Litfuse Blog Tour: Princess Ever After (Royal Wedding Series) by Rachel Hauck

Princess Ever After
by Rachel Hauck
Copyright 2014
Zondervan Publishers
ISBN: 9780310315506
The Story:
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 Thoughts:
Almost all of my girlfriends had dreams of living a fairy-tale growing up. While we now know that odds are we won't marry a prince or move to a castle, we can still dream a little and live the fantasy through the books we read. Reading this book was a little bit like reading a grown up, Christian version of Disney's Cinderella that we read as kids.




Never before have I read a story where I felt a connection with the main character so quickly. Reggie Beswisk played "princess" with her gram as a girl and went on to restore classic cars as an adult. With a thing for muscle cars and a penchant for football and racing and a good ol' boy attitude, we could be BFFs. Reggie is a pretty levelheaded gal, she doesn't jump at the chance to become a princess and she doesn't jump the gun when it comes to love either. I loved the fact that she weighed (and prayed!) everything carefully. Half of the romance heroines these days, across all the romance genres, are silly and therefore annoying. Tanner Burkhardt the Minister of Culture of Hessenberg, had quite a lot on his plate. He handled the entire entail situation with Reggie well, but his personal life, not so much. I was a little frustrated that he sort of denied his past and kept it hidden, but in the end, his character was redeemed in my eyes.

Not since The Princess Diaries have I been so enamored with a book. Even though I haven't read the first book in this series, Once Upon a Prince, I'll just bet that "Royal Wedding" is one of the most fun and romantic series' on the market.  Each time I read a book by Rachel Hauck, I fall a little bit more in love with good, old-fashioned love stories!

Side note: Reggie's '71 Dodge Challenger at the beginning of the story was mentioned as being a "Slant Six" but a few pages later it was an 8 cylinder, 440. Hmmmm...did Reggie drop a new big block in her car or did I catch an error? Either way, it doesn't detract from the rest of the story unless you're a gearhead like me. ;-)

~ My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ~

*I receive complimentary books for review from the publisher. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

To read what others are saying about the book, go HERE.

Purchase a copy of the book and learn more about Rachel HERE.

Meet the Author:
Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as RITA nominated "The 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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Giveaway Details!

Rachel Hauck is celebrating the release of her latest "swoon"-worthy romance,  Princess Ever After, with a fun $200 "Princess" prize package giveaway and a Facebook "Princess" party on March 6th. Grab your tiaras and RSVP today!

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  One winner will receive:
  • A $200 Visa cash card (buy your very own "princess ever after" gown or tanks of gas for your "royal" ride)
  • Princess Ever After, Once Upon a Prince, and The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 6th. Winner will be announced at Rachel's "Princess" Facebook Party on March 6th. Connect with Rachel for an evening of "royal" book chat, princess-themed trivia, laughter, prizes, and an exclusive look at the next book in the Royal Wedding series!

So grab your copy of Princess Ever After and join Rachel and friends on the evening of March 6th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 6th!

Happy Reading!


Comments

  1. Super glad to read your review of this, Renee - it is a dream-y story. Love it. :)

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  2. A. You sound awesome. I adore muscle cars too.
    B. This sounds great!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Juju! I grew up loving Barbies AND Hot Wheels so naturally my grown up tastes lean towards romance novels and real cars!

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