Monday, February 24, 2014

Princess Ever After By Rachel Hauck Book Review

/ /  Princess Ever After / /

/ / The Royal Wedding Series / /

{Review Written By Madi}
Book Title: Princess Ever After
Author: Rachel Hauck
Source: The Litfuse Publicity Group
Number Of Pages: 360
ISBN: 978-0-310-31550-6
Publisher: Zondervan
Year Of Publication: 2014
Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars
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/ / Book Description / /

Regina Beswick never dreamed of faraway places. She’s happy with her life as a classic car mechanic and owner of a restoration shop.

But an unexpected visitor and the discovery of a fairytale, drawn by her great-grandma, causes Regina to wonder if she might be destined for something more.

Tanner Burkhardt, Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg, must convince the strong-willed Southerner, Miss Beswick, that she is his country’s long-lost princess. Failure could destroy his reputation and change his nation forever.

As Regina and Tanner face the challenges before them, neither are prepared for love to invade their hearts and change every thing they believe about themselves.

However, when a royal opponent nearly destroys Regina’s future, she must lean into God and trust He has sovereignly brought her to her true and final destiny.

/ / Book Review / /

 Wowzers! This book was simply fabulous. I read the first book in the royal wedding series (Once Upon A Prince ) last year, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Needless to say, when the opportunity to review it's sequel came up. I was thrilled. Rachel Hauck is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Not quite my absolute favorite, but she's definitely working her way up. Her stories are spectacular! What girl wouldn't want to read about a modern-day fairy tale? It got me to thinking how I would react were I put in Regina's place. I assume that I would be thrilled to have someone show up at my house one day with a letter from the king of a far away land stating that I was a long lost princess, but who knows? Regina is forced to choose between her love for her heritage and country and her love for her comfortable Southern home near her family. In a perfect world, she would be able to bring her family and business along with her, but she can't uproot her dad and stepmom, and she certainly won't be able to talk her partner Al into moving to a foreign country to remodel old cars when he can do it where he's spent his entire life. She is forced to come to the realization that being a princess is more than just pretty dresses and eloquent speech, it's about being a servant. But why would she serve a country that she didn't have a single connection to a week ago? She was born and raised in America, she was an American. Why would she travel half way around the world to save a country so small that it hardly warranted a place in her old high school history books? She figures that she might as well see what all the hub-bub is all about, so she agrees to a short trip to scope things out. One thing follows another, and next thing you know, Regina is swearing an oath to be the princess of Hessenberg, wearing pretty dresses, and falling for her chief advisor. What was happening? Her life had gone from comfortably predictable to a zero-to-sixty whirlwind in less than a month! She realized that she can't abandon the country of the great grandmother that she loved so dearly, but she still isn't sure that she is cut out for the job. I totally felt like I was walking through all these struggles right beside Princess Regina (and Tanner (; . . . ). You know what this book REALLY reminds me of? "The Princess Diaries". You know, those movies with Anne Hathaway? When Tanner told Regina of her inheritance to a kingdom, I so saw Mia Thermopalis saying, "Shut. Up!" in my head. I've always been a sucker for fairy tales, and this one roped me in, just as I expected it would. I can't recommend this series enough! Especially if you're a female with a soft spot for princesses (which most girls do, if we're honest with ourselves). READ IT READ IT READ IT.
~The Literary Maidens
Note: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion by The Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not paid to review this product and all thoughts and opinions expressed above are completely my own and unbiased.

1 comment:


    What more can be said!? Ditto. :)


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