Thursday, March 12, 2015

How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck (Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway)

How to Catch a Prince
by Rachel Hauck
The Royal Wedding series, Book 3
Christian Fiction / Contemporary / Romance
Available February 2015
Zondervan
368 pages



About the Book
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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My Thoughts
Honest to goodness, I think every book I read from Rachel Hauck is better than the last! After reading the first two books in The Royal Wedding series, I was thrilled to learn that another book was on the way! There's just something about royal families, princes, queens, and weddings that just makes me giddy. Thankfully, How to Catch a Prince lived up to every expectation I had for it.

I could go on and on about how much I love this book, but we would be here all day. Instead, let me give you five quick things that make this an incredible book and one that easily goes into the "must read" category.
  • While the characters are royal (or heirs, at least!), they are not perfect. Nope. Stephen and Corina have some serious baggage. This only makes them more relatable and real.
  • The parties and fancy dresses! Seriously, I felt like I was a fly on the wall in a few scenes. Hauck does a great job of bringing these scenes to life and making readers feel like they're part of the story.
  • We get to catch up with characters we've met in previous books. It's hard to turn the last page on a story of two people you really enjoyed getting to know, so I always like seeing that they're "okay" some time later.
  • There's a bit of magic in this story that truly turned it into a fairy tale. Sure, I had to suspend belief a few times, but I adored these special moments and characters and felt like they added a unique flavor to the story.
  • There is some serious romance in this book . . . a couple of truly delicious kisses. It's not overdone, but there is definitely chemistry here!
  • And as a bonus, how lovely is that cover?!
How to Catch a Prince is a thoroughly enjoyable novel that had me alternating between delighted squeals and satisfied sighs. Anyone who enjoys fairy tales will surely love this romance! [5 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Rachel 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.

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Giveaway
An American heiress and a crown prince seem destined to be together. Will the devastation of war keep them apart forever? Find out in Rachel Hauck's new book, How to Catch a Prince. True love has a destiny all its own. With a little heavenly help, Prince Stephen and Corina embark on a journey of truth. But when the secrets are revealed, can they overcome, move forward, and find love again?

Enter to win a "royal" prize pack! 

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A royal-themed Brighton charm bracelet
  • 2 tickets to see the new Cinderella movie
  • The Royal Wedding series (Once Upon a Prince, Princess Ever After, and How to Catch a Prince)
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 23rd. Winner will be announced March 24th on Rachel's blog.

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