Thursday, January 29, 2015

Book: How to Catch a Prince

Behind him, beside him, before him, the synchronized cathedral bells began to ring out.
One, two, three . . .
Then she said it first. The words his heart burst to share. “I love you, Stephen..”

She caught her prince once. Can she catch him again?

American heiress Corina Del Rey’s life was devastated by war. Every thing she loved was lost. But after five years of grief, she’s shed her grave clothes and started over in the sunshine along the  Florida coast.
But some things are not so easily forgotten. When a secret from her past confronts her face to face, she realizes she must follow her heart. Even if it cost her everything.
Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom is a former Royal Air Command lieutenant turned star rugby player, trying to make sense of his life after the devastation of war.
When his brother, King Nathaniel, discovers Stephen’s pre-war secret, he must deal with an aspect of his life he longed to forget. But how can he do so without exposing the truth and breaching national security?
Yet, true love has a destiny all it’s own. As the cathedral bells peal through Cathedral City, Corina and Stephen must chose to answer the call of love on their hearts.
Or let it be lost forever?


Everyone needs a good princess story once in awhile right? Rachel does not disappoint in this story of a princess trying to find herself after a devastating loss.  I love how she doesn't shy away from real life, yet brings hope through her story.  There are a few twists in this book that I absolutely loved, but I won't spoil them for you.

It's fun to imagine what it would be like to live as royalty.  This series is a bit like The Princess Diaries, but with grown women instead of teenagers, and a lot more to the characters.

This is the third in the Royal Wedding Series, set on the present day, but imaginary isle of Brighton in the North Sea.  I've read all three (and highly recommend them!), but I think this one would stand alone fairly well.

PS. I've read about 6 of Rachel's novels now and they are all good!  I need to get caught up on the rest!


How to Catch a Prince releases on February 24th, but you can pre-order a copy and get the first 3 chapters to download now, plus a special short story about King Stephen I and his love (featured in this book).  Just enter your information on this page.

Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as The Wedding Dress, Love Starts with Elle, and Once Upon A Prince.
She also penned the Songbird Novels with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Booklist named their novel, Softly and Tenderly, one of 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals.
A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, Rachel worked in the corporate software world before planting her backside in an uncomfortable chair to write full-time in 2004.
She 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 lives in central Florida with her husband and pets, and writes from her two-story tower in an exceedingly more comfy chair. She is a huge Buckeyes football fan.
You can keep up with her on Facebook, I love interacting with my favorite authors!

Rachel sent me an advance copy of this book to read for myself, all opinions posted are my own.

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