Book Review: Princess Ever After

20 Feb

315506Regina Beswick was born to be a princess.

But she’s content to be a small-town girl, running a classic auto restoration shop, unaware a secret destiny awaits her. One that will leap from the pages of her grandmother’s hand-painted book of fairytales.

Tanner Burkhardt is the stoic Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg. When he is tasked to retrieve the long-lost princess, he must overcome his fear of failure in order to secure his nation’s future—and his own.

Yet lurking in the political shadows is a fierce opponent with sinister plans to abolish the throne forever. Overwhelmed with opposition, Regina must decide if she’s destined to restore old cars or an ancient nation. Together—with a little divine intervention—Regina and Tanner discover the truth of her heritage and the healing power of true love.

RHauck-203Rachel 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.

My Impressions:

If you want great romance, your go-to author should be Rachel Hauck. Princess Ever After, the second book in The Royal Wedding series, features a fairy tale princess, a wonderfully detailed and imagined kingdom, and a romance with definite sparks. But this is no fantasy. The novel, though set in the fictional Duchy of Hessenberg, presents real life problems and obstacles that can be overcome with God’s plans and purposes. Highly recommended for romance fans.

Regina (Reggie) Beswick believes she is living her dream. The CPA turned classic auto restorer loves her family, her hometown and her job. But is she really living or merely existing? She is forced to examine what she is made for when Tanner Burkhardt, the Minister of Culture of Hessenberg, turns her world and her perception of herself upside down. Soon she is in Hessenberg wrestling with the responsibility of royalty and God’s leading. Her attraction to Tanner is another complication she is unwilling to overlook.

Princess Ever After really does have a fairy tale feel. There seems to be some magic involved or is it God working in His people’s lives? I loved how Reggie feels God’s presence along with His anointing of her choices. There are plenty of real-life situations too  — political intrigue, family complications and struggles with regrets and decisions.

Though this is the second in the series, Princess Ever After can be read as a standalone. But book 1, Once Upon A Prince, was so good, I would start there. I am absolutely looking forward to more from Rachel Hauck.

Highly Recommended.

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(I received this book courtesy of LitFuse. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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Rachel Hauck is celebrating her swoon-worthy romance with a fun $200 “Princess” prize package giveaway and a Facebook “Princess” party on March 6th. Grab your tiaras and RSVP today!


One winner will receive:

  • A $200 Visa cash card (buy your very own “princess ever after” gown or tanks of gas for your “royal” ride)
  • Princess Ever After, Once Upon a Prince, and The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 6th. Winner will be announced at Rachel’s “Princess” Facebook Party on March 6th. Connect with Rachel for an evening of royal book chat, princess-themed trivia, laughter, prizes, and an exclusive look at the next book in the Royal Wedding series!

So grab your copy of Princess Ever After and join Rachel and friends on the evening of March 6th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)




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