February 20, 2014

Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck
The Royal Wedding Series #2
ISBN: 9780310315506
Trade Paperback

Synopsis: Regina 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.

My review: This book appealed to me because of the main character Regina. I liked that she worked in a classic auto restoration shop but it turns out that there was a "princess" in there after all.  I guess I just really like her as a main character. Don't get me wrong I thought all the characters in this book were well developed, but Regina was my favorite. It was fun to read how an everyday person is turned into a princess and finds her true love. Another thing I liked was how this was a classic fairy tale told in a modern way. I have not read the first book in this series but I would like to go back and do so now.  If you want to read a book about how dreams do come true then this is for you. 

Meet the author: Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as RITA nominatedThe 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.

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