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: I adored this book. I'm a sucker for a great love story but after a while they all become pretty predictable. About 1/2 through this book I got to the point where I was like OK I *KNOW* what the ending will be. I sat there and told my husband I'm going to be really disappointed if the story ends like xyz ....... BUT it didn't and I LOVED it.
I don't know about you, but every girl I know has dreamed about being swept off her feet by a handsome price. I'm pretty sure it all started with Princess Diana but that was just a few years before I was born so I cant be 100% sure. Either way I know I dreamed of marring prince William and my little girl dreams of finding her prince to be the match to her princess complex. This story is a great love story but more than that you really feel the love not only between Nate and Susanna but between them and God. I genuinely felt Susanna giving it all to God and letting go of her plan to follow his.
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