Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck
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?
Wow... where do I start with this one? First of all, I was immediately drawn to the heroine, Suzanna, when the story opened with her walking the beach with her boyfriend of 12 years in anticipation of his proposal. Instead, he dumps her. Though I was grateful for the soldier's fictional service to our country, I wanted to shake the man. Twelve years. Need I say more?
Then the hero of all hero's, Prince Nathaniel of Brighton Kingdom, A.K.A Nate Kenneth, walks into Suzanna's life. Their shared faith bonds a friendship--and romance--that struggles to survive four-thousand miles.
As Nathaniel prepares to become king, Susanna seeks her true destiny. Does God's will for her life include Nate?
This story did it all. I laughed, I cried, I got angry, and it gave me a new outlook on Christ's kingdom and our role in it.
I gave this book 5 stars!