“How to Catch a Prince” by Rachel Hauck, #3 in The Royal Wedding Series
Review copy source: Litfuse
My rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
About the book:
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. You are my true prince.”
An American heiress and a crown prince seem destined to be together. Will the devastation of war keep them apart forever?
American heiress Corina Del Rey caught her prince once. But the tragedy of war kept her too long in a fog of grief. Now she’s shifting her life forward, reigniting her career as a journalist. Still, nothing can relieve her of the secret and the love she carries in her soul.
Prince Stephen of Brighton is one of the world’s most eligible bachelors and a star rugby player, trying to make sense of his life. His days in Afghanistan with the Royal Air Command will mark him forever. And he can’t shake their dark shadow.
But when his brother, King Nathaniel, confronts him with a document the prince thought long buried and forgotten, Stephen is forced to face the pain of his past and the love he left behind.
With a little heavenly help, Prince Stephen and Corina embark on a journey of truth. But when the secrets are revealed, can they overcome, move forward, and find love again?
What a cute modern fairy-tale. Truly, I enjoyed it. At first I was expecting it to be much like most contemporary romances which isn’t necessarily bad, but this one was so unique and very special! Oftentimes, I felt like I was actually there. And I’d go to talk about the characters as if they’re real…that’s always fun to find in a book. :)
This was my first book of Rachel Hauck’s to read (despite the fact that it is the third in a series), and it won’t be my last. I really liked and appreciated her writing style. And oh, how she wove God into it, and His plan in our lives was magnificent! It was done really well, and many parts had me moved to tears, especially the end. To surrender means to gain all. How beautiful is that!
There were one or two things that I didn’t care for – nothing too horrendous, just that there were a couple of ‘marriage comments’ that made it a little uncomfortable to me, but other than that, I have no complaints for this book!
I, of course, loved main characters Corina and Prince Stephan, but I also loved Adelaide and Brill, as well as King Nathaniel and his wife, and Prince Stephen’s “guard”, Thomas. All enjoyable characters. :)
There was so much depth and growth in it too. Everything I like to see in a book. :)
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, from the publishers through Litfuse.