. Visit her online at rachelhauck.com Facebook: rachelhauck Twitter: @RachelHauck
MagisterMichiganAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Modern-day fairy taleDecember 29, 2016MagisterMichiganAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What a perfectly delightful novella! I had an hour to splurge and spend on myself, and decided to read this ebook I'd bought months ago. A modern-day fairy tale of a king marrying a commoner, with a political twist - will she give up her American citizenship to become his wife? Just loved the witty conversation and good theology behind this little read. As satisfying as a chocolate cupcake - or a big slice of wedding cake.
ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Short and Sweet!March 25, 2015ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I just finished reading the Royal Wedding series, so you can imagine my surprise that this novella was about Suzanne and Nathaniel from Once Upon A Prince. I loved catching up with these characters! It provided a more in depth look at their characters. The novellas theme piggyback off of the message from the first story: God's got this! Don't let your fear or your past overshadow what God is bringing to your present. Overall, I loved this short, sweet look into the wedding of King Nathaniel and sweet, Georgia Belle Suzanna!
ceemeeMetro Manila, PhilippinesAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5The King and His AmericanJuly 1, 2014ceemeeMetro Manila, PhilippinesAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Susanna Truitt has found her prince and her happily ever after is just around the corner. She will soon marry King Nathaniel II of Brighton Kingdom and is three weeks from royalty. But when the government insists she renounce her American citizenship before the wedding, coupled with the lack of involvement by family and friends in her wedding, Susanna's heart begins to doubt whether this marriage is God's plan for her. She realizes that her life will never be her own, right down to her very identity. When she travels home to St. Simon's Island, Georgia, right before the wedding, Nathaniel fears she won't return. Gathering his courage, he devises a plan to win his bride all over again.
There are many women like me who are interested in reading about or watching what goes on in a royal family: what they wear, whether they are expecting the next heir, how the royal couples got together, the causes they are advocating, etc. That's how it was like while reading A March Bride. I got to read the headlines of the King and Susanna's journey to wedded bliss. My mind's eye was watching the royal gatherings, in addition to that, I knew what was Susanna's, a commoner, opinion on them. I felt her qualms about giving up so much, like her privacy, just so she could fit into the royal life.
King Nathaniel's plan to win the heart of his bride was romantic. The voicing out of their feelings was too mushy, though. There was a challenge they faced near the end, which I thought was concluded very abruptly. I wished that the author gave readers even more details about their courtship even if this was a part of Rachel Hauck's other books. Like Susanna, I sometimes question if my existence is part of God's plan, but God will provide an answer. A March Bride also reminded me that "fear is the opposite of faith".
Note: I got this e-book to review compliments of BookLook Bloggers in exchange for honest opinions.
Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful Follow Up to Once Upon a PrinceMarch 29, 2014Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A March Bride by Rachel Hauck is an absolute must-read for fans of Once Upon a Prince (one of my very favorite books from 2013). This is the story of the weeks leading up to King Nathaniel and Susanna's wedding and includes all of the romance and sigh-worthy moments that I would expect from these two characters! That is not to say that things go off without a hiccup. There are some threats to their happily ever after, which gave the book the tension it needed and provided problems to be resolved.
This novella was just the right length to tell their wedding story and the author told it so well. If you haven't read Once Upon a Prince, you really need to before reading this novella. Otherwise it just won't be as meaningful. These two characters had to overcome so much in that novel. It makes this novella all the sweeter to read.
Once again, Rachel Hauck has delivered a beautifully sweet story, with believable characters and a happily ever after that is one of the best I have read this year.
Jen PenMidwest5 Stars Out Of 5A faith-filled fairy-tale...March 24, 2014Jen PenMidwestQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5SUMMARY:
Royalty Nathaniel II (of Brighton Kingdom) and Susanna Truitt (of Rib Shack BBQ, Georgia) are set to be married in just under three weeks. Due to an ancient decree still being enforced, Susanna must resign from her United States citizenship in order to serve as Princess of Brighton. Having already given up her home to join Nathaniel in Brighton as well as leaving her family, Susanna struggles with this latest necessary writ. While talking to her Pastor back at home in America, Susanna realizes her identity may be for more than her own use, it may be to serve God. Will Nathaniel and Susanna finally join as King and Princess of Brighton Kingdom?
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Having recently read Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck, I was very surprised and excited to read this continuing novella containing the same characters. As a fan of this author, I knew I was in for a treat_especially as it concerned an already-known princess! Though not necessary to read the books in order, it definitely makes for a more interlinked story if the characters are met in Once Upon a Prince and A Princess Ever After. Perhaps due to my fairy-tale bias, this novella was my favorite so far contained in A Year of Wedding Novellas.
4.5 (out of 5)
*I received a complimentary copy of A March Bride from BookLook Bloggers and Zondervan for my honest review*