A royal prince. An ordinary girl. An extraordinary royal wedding. Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by bestselling author Rachel Hauck, treats you to a modern-day fairy tale. Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess - just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life isn't going according to plan. When her high-school sweetheart breaks up with her instead of proposing, Susanna scrambles to rebuild her life. The last thing Prince Nathaniel expects to find on his American holiday to St. Simons Island is the queen of his heart. A prince has duties, and his family's tense political situation has chosen his bride for him. When Prince Nathaniel comes to Susanna's aid under the fabled Lover's Oak, he is blindsided by love. Their lives are worlds apart. He's a royal prince. She's an ordinary girl. But everything changes when Susanna receives an invitation to Nathaniel's coronation. It's the ultimate choice: his kingdom or her heart? God's will or their own?
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"This is classic romance at its very best." (Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author)
I love books! All kinds... classics, mysteries, Christian fiction, suspense and action! I'm also a sucker for anything romantic. ;) And just recently started getting into some non-fiction, philosophical books.
I hesitated buying it because it seemed cliche and just plain silly for a concept. But I found myself falling for the characters. And oddly enough, I was sold on the story. It became believable and sweet, romantic and real. The author created the world of Brighton and incorporated it into our world in such a way as to make the reader accept it without question.
Of course it's still a bit cliche, and silly, and a bit sappy, but while I don't usually like those things, I did in this story. I loved the characters and felt for them. It was a book that should have been just ok, but that I felt myself really enjoying.
Also, I thought she incorporated Christianity into it in such a way that made it part of the story. My pet peeve with Christian literature is when the author throws Christianity in as an afterthought. I like all kinds of literature, but if a Christian novel isn't centered on Christ, then what's the point?
Good writing, great characters, a sweet, romantic easy listen.
No touching, no sex but a hell of a listening ride; both the writer and the reader did a remarkable job. Eleni Pappageorge brought Rachel Hauck's book to life. An amazing book. Its a keeper.
I loved the Christian aspect of the story. It was a nice change from so many of the other books out there.
I loved Susanna the most. Her Southern spunkiness gave her the courage to never give up.
She did a great job withe all the voices sounding different.Never give up
Never give up, your dreams can come true.
Yes- loved the story and characters. Enjoyed every minute of this book. Sad it was over. Wish Audible would offer the rest of this series!!!
So interesting- travel- characters- love story without being vulgar. Didn't miss any of the normal bad words a lot of books have- tastefully done and a joy to listen to.
Yes, too many to name.
keep writing.............. Audible- please offer the rest of this series!!
It was fun and down to earth, and so very sweet!
The engagement at the end when he showed her he remembered everything she had said about getting engaged and falling in love!
True love conquers all!
I loved this story so much that I listened to it times in a row! So cute and sweet and loving!
This book captures the very essence of fairy tales, but also being willing to completely surrender oneself to The Lord. Cannot wait for Book 2.
Love listening to books to help me escape!
i thought that this book was very sweet and innocent. love how the reader is able to switch accents so fast. it was a nice innocent book to read when you want to hear innocent romance. now mind you it is so fake, and you can tell. the story moves way too fast. but if life could move that fast. this would be a perfect life.
This story of a couple in love facing insurmountable odds is heartwarming. It's refreshing to listen to a story of a man who has self-control and considers others. The heroine is a steel magnolia who wins over many through her integrity and outspoken nature. I didn't find the characters faith to be preachy in each one searching for the God's path for their lives.
Other reviews have made note of the cover picture. After reading some of the complaints I took a closer look at it. It's just a picture of a young woman sitting clutching her wedding gown to herself, giddy with excitement. And really, if a bride or groom isn't excited about their wedding, then they should re-think it. There's no cleavage shown & her straps are clearly visible. More skin is visible at a poolside of a woman wearing a one-piece swimsuit.
I enjoyed the book and I'll start Book 2 soon.
"a feelgood christian romance!!"
I wouldn't know, I have only listened to the audiobook
the two main characters
yes, this is as good as the others, I love her narrations, she is one of my favourites! :)
no, I rarely do.
if you're in the mood for some feelgood clean romance, this is for you.
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