Thursday, May 16, 2013

Once Upon a Prince

Once Upon a Prince
(Royal Wedding Series)
Rachel Hauck
ISBN: 978-0310315476
May 2013/352 pages/$14.99

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.

It’s the ultimate choice. His kingdom or her heart? God’s will or their own?


Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as RITA-nominated The Wedding Dress and RITA-nominated Love Starts with Elle, part of the Lowcountry series, the Nashvegas series and the Songbird Novels penned with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Their novel Softly and Tenderly was one of Booklist's 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals. A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, she worked in the corporate software world before planting her backside in an uncomfortable chair to write full time in 2004. Rachel serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and leads worship at their annual conference. She is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker. Rachel writes from her two-story tower in an exceedingly more comfy chair. She is a huge Buckeyes football fan. Visit her webiste at


Once Upon a Prince is an endearing and delightful novel that tugged at my heart from the first scene when Susanna's long-time boyfriend breaks up with her. Rachel Hauck has created a winsome cast of characters who are easy to like--with a couple of necessary exceptions, that is! I loved watching Susanna and "Nate" meet and see their friendship develop, especially since she had no idea that he was a prince, and some of the situations that resulted are quite entertaining! As charming as this story is, its deeper beauty is woven throughout as Susanna and Nate grapple with the issue of who God created them to be and seek a greater Kingdom than the earthly one whose crown Prince Nathaniel will wear. Put this one on your summer reading list - highly recommended!

Rachel Hauck is celebrating the release of Once Upon a Prince with a fun "Royal Wedding" Giveaway and connecting with readers at her May 28th Facebook Party.


One "royal" winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 27th. Winner will be announced at the "Once Upon a Prince" Facebook Author Chat Party on May 28th. Connect with Rachel for an evening of book chat, wedding trivia, laughter, and more! Rachel will also be sharing a sneak peek at the next book in the series and giving away books and fun gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Once Upon a Prince and join Rachel on the evening of May 28th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today.Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning.
Hope to see you on the 28th!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Zondervan and Litfuse Publicity as part of a blog tour. 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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sara said...

I'm adding this to my to read list! And just signed up for the giveaway!!

Rissi said...

100% agree, Linda! This one is a keeper and a MUST read. Loved it! :)