Monday, March 16, 2015

How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck

A complimentary review copy was provided to me.
The other day, my husband asked "How can you enjoy a book when you only get to read it in 5 minute increments?". The answer is that when I enjoy a book I want to read it whenever I can, even if it is only 5 minutes at a time. This is exactly the way that I felt about How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck.
In this third book in the Royal Wedding Series, we learn the story of Corina Del Ray and Prince Stephen of Brighton. You don't need to have read any of the earlier books to enjoy this story, although one book was about Prince Stephen's brother, King Nathaniel and his wife Susanna and the other story is mentioned a couple of times in the story.

Corina Del Ray lost her twin brother 5 1/2 years ago and has only recently started to really move beyond the grief. Prince Stephen is dealing with his own grief through denial and ignoring it by putting his whole self into rugby. As the story progresses, we get to see the power of faith in helping them each to heal and to move towards realizing their dreams.

I found that the author did a great job of developing the characters, allowing the reader to develop perspective and then reframe that perspective with the additional detail that is revealed over the course of the story. I felt that this helped me feel a connection with the characters and wanting the best for them.

The love story was part fairytale and part modern. I liked the mystery surrounding the Manor and Adelaide and Brill and their role in the story.

I would recommend this book to others and look forward to reading other books by Rachel Hauck in the future.

About the book:

How to Catch a Prince (Zondervan, February 2015)

She caught her prince once. Can she catch him again?

American heiress Corina Del Rey's life was devastated by war. Every thing she loved was lost. But after five years of grief, she's shed her grave clothes and started over in the sunshine along the Florida coast.

But some things are not so easily forgotten. When a secret from her past confronts her face to face, she realizes she must follow her heart. Even if it cost her everything.

Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom is a former Royal Air Command lieutenant turned star rugby player, trying to make sense of his life after the devastation of war.
When his brother, King Nathaniel, discovers Stephen's pre war secret, he must deal with an aspect of his life he longed to forget. But how can he do so without exposing the truth and breaching national security?

Yet, true love has a destiny all it's own. As the cathedral bells peal through Cathedral City, Corina and Stephen must chose to answer the call of love on their hearts.
Or let it be lost forever?

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About the author:

Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as The Wedding Dress, Love Starts with Elle, and Once Upon A Prince. She also penned the Songbird Novels with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Booklist named their novel, Softly and Tenderly, one of 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals. She serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pets.

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No compensation was received for this review. All opinions expressed are my own or that of my family. A complimentary review copy was provided to me.