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Susanna has found her true prince, and their happily ever after is just around the corner. But when Nate asks her to give up something precious to her, Susanna can’t help but wonder if it’s a sign that their love is not meant to be.
Susanna Truitt (Once Upon A Prince) is three weeks from royalty. She’ll soon marry King Nathaniel II of Brighton Kingdom. But when the government insists she renounce her American citizenship before the wedding, coupled with the lack of involvement by family and friends, Susanna’s heart begins to doubt whether this marriage is God’s plan for her.
Nathaniel would do anything for his bride-to-be. But he knows his position requires that she give up a lot to be with him. Her life will never be her own—right down to her very identity. When she travels home to St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, right before the wedding, Nathaniel fears she won’t return. Gathering his courage, he devises a plan to win his bride all over again, and together they seek out a kingdom to treasure above all.
What a sweet surprise March Bride was. I didn’t know this novella was a continuation of Once Upon a Price, so readers get to revisit Susanna and Nathaniel’s love story weeks before their royal wedding. Their love is deep, but the conflicts continue. Susanna can’t shake that on her best day, she’s still a redneck Georgia girl and that an entire country is counting on her to be a princess. And she keeps seeing Nathaniel around a woman who is a better fit for him, and has made her intentions clear in the past. When Nathaniel confesses that Susanna has to make one more sacrifice before the wedding, she returns home to clear her head. Will she be able to surrender everything in order to marry her true love?
I really enjoyed March Bride because I still love a good fairy tale, and this is a realistic one, too. Susanna’s battle over identity is one all women can relate to, whether we’re marrying royalty or not. I absolutely related to her anxieties about not being good enough and whether her intended was having regrets. It’s captivating reading full of conflict and romance, and is a quick read. I do recommend reading Once Upon a Prince first. By doing so you learn about how their romance unfolds and the secondary characters who continue to get in the way in March Bride.
If you love romance, usher in spring with March Bride.
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I received a copy of March Bride from NetGalley/publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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.
Rachel Hauck fills a need with Princess Ever After that I didn’t even realize I had. As I turned the pages and watched an average girl with overalls and a passion for cars learn she’s an heir to a kingdom, it hit me how even in my 40’s, I still swoon with a princess story.
I remarked earlier this week at Christians Read that Disney had made millions off the princess concept, and I was just as taken with Reggie’s story as I was growing up watching Cinderella. Maybe more so, because Rachel created great tension. Reggie loves the car restoration business and they need her. Her country needs her. She longs for love but has a potential frog in her life, and along comes Tanner, who is a natural fit even in this new life of Reggie’s, as much as the slipper fit Cinderella. But the stresses build, and like a great royal story, there’s a villain who wants the kingdom,
In short, Princess Ever After has all the elements of a great royal story I believe women still believe in, and dream about. I rooted for Reggie and I think you will, too. I hope you take some time out and give yourself the royal treatment of time to enjoy Princess Ever After.
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I received a copy of Princess Ever After from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.