Blog Tour: Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck - Review & Giveaway

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Princess Ever After (Royal Wedding, #2)Princess Ever After
(Royal Wedding #2)
by Rachel Hauck
Christian Romance

February 4th 2014 by Zondervan


Summary

Regina Beswick was born to be a princess.

But she’s content to be a small-town girl, running a classic auto restoration shop, unaware a secret destiny awaits her. One that will leap from the pages of her grandmother’s hand-painted book of fairytales.

Tanner Burkhardt is the stoic Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg. When he is tasked to retrieve the long-lost princess, he must overcome his fear of failure in order to secure his nation’s future—and his own.

Yet lurking in the political shadows is a fierce opponent with sinister plans to abolish the throne forever. Overwhelmed with opposition, Regina must decide if she’s destined to restore old cars or an ancient nation. Together—with a little divine intervention—Regina and Tanner discover the truth of her heritage and the healing power of true love.

You can read the first chapter here.

   


My Review

I enjoyed the first book in this series, Once Upon a Prince, and so I was really looking forward to reading Princess Ever After. I ended up enjoying this one even more!

I don't know what it is about loving present-day princess stories, but I just do. Maybe it's the dashing gentleman, especially when he's got an accent. It could be the star-crossed lovers aspect that is normally always present or the almost insurmountable odds against things turning out. Maybe it is just frankly that things always end in a happily-ever-after for the two main characters. It's probably all of these, but Princess Ever After didn't disappoint. It gave me all of these. There were plenty of complications and difficulties for the princess of this story, Regina or "Reg" or "Reggie" as she is normally called. There is a dashing hero in Tanner Burkhardt. There is an aspect of star-crossed love, although this time the hero isn't the prince and Cinderella is a princess in disguise.

It was really fun getting to know these characters! Regina didn't always pull through or face her challenges straight on as I wanted her to. She has a tendency to run away. Tanner was pretty brave and I loved how he reveals how he feels regardless if Reggie reciprocates his feelings. Then we get to meet the MCs from the first book and there are other side characters that add some more character to the story. What I have always enjoyed about Rachel's books is that she lets her characters be human and face human challenges. Even though I didn't always agree with Regina, she did act how we probably would if something like this happened to us.

The Christian aspect of the story is fairly strong, but not preachy at all. It's more just matter-of-fact in its placement. I also liked how some of it was just how the characters felt when they were seeking an answer or felt in a specific place.

Will I be reading the next book in this series? For sure. This book kept me smiling, sighing, and I had to get to the end to see how things turned out. I just love these type of feel-good, happily-ever-after, sweet romance books! This definitely hit the spot for me!

Content: Clean

Source: I want to thank LitFuse Publicity Group and the publisher, Zondervan, for my free review copy, which did not affect my opinion in any way.


About the Author

Rachel HauckRachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as RITA nominated “The Wedding Dress” and RITA nominated “Love Starts with Elle,” part of the Lowcountry series, the Nashvegas series and the Songbird Novels penned with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Their novel “Softly and Tenderly,’ was one of Booklists 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals. A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, she worked in the corporate software world before planting her backside in an uncomfortable chair to write full time in 2004. Rachel serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and leads worship at their annual conference. She is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker. Rachel writes from her two-story tower in an exceedingly more comfy chair. She is a huge Buckeyes football fan.



Tour Giveaway

Rachel Hauck is celebrating the release of her latest "swoon"-worthy romance,  Princess Ever After, with a fun $200 "Princess" prize package giveaway and a Facebook "Princess" party on March 6th. Grab your tiaras and RSVP today!

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  One winner will receive:
  • A $200 Visa cash card (buy your very own "princess ever after" gown or tanks of gas for your "royal" ride)
  • Princess Ever After, Once Upon a Prince, and The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 6th. Winner will be announced at Rachel's "Princess" Facebook Party on March 6th. Connect with Rachel for an evening of "royal" book chat, princess-themed trivia, laughter, prizes, and an exclusive look at the next book in the Royal Wedding series!

So grab your copy of Princess Ever After and join Rachel and friends on the evening of March 6th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 6th!

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