Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Once Upon A Prince - A Review
Susanna Truitt never dreamed that her high school sweetheart turned Marine hero and love for the past twelve years would break up with her instead of proposing. Yet that's what he does. As she scrambles to put her life back together, she strikes up a friendship with a man she knows only as Nate. Prince Nathaniel of Brighton came to the small Georgia island community of St. Simmons for a vacation and well needed rest. He never expected the woman whose tire he changed to steal his heart. A beautiful friendship develops between the two. But there are so many obstacles of their being together - the first of which is that Brighton law forbids the marriage between a royal in line for the throne and a foreigner. But as both Nathaniel and Susanna learn, God is bigger than oceans and countries. Does His plan include a royal wedding?
I love fairy tales. And happy endings. This book is a modern day fairy tale that once I finished it, I just sighed happily. I'd first discovered Rachel Hauck's books in January of this year with The Wedding Dress. After reading and loving that book, I knew I had to read Once Upon A Prince. There is so much of this book that reminds me of Lori Wick's The Princess. I loved both Nate and Susanna. I also loved the way that Susanna's homeless, tent-living friend, Aurora would speak God's truth directly to her. Yet Susanna was reluctant to believe and listen. I loved how both Susanna and Nate were willing to sacrifice for the other's well being, or for the sake of the Kingdom of Brighton. Sure, it's a little predictable, but that was fine with me.
This is a perfect read for a lazy summer day at the beach or under a shade tree with a tall glass of lemonade.
I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze program for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of happy endings, fairy tales, Lori Wick, Becky Wade, summer reads, and feel good stories.
Rating - 5 stars - I loved it and it made my inner princess happy.