I have loved Rachel’s previous novels but she has outdone herself with “Once Upon a Prince”! I have to say that it is the perfect modern fairytale if there ever was one yet everything is not all sweetness and light.The author has skillfully managed to explore the depths of human emotions while at the same time penning an almost faultless romantic story.

After being dumped by the man she has invested twelve years of her life planning to marry, Susanna Truitt does not intend to trust her heart to another man easily. Not only does she seem to be unlucky in love but the rest of her life is not going according to her well laid plans either. On one of the worst days of her life, Susanna is rescued by Nate when she has a flat tire and after that he seems to come to her rescue frequently. Unknown to Susanna, Nate is actually Prince Nathaniel of the Kingdom of Brighton who is expected to take the throne when his terminally ill father passes. A friendship between Nate and Susanna blooms as they spend time together but anything more seems impossible for a number of reasons.

“Once Upon a Prince” is a lovely, lovely book filled with the magic of love – a love that was obviously planned for Susanna and Nate by their heavenly Father. I really liked the characters of Nate and Susanna and their spiritual compatibility that was so evident, especially the way they prayed together that the Lord would use them as He saw fit. The character of Aurora added a special touch to the story also with her short but prophetic visits to Susanna.

I wish I had the gift to review this wonderful book the way it deserves. I could probably go on and on about what a beautiful story “Once Upon a Prince” is but I will just strongly encourage you to pick up a copy for yourself soon.

This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.


Once Upon a PrinceThe Royal Wedding Series Book One

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?

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Rachel HauckRachel 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.