Romance Review: Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck

Once Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding, #1)Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck
ISBN: 0310315476
Genre: Romance
Release date: May 7th 2013 
Number of pages: 352
Source: NetGalley

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I received this book from NetGalley and Zondervan in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by bestselling author Rachel Hauck, treats you to a modern-day fairy tale.

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?



I decided to request this book after reading the novella that follows this story. I had no trouble following the novella and found this couple super sweet. This is a regular romance at first, but when Susanna discovers that Nate is actually prince Nathaniel things changed very fast. 

I liked the pacing in this book and found their insecurities really normal, but Nate had to make some choices after his father died and the romance was left behind, but destiny brought these two together and it’s clear for everyone that love is a bigger part of the equation.

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Series in Order

#1 – Once Upon a Prince
#2 – Princess Ever After

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