A Beautifully Charming Book: How to Catch a Prince
Rachel Hauck's latest book in The Royal Wedding Series, How to Catch a Prince, is a down to earth, good ol' romance. This story was a delight to read.
There was a lot to like about this book: the plot was strong, the characters were well developed and definitely seemed like real people (not just shallow characters merely eeking out their existence in a book), and the conflicts driving the plot forward were deep/complex/brought tears to my eyes. As always, I look for a good "clean" read, especially in books claiming to be Christian. How to Catch a Prince definitely held to a high standard in this regard. Interestingly, there was a little bit of a supernatural element in this book that I wasn't quite expecting. A building and the people who work in it were, surprisingly, only visible to the main characters. No one else seems to be able to see them. While at first this concept threw me off since everything else about this book seems realistic, I think that it worked. It added to the overall charm of this book that, in many ways, seemed to read like a modern day fairy tale. However, this book wasn't just a charming romance, there were some really deep issues explored. For example, the inner turmoil of guilt and feeling of unworthiness plague the one character. I thought the author poignantly described this inner conflict to the point that I, too, wanted to see the character receive grace, forgiveness, and unconditional love so I, too, as the reader, could move past the wrenching heartache. Additionally, the unyielding, persistent love of another one of the main characters showed a strong, relentless love much like the love Christ has for us.
I would rate this book as five out of five stars: this is a charming romance that I'd definitely encourage other Christian romance fans to read.
Prince Stephen came to America to escape responsibility. But what he found complicates his life more than ever.
Corina Del Rey is happy with her life in Melbourne, Florida. She spends her days engrossed in her career as a journalist and has her sights set on climbing the corporate ladder-if for no other reason, to distract herself from her dissolving family. But when she is confronted with the past she fought so hard to put behind her, she struggles to make sense of her future.
Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom has moved on since the tragic death of his buddies in Afghanistan. A star professional rugby player, he has no intention of looking over his shoulder at what could've been
But when a notice arrives in the mail requiring his and his wife's appearance before the courts to dissolve their marriage, he must deal with the questions rumbling around in his heart. He thought his marriage had been annulled long ago, but his memories of Corina Del Rey remain close. Does he still love her? Can he even find her? Above all, can he tell her the truth about that fateful night in Afghanistan seven years ago? If he does, he might really lose her forever.
About the Author
RITA Finalist and Carol Award winner *Rachel Hauck *was recently chosen by Family Fiction readers as one of the top five romance authors in CBA. She has written more than fifteen novels, including the acclaimed Songbird novels with multi-platinum country singer Sara Evans. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband, and writes from her ivory tower (her office really is in a tower—and it’s painted ivory!).
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