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Review and Giveaway: Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck June 3, 2013

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Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck

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 thoughts and giveaway:

This is the first book I have read by Rachel Hauck. I have been wanting to read one of her books for a long time since I have heard wonderful things about her and when I saw this book up for review I grabbed it.

Now I am wondering why I waited so long to read her work.

This book had me flipping pages way past my bedtime (and I am a big baby about my sleep) but I couldn’t stop.

We are thrown immediately into the mess Susanna is dealing with — her long-time boyfriend telling her he can’t marry her.

What we see right a way is that Susanna has had a plan her whole life and she never wanted to deviate from that plan. So when Adam breaks up with her the plan gets all out of whack.

How many of you can relate to being a planner, especially with your life? I have been guilty of that myself but most of the time God has different plans. And Susanna soon finds out this is true for her.

But, as God often does, what the enemy wanted to use to harm Susanna God will use for good (Genesis 5020) and bring someone new into her life. She never dreamed it would be a prince.

My heart twisted in pain as I was swept away in the growing emotions between Susanna and Prince Nathaniel. How could it ever work out, there is so much standing in their way?

Well, you’ll have to read the book to see how everything plays out, trust me you won’t be sorry you invested your time reading this book. One of the best romances I have read so far this year.

Grab a copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or the publisher.

Visit Rachel’s website here.

Enter the giveaway and leave a comment below by June 9th at 5:00 PM (U.S. residents only).

A copy of this book was given to me by Zondervan through the Booksneeze program, in exchange for an honest review.


47 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck”

  1. Alaina Hiatt Says:

    Sounds good, my friend! I’d love a chance to read it;)

  2. karenk Says:

    would love to read this novel…thanks for the chance 😉

  3. Jo Legat Says:

    I would love the opportunity to win this book. I have read a few of Rachel’s books and have really enjoyed them.

  4. I’ve not read one of Rachel’s books yet. Throw my name in the hat, please!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway. Your review made me want to read this story! Please toss my name in!

  6. Patty Says:

    Sounds like a really good book! I’ve never read any of Rachel’s books as far as I remember. I would love to win a copy.

  7. Beth C Says:

    This sounds like a great romance! Who hasn’t dreamed about meeting a handsome prince? I haven’t read any of Rachel’s books yet but this sounds like a great new series.

  8. Merry Says:

    I’ve read several of Rachel’s amazing books and I can’t wait to read this one! Thanks for a chance to win it.

  9. Katie J. Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this book. I would love to read this one.

  10. KayM Says:

    I haven’t read any of Rachel’s books yet, either. From your comments, I think this would be a good books to start with!

  11. What a wonderful storyline! I love a happily ever after story – and this time there is an actual prince! Yes!

  12. Martha J. Sturm Says:

    Haven’t read this author yet. So many books out there to pick from.

  13. Pam K. Says:

    I loved Rachel’s book The Wedding Dress and can hardly wait to read Once Upon a Prince. Thanks for the chance to win it here.

  14. amyc Says:

    I love Rachel’s books. Such a talented writer.

  15. Thanks for the post Melissa! I would love to win this book, thank you for the giveaway!

  16. karen Says:

    I am a fan of Rachel’s books, so I can’t wait to read this one.

  17. eliza eliott Says:

    I am a fan of rachel too -this looks so good and what a treat to read about royalty! thanks for the chance! truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

  18. “…Susanna has had a plan her whole life and she never wanted to deviate from that plan…” So true! How many of our plans go astray, we think, when actually God is getting us on the right plan for us?! Jeremiah 29:11.
    Thank you for your post! I would love to win Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck. Especially… would go great with The Wedding Dress!! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  19. I’ve been wanting this book for awhile, so please put my name in. Thanks.

  20. Marissa E. Says:

    This looks like such a cute book! Sounds a lot like The Prince and Me.

  21. jojo elliott Says:

    I would love to read this one, every girl thinks about being “Cinderella”, right? Thanks for this opportunity.

  22. Veronica S. Says:

    This looks so great! I love fairy tales.

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  25. honeybeerosewritings Says:

    This book I have read and I absolutely loved it. Such endearing characters and a modern fairytale that I know I dream of.

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