Sunday, March 15, 2015

New Book from Rachel Hauck | ‘How to Catch a Prince’ and Royal Giveaway

HowToCatchAPrinceAn 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?

My Review: I absolutely loved this book. I think it's my favorite of the whole series, maybe because I can relate so well to the emotions and feelings of both our hero and heroine (I've been in their shoes). The story itself flows in such a way that you don't want to put it down. I loved The Manor and Adelaide and Brill and their meaning and purpose in the book.

The characters were very well written. Corina Del Ray is a true role model for women. Even with her wealth, she is sweet, down to earth, and hard working. Sometimes, I think faith that is acquired or found during times of devastating trials, is more deep and unwavering than faith that has never been tested. Corina's faith in her Lord is inspiring, even in the darkest times of her life. Prince Stephen Stratton is a man running from his past. His actions, in his mind, are justified by the results of a deadly mission he faced during the war. Rachel Hauck captures the devastating emotions of death, loss, and grief in each character, making you feel what they feel, as they feel it.

The message is the sweetest part of the book, in my opinion. For Stephen, facing his past and learning to forgive himself as the Lord has forgiven him, was a true test of his character and faith. He wasn't really living until that happened, he was just muddling through and existing. For Corina, letting go of her grief was her first step in true healing. The message for her throughout the book was to love well. When I first read those words, I was floored. Adelaide said it well when she told Corina, "Love is vast, rich, textured. If you limit yourself to only romantic love, you will never love well." Loving well means emptying ourselves, trusting that God will bring about our hearts desires, and letting go of what you need to in order to gain what God has for you.

Overall, this was a fantastic addition to a beautiful series about God's love, grace, and perseverance in times of trials. It has challenged me to learn to love well in all areas of my life. I look forward to reading more by this fantastic author!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book through the Litfuse blogging program in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.*
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Enter to win a "royal" prize pack! 


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.


About the book:
How to Catch a Prince (Zondervan, February 2015)
She caught her prince once. Can she catch him again?

hauck2American 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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About the author:

Rachel Hauck
is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as The Wedding Dress, Love Starts with Elle, and Once Upon A Prince. She also penned the Songbird Novels with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Booklist named their novel, Softly and Tenderly, one of 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals. She serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pets.

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  1. Loved your thoughts, Shannah, and completely agree with you. I'm so eager to read the first book in this series! Loved the second one, but like you, this was my favorite.

    1. The first book was awesome. I highly recommend it!