A refreshing, delightful, read from Miss Hauck!
Ever since my lovely blogging friends began posting their reviews, I grew more and more eager to dive into the pages of Once Upon a Prince. Let me tell you, when I finally did I couldn't put it down. This novel went beyond all my expectations. She even surprised me at the end! Anyone who can accomplish that needs to pat themselves on the back.
Susanna is a planner. She feels safe knowing how her life is going to turn out. Until her world flips upside down. Miss Hauck accomplished this change in Susanna very well, in my opinion. It didn't come too fast or too slow but instead it was portrayed very realistically. Susanna felt so real just in general with her quirks. That's something I really liked.
As for the prince... well, he is something special. :-) I was pleasantly surprised by his strong faith. I also liked how willing he was to sacrifice his happiness if it came to that. And, oh my goodness, his accent! It literally pops off the page!
In sum, Miss Hauck has penned an amazing story. Her writing flows right off the page and into my imagination. Her characters appear lifelike and are relatable, something very important to me. This will be one I will reread in the future, just for the fun of it. Plus, she kept all the romance very clean, which impressed me beyond belief. I can't wait until Book Two!
I received this book from the publisher through Litfuse in return for an honest review of my opinions, which I have done. Thank you!
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.
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.