Once Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding, #1) by Rachel Hauck

Once Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding, #1)

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 th...

Details Once Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding, #1)

TitleOnce Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding, #1)
Release DateMay 7th, 2013
GenreRomance, Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Christian, Fiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews Once Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding, #1)

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    This was so completely sweet. It reminded me of The Prince & Me meets A Prince for Christmas (with some obvious Kate Middleton inspiration). I wasn't sure about the story at the beginning, but ended up absolutely loving it. It's like a Hallmark movie where everyone's boyfriend is secretly a prince and there are all sorts of obstacles for a regular American girl to marry a European king. Obviously you know how it'll end, but the characters are wha...
  • April
    If I had known it was a Christian romance I would have not bought the book. It was a too preachy.
  • Sarah
    Age Appropriate For: 13 and up (thematic material, romance)Best for Ages: 15 and upI am going to start this review with the one thing I didn’t like about this book: the cover. For me, the cover gave me pause. It made it look like the book would have content that might not be appropriate It isn’t so much what is shown as what is implied. Thankfully, the cover had nothing to do with the story. I hope this type of cover doesn’t become a trend ...
  • Ashley
    I wanted to love this book. And the first pages immediately drew me in. The premise was good and the writing was skillful, unfortunately it lost me in the details. I knew the premise before going into the story, so I wasn't expecting something completely realistic. I was expecting a whimsical, light, fun story. Who doesn't want to be a princess right? :) And I liked Nathaniel although he could be a bit whiny at times. I had trouble connecting wit...
  • Jaye
    Let me start by saying this: I had absolutely NO IDEA that this was a CBA novel. That is, Christian fiction. If I had, I wouldn't have picked it up. I must have missed something in the blurb that would have indicated this. Now, this review isn't a shot at all Christian fiction. I'm not even saying this book represents all books within this genre. All I'm saying is that it's not for me.I did start to read it. From the beginning, I could tell I was...
  • Jessica Gillies
    4.5 starsWas it fluff? Yes.Did I love it? Yes.Sue me. :)
  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    I’ve wanted to read this one for a while now. I thought the cover was cute and the premise sounded fun. The book starts with our heroine Susanna getting dumped by her longtime boyfriend, who has fallen in love with another woman. Their relationship was weird as well as their breakup. Hardly any emotion. The historical elements were boring and repetitive. And how did Susanna know so much about his country’s history? The whole story felt repeti...
  • Alia Ros
    “And tonight, and forever, he held her in his arms”MAN THIS BOOK I COULDN'T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN AT ALL!! What a lovely read!!
  • Duchess Nicole
    3.5 StarsCute story...almost has a Cinderella vibe. Some heavy spirituality...almost too convenient that everyone is so reverent. I'm interested to see how this plays out in the next book. Things are set up for drastic changes.
  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    About this book:“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...
  • Rissa
    4.75⭐Her life was perfect sort of, until her boyfriend since forever dumped her, her father ended up in the hospital, she quit her job and had to move out of her house. Through all the bad she looked to God and a knight in shining armor (not literally) Nate kept popping up when she needed help the most. Nate aka nathaniel a prince next in line for the throne decided to keep his real identity a secret because he liked the idea of a normal life a...
  • Aleida Oskam
    Een heerlijk romantisch verhaal was dit. De schrijfstijl van Rachel Hauck is erg prettig dus het leest vlot weg. Alleen de politieke kwesties snapte ik niet helemaal en ik moest soms erg nadenken wie nou ook alweer wie was. Voor de hoofdpersonen wist ik het wel, maar vaak met alle subpersonages moest ik even goed nadenken. Uiteindelijk werd het meestal wel weer duidelijk maar ik had liever gehad dat ik het sneller weer snapte. Verder vond ik het ...
  • Kristen
    4.5 Ok, I pretty much loved all of this book. It did get a tad too preachy in some spots, hence the .5 star taken away, but overall it was a great book. Fun, clean, girl falls in love with an honest to goodness prince. What's not to like!Moral Note: Can't think of anything bad in it.
  • Alexandra Florence
    I did not know that this was a Christian novel, if I had known then I would have not started reading it. I found the Christianity in the novel to be tolerable, however there were many more elements that prohibited my enjoyment of the book.I found many problems with this book, due to the characters, narrative and storyline. This book held the promise of an enjoyable read, yet sadly it did not deliver.From the beginning of the book I encountered is...
  • Marlene
