Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by best-selling 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. Simons 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? AMAZON 3.5 STARS
It was a charming story, with expected upheaval with just a few unexpected ones as well. Yes, I could honestly say that in a lot of ways it was fairly predictable. But also had its moments of enjoyment as well.
The main characters were good one and Susanna had one hoot of a family. I also liked how faith in God and how it was practiced was another good part of the story. It did not however overtake the whole story. I did enjoy those moments.
The entail part of the story got a little bit involved but it did work out in the end of course. There were some self-serving pushy in the book which is expected because you find them in all levels of society.
The phrase that was a real stinger was, "The moment I pulled out my credit card, I knew I'd found the right ring but not the right girl." It will bounce off the gossip mill for quite a while. How humiliating. You'll have to read the book to find out more about that.
The story does come to several good conclusions with a H.E.A. and NO cliffhangers.