How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck — Review & Giveaway!!

How to Catch a Prince

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Synopsis:

She caught her prince once. Can she catch him again?

American heiress Corina Del Rey’s life was devastated by war. Every thing she loved was lost. But after five years of grief, she’s shed her grave clothes and started over in the sunshine along the Florida coast.

But some things are not so easily forgotten. When a secret from her past confronts her face to face, she realizes she must follow her heart. Even if it cost her everything.

Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom is a former Royal Air Command lieutenant turned star rugby player, trying to make sense of his life after the devastation of war.
When his brother, King Nathaniel, discovers Stephen’s pre war secret, he must deal with an aspect of his life he longed to forget. But how can he do so without exposing the truth and breaching national security?

Yet, true love has a destiny all it’s own. As the cathedral bells peal through Cathedral City, Corina and Stephen must chose to answer the call of love on their hearts.
Or let it be lost forever?

My Thoughts:

I thoroughly enjoyed Rachel Hauck’s newest royal novel. How to Catch a Prince is the third book in the Royal Wedding Series, but it can be read as a standalone novel. I’ve yet to read the first 2 books in the series (Once Upon a Prince Princess Ever After), but they’ve definitely made my To-Be-Read list! Hauck is the author of one of my favorite books, Love Starts with Elle, so I had high hopes for How to Catch a Prince. The story feels authentic, contemporary, and realistic with a touch of fairy tale magic. Hauck’s descriptions of Cathedral City instantly transported me to a world of majestic architecture and had my mouth watering for those famous puffs. The book is surprisingly unpredictable, which seems to be rare these days. I very much enjoyed getting to know Stephen and Corina, and the addition of Brill & Adelaide (I’m being vague to avoid spoilers!) was both surprising and perfect for the story. They add an additional layer of emotional depth and an element of faith to How to Catch a Prince. Hauck invokes just the right amount of humor to balance out the serious side of the story. Reading How to Catch a Prince is time well spent. Highly recommended for fans of inspirational fiction, contemporary romance, and royal romance.

Favorite Quotes:

Love had a way of making a girl empty herself. -page 101

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Royal Giveaway:

Catch Prince Rachel Hauck

About the Author:

 Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as The Wedding Dress, Love Starts with Elle, and Once Upon A Prince. She also penned the Songbird Novels with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Booklist named their novel, Softly and Tenderly, one of 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals. She serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pets.
Find Rachel online: website, Facebook, Twitter

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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A March Bride by Rachel Hauck — Review

The fourth title in ‘A Year of Weddings’ is A March Bride by Rachel Hauck.

I’m already a huge fan of Hauck’s work, so I knew I would like this novella. A March Bride is about Susanna, a country girl from Georgia, and Nathaniel, the King of Brighton. I really appreciated that Hauck allowed us to see the story from both points of view, as I feel like that doesn’t often happen in stories of princesses. Susanna and Nathaniel are engaged and royal wedding preparations are being made. However, they’re both allowing fears from past relationship failures to cloud their judgment and threaten their engagement. Susanna thinks Nathaniel regrets proposing, and Nathaniel suspects Susanna wishes she’d said no. The real problem for Susanna is that she doesn’t feel worthy. If you like epic romance or royal love stories, this book is for you. While reading A March Bride, I kept getting an itch to watch The Prince & Me or Princess Diaries! However, I think I’ll start on another of Hauck’s titles, Once Upon a Prince, to quell my need for royal romance. [The sequel to Once Upon a Prince is Princess Ever After. It just released!]

 

If you’ve never read a book by Rachel Hauck, I highly recommend Love Starts with Elle, Sweet Caroline, Dining with Joy. The trilogy makes up Hauck’s Lowcountry series, and it’s SO GOOD!!

Here’s the Goodreads Synopsis of A March Bride:

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 can’t help but wonder if it’s a sign that their love is not meant to be.
Susanna Truitt (Once Upon A Prince) is three weeks from royalty. She’ll 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, her 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 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, and together they seek out a kingdom to treasure above all.

What are your favorite royal romance movies and books?

*I received a digital proof of A March Bride in exchange for an honest review.