    Once Upon a Prince (2013, Zondervan), first in the Royal Wedding series by Rachael Hauck, is a Christian modern day fairy tale and won a Christy award for Contemporary/Romance/Suspense. I read this book because I received it as a Mother’s Day gift from my family. Ironically, I had book two in my to-be-read pile, so that worked out beautifully. I don’t read much contemporary fiction, but I’m much more willing to do so in Christian fiction. ...
  • Hannah
    This book is so close to being a five star that I may come back later and upgrade it. I started in on the first few chapters and was pretty sure it wasn't going to be my thing...and then suddenly I got hooked. I couldn't put it down! I read until 1am to finish it! It's a love story with two strong Christians for main characters, something very delightful. I loved it so well that I trotted out today and bought a copy of "Princess Ever After", the ...
  • Marieke
    Ik vond het echt heel fijn om eens een christelijke roman te lezen. Ik lees ze eigenlijk nooit, terwijl het wel een groot deel van mijn leven is. Dus besloot ik dit boek maar eens op te pakken. Het klonk als een romantisch verhaal en dat was het ook zeker! Maar daarnaast zat het boek vol met politieke kwesties en wetten die best ingewikkeld waren. Ik vond die stukken dan ook een stuk minder interessant om te lezen dan het verhaal van Suzy en Nate...
  • Andrea Cox
    by Andrea Renee CoxThis is a tough review to write. I liked the story, but at times it was too predictable. Other moments seemed to be intentionally drawn out when the outcome was obvious and could have been gotten to several pages quicker. I did not appreciate the flirtation during a prayer (page 78 in the paperback version). That was disrespectful to God and the people trying to pray. The leading lady seemed about as mature as a young teenager ...
  • Brooke
    3.5 stars. Very charming and lots of history added in
  • Rissi
    Heavens! Where to start bringing thoughts to order on the first novel of Rachel’s all-new series, ‘Once Upon a Prince.’ I’d set myself up for a deliciously entertaining read which oftentimes can be a detriment but there were no signs of anything “bad” coming up in the book about halfway through and already I’d given this one a 5-star rating. Turns out, that was warranted. Anyone who knows me knows I am the girl who craves the happil...
  • writer...
    Once Upon a PrinceAuthor Rachel HauckPublisher Zondervan release May 7.13I really was attracted to this book's published storyline and a totally fun cover. Unfortunately, it was more charade than fairy tale. As much as I expect to like the leading lady of a story, I never came to any liking for Susanna. Unrealistic, lacking any depth of character or development, unbelievably immature for her stated age of 29; I couldn't imagine a 29 year old busi...
  • Bekah
    On of my New Years resolution is to start being more honest with my star ratings, and to be okay with giving something lower than three. So here we are. This book basically summed up everything I dislike about Christian Romance. The world building and writing wasn't great, but I'm going to focus on the message this books sends.There was a lot of 'peering' into eyes, colors I've never heard of, perfect people (well, they're perfect now, but lets n...
  • Maureen Timerman
    A really sweet read to get lost in. Once the cover is open the words fly off the page, and make it hard to put it down. When the book opens Susanna Truitt's boyfriend for the past twelve years, tells her that he has found the right ring, and the right girl, but it is not her. Susanna should have been devastated, but she knew it was the right thing. He had become comfortable, like an old shoe. We spend time with her as she struggles with Garden De...
  • Brittany
    *An update to my previous review* I have read this book a few times, because it is a favorite of mine. But this time I listened to the audio version. At first, Susanna's thick accent caught me off guard. But then I realized that it made perfect sense for the Georgia girl she is. The narrator did a very good job of creating different voices for the characters, both male and female, and providing appropriate accents depending on where they were fro...
  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    This is my first Rachel Hauck book and I can assure you this won’t be the last. Once Upon a Prince follows the story of Susanna Truitt, the ordinary girl and Nathaniel,the royal prince.Hauck simply throws you into the beautiful and grand life of Susanna & Nathaniel. I loved every bit about Once Upon a Prince. The story unfolds in such a compelling manner. It’s so sweet, it will make you cry a handful of times. The characters are all vivid and...
  • Kelli
    When I first picked this up I thought this was a total copy of the Prince + me movie. So I was skeptical. However, The storyline does suck you in. I love the setting of a island off the coast in the south. It's cute. And the writing flows really well. Its a fun book to just read at the beach or on vacation. It's a bit more preachy in some areas than I would like. Some of the things that happen are to sugary sweet but for a light read, it's pretty...
  • Marie
    Oh fuck me sideways there's way too much Jesus in this book. If I had known it was going to be a leave-room-for-Jesus kind of book I would have never even thought about getting it.DNF @ ~25%, which I think was way more than a fair shot for such a preachy book.
  • Virginia
    This was actually pretty good!
  • Allison
    The whole book I was like "JUST KISS ALREADY!!!!"