A Delightful Modern Day Fairy Tale
Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck is the second book in A Royal Wedding Book series. Even though I haven't read the first book in the series, Once Upon a Prince, I found that this book truly can be read as a stand alone.
Did you enjoy fairy tales when you were young? I did, in fact, I still do enjoy them at times. Princess Ever After is a delightful modern day fairy tale for grown-ups.
Regina Beswick lives in Tallahassee, Florida, and restores old cars. This is what she feels she was born to do and loves her job! Then one day, Tanner Burkhardt, Minister of Culture, from a tiny North Sea island called Hessenberg, shows up at her shop. He informs her she is the heir to the tiny kingdom and must come with him to Hessenberg in the next day or two. What is she to think? How can she just leave everybody and everything she knows to go off into an unknown future?
Watching Regina come to the realization that the information that Tanner brings is legitimate and that she is desperately needed in Hessenburg was enjoyable. I especially liked watching the relationship grow between them once Regina arrives in Hessenburg and begins learning about her heritage.
There are some interesting twists and turns and flash backs to journal entries written by Regina's grandmother, when she was a young lady, throughout the book, that enhances the story even more. Princess Ever After is a sweet and romantic fairy tale that was enjoyable to read.
Rachel Hauck created characters that are real and vibrant. She did this so well that, only a few pages into the book, I felt that I knew them intimately. I also enjoyed that Rachel's characters displayed their faith in God and relied on Him to make both small and big decisions.
About the Book:
A Royal Wedding Book # 2
Regina Beswick was born to be a princess.
But she’s content to be a small-town girl, running a classic auto restoration shop, unaware a secret destiny awaits her. One that will leap from the pages of her grandmother’s hand-painted book of fairytales.
Tanner Burkhardt is the stoic Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg. When he is tasked to retrieve the long-lost princess, he must overcome his fear of failure in order to secure his nation’s future—and his own.
Yet lurking in the political shadows is a fierce opponent with sinister plans to abolish the throne forever. Overwhelmed with opposition, Regina must decide if she’s destined to restore old cars or an ancient nation. Together—with a little divine intervention—Regina and Tanner discover the truth of her heritage and the healing power of true love.
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 Booklists 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.
One winner will receive:
- A $200 Visa cash card (buy your very own "princess ever after" gown or tanks of gas for your "royal" ride)
- Princess Ever After, Once Upon a Prince, and The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck
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