Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Once Upon A Prince

FROM THE PUBLISHER-ABOUT THE BOOK:  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?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Rachel Hauck is the bestselling author of ACFW Book of the Year winner Sweet Caroline, RITA Finalist Love Starts With Elle, bestselling and RITA Finalist The Wedding Dress, and of the critically acclaimed fiction collaboration with multi-platinum country artist Sara Evans, The Songbird Novels. Hauck’s latest release,
Once Upon A Prince, is already receiving rave reviews, including a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly.
     Hauck earned a degree in Journalism from Ohio State University and is a huge Buckeyes fan. She worked in the corporate software world until 2004 when she began to write fulltime. Although she admits to being Yankee-born, Hauck has lived in the south most of her life and works her southern experience into her stories. She now lives in sunny, though sometimes hurricane-plagued, central Florida with her husband and writes from her own two-story tower.
     She is the past president of American Christian Fiction Writers and now serves on the Executive Board. Hauck is also one of five author contributors to Southern Belle View Daily.
Visit her website at to sign up for her newsletter, read her blog and follow her on Facebook (Rachel Hayes Hauck) and Twitter (@RachelHauck). 

MY THOUGHTS ON THE BOOK:   I am a huge fan of Rachel Hauck and Once Upon A Prince did not let me down.  The American setting of St. Simon's Island was pefect and such a contrast from the Prince's home in (fictional)Brighton.  This was a very well crafted and amusing,  modern fairy tale. In order to have a fairy tale there must be a damsel in distress and if there is a damsel in distress there has to be a prince who rescues her.  This fun little tale even has an odd fairy Godmother, of sorts, with Aurora.  In this modern-day Cinderella story there is the typical romance problem. He is the king of (fictional) Brighton and the country has had a two hundred year old law that states the king cannot marry someone not born in Brighton.  Will they find a way?  Read it and find out.  The book was delightful and I could not put it down once I picked it up.  I found myself cheering for the young couple and their plights.  I cannot wait to read the next Hauck book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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