Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Once Upon a Prince" by Rachel Hauck

After watching the royal British wedding a couple of years ago and reading of other royals marrying in Europe, I wondered just how Rachel Hauck was going to bring a modern Cinderella story to life in the contemporary novel. She brought together Europe and an American Southern coastal island. She was spot-on in her descriptions of coastal life - sand, surf, wind, nostalgia. But back to the story....

This was a very light, easy summer read that has a Prince Charming incognito meeting a just spurned sweetheart of a Southern young lady. It seems that they are instantly drawn to each other, but she being just spurned doesn't really recognize the situation. He being a real prince knows he has restrictions on his future and his future relationships so he maintains a chaste distance. This story has a high level of purity in relationships throughout. (This is much appreciated by this reader as there is too much laxity in today's Christian fiction.)

The prince goes back to his kingdom. The sweet young lady stays on the coast. But then a plot is developed that contrives to bring them together during the coronation of the Prince as King so he can see just how unfit she would be in his social, kingly world. So an invitation is extended and the action begins in earnest.

There is some depth in the story as it examines relationships - boy-girl, parent-child, mother-father, sister-sister, etc.

I enjoyed the book and it was a quick read. This is the second book by Rachel Hauck I've read (The Wedding Dress was the first of hers I read.) I think I would like to read book 2 in the series of royals.

DISCLOSURE: I won my copy on a giveaway at blogger/author's page 

1 comment:

  1. I've been wanting to read this book. Thanks for your review.


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