I love Rachel Hauck's books. Read the first book that Sara Evan's co wrote with Rachel had to finish all three in that series. Since then I have been reading Rachel Hauck's books. Just finished reading The Wedding Dress. Once you start reading her books you can't put them down. It is so good to read a good book with Christian characters.
This is a fun romantic "Cinderella" story. There is a touch of the Bible woven in that reminded me of the story of Ruth. All girls would love to find a true prince to marry and this was a fun read.
Susanna thought she had her life figured out. She was going to marry her high school sweetheart. After all she had waited 12 years for him, on the night of her "proposal" he tells her he has fallen for someone else. Deep in her heart Susanna knows that this is the right thing, but what will her life look like now?!
Susanna runs into Nate after being dumped. Things do not seem to go right, but Nate takes her to her family restaurant, where he is put to work scrubbing bathrooms. Little does the family realize that he really is a prince. Susanna and Nate form a friendship before Nate has to return to his duties as a prince. Eventually the family finds out Nate's royal bloodlines.
Nate has to return home and take over the family business. Susanna tries to start her own landscaping business, but that doesn't work out the way she had planned. Everything seems to be falling apart for her when an invitation from Prince Nathaniel arrives to attend his "crowning ceremony". Susanna and her sister arrive for the festivities. Nate's family thinks that this is just a short lived romance, but as any good romance goes, Susanna gets her prince. Lessons are learned along the way and once again we see how God does care about our lives. His higher ways are always the best ways, so we learn to relinquish our trust to Him once again.
I loved this fun fast paced story. I loved being reminded of how God does care for each of us. Our lives tend to take unexpected turns that we can only understand in reverse.
My thanks to Netgalley and Zondervan for giving me the opportunity to read this story. Rachel Hauck is an author I look forward to reading more from in the future.
Fairytales? Who reads those anymore? I mean, they're cliche romances stuck in a paperback.
Or are they...
Once Upon a Prince is well written, sweet and fun, but best of all we get to indulge our inner romantic, because deep inside, every girl wants a royal fairy tale!
I mean, you can't compare this novel to a great, epic classic because that wouldn't be fair. This is a lighter read with lots of heart and it treats us to princes, castles and the type of fairytale everyone dreams of. So sprawl out on your bed with a cozy blanket, keep a cup of tea close by and enjoy.
I would describe this story as a modern day style romance. I gave this book 4/5 stars. Although the story itself was a little boring the characters made the story entertaining. The main character of Susanna was written very well and you could see her change over the course of the story. The male lead was Nathaniel and he was also written as a changing character. Overall the story may have been a typical story of poor girl rich boy but I did enjoy it and would read it again. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a modern yet clean romance.
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.