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-turned-Marine-officer breaks up instead of proposing, Susanna scrambles to rebuild her life.
The last thing Prince Nathaniel expects to find on his American holiday to St. Simon’s 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 a 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?
“Let go. God will fill your heart with wonders you never dared dream.” This hopeless romantic set her alarm clock for an ungodly hour to watch a “commoner” marry a prince, so Rachel Hauck’s modern day royal romance was a perfect fit for my reading list. All of the quintessential elements of a fairytale were present with Rachel’s sassy and cute southern tweaks: a damsel in distress, a charming and chivalrous prince, attraction at first sight, grandiose wooing, and the requisite happily ever after. But Rachel Hauck does not write frivolous stories-a reader can always expect a strong moral and faith element that provoke emotion and incite self-examination. In the midst of the humour and courting is Susanna and Nate’s surrender of their hyper focused life plan in favour of the unparalleled wonder of God’s provision and blessing. With comforting predicability that hits all the right sweet spots, Once Upon a Prince is a thoroughly enjoyable read to unwind at the end of the day.