Saturday, February 22, 2014
"Princess Ever After" by Rachel Hauck
Regina Beswick has the perfect job after ditching law school and her job at a prestigious law firm. Restoring classic cars! It's better than she could have ever dreamed of, but yet sometimes she finds herself wondering if this is all that God has in store for her.
Tanner Burkhardt is the Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg, and is sent to America to tell Regina of her true identity. She is the long lost princess that Hessenberg has been searching for! Regina has no idea of her true identity and is reluctant to agree to anything. It is up to Tanner to convince Regina to make the trek overseas and to take the oath to become the legal heir to the throne.
While I loved the first book in this series (Once Upon a Prince), I was not a big fan of "Princess Ever After". The story was compelling, but I felt that there were a lot of loose ends that didn't get tied up. It was also somewhat predictable, lacking the mystery and suspense that I love so much. I felt that the story was rushed and it didn't get to build up to an exciting ending.
With that said, I still think "Princess Ever After" is a cute romance book, perfect for a trip to the beach or any other instance where you would want a light read. I was encouraged to see Regina's faith grow throughout the book, as she finds out who God intends her to be. I also love that Rachel Hauck writes novels that I would feel comfortable sharing with my daughters once they are old enough. She writes beautiful stories where the leading lady is truly a woman of character and someone to look up to.
I rate this book as 3 stars. I received this book for free from Litfuse to give my honest unbiased opinion.