Title: Once Upon a Prince
Series: The Royal Wedding Series
Author: Rachel Hauck
Publish Date: May 7th, 2013
Genre: Romance/Christian Fiction
Reading Format: E-book
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? (publisher’s summary)
Once Upon a Prince was a reread for me. Originally I had read the book when it was first published about four years ago and I had loved it then, though I seem to have forgotten most of the story line from the first time I read it to this second time a couple of months ago.
This book is my ideal romance. It sweeps you off your feet and you cheer for the main characters to fall in love throughout the entire book. It isn’t filled with too much over the top drama and Susanna is a great leading female character, who’s struggles in her late 20s I could identify with easily. (Though I don’t have prince that I’m aware of waiting to fall in love with me. *sigh*.)
My opinion about Once Upon a Time hasn’t changed that much since I read it back in 2013. I still really enjoyed the story and all the characters. The setting in both the real St. Simon’s island and the fictional kingdom Prince Nathaniel is about to rule made perfect backdrops for the book.
(Fair warning I’m about to vent in the next part)
I usually note when a book is Christian literature because I realize not everyone want’s to read in this genre. However lately reviews on goodreads are becoming more frustrating to me because people will one star books for the most ridiculous reasons. Do your research before you read a book. Most bookstores and online retailers label the genres of books, so I don’t see how it’s that difficult to find. This isn’t really geared toward anyone who reads my reviews I just wanted to address it because I kept seeing one star reviews for Once Upon a Time and they all said “I didn’t know this was a Christian Romance” even though under genres that’s how it’s listed. Whatever! Some people you can’t help.
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars