Tuesday, May 7, 2013
ONCE UPON A PRINCE by Rachel Hauke
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 a ordinary girl. But everything changes when Susanna receives an invitation to Nathaniel's coronation.
It's the ultimate choice. His kingdom or her heart? God's will or their own?
Twenty nine year old Susanna's high school sweetheart has dumped her after she has waited twelve years for him. She spends a few weeks working at her parents restaurant along with Nate, who just happens to be a crown prince. His father is dying and he is weighed down by his country's problems. Both surrender their wills to God and leave Him to guide them.
This is a sweet fairy tale with all the bells and whistles, the story is predictable, however, the characters are great. Hauke writes wonderful fiction even though you know what's going to happen at the end. An enchanting, fun, light, read!
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.