Review: Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck

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Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck
The Royal Wedding Series, Book 2
Zondervan, 2014

“Because once you know who you really are, you can’t go back to who you thought you were”(266).

Summary:
Regina Beswick is in the car restoration business, and is loving life. But her life is turned upside-down when Tanner Burkhardt, Hessenburg’s Minister of Culture, arrives with the revelation that she is the long-lost princess of Hessenburg. He has come to bring Regina home, but will she come with him?

My Thoughts:
To be 29 years old and think you know who you are, only to be blindsided by a hidden, yet life-changing truth, must be unimaginable. Regina knows who she is. She is content and satisfied with her life. When she learns that she is a princess, her whole world is thrown into disarray.

Regina is overwhelmed by the unbelievable truth that she is indeed the princess and the only one who can save her country. She is torn between wanting to take her rightful place and the fear of what that would truly mean for her. She is conflicted between the life she knows and the life she is meant to live.

Will she have the courage to embrace the truth of who she is and fulfill her destiny?

The message to embrace your calling can be found in the pages of this novel. When God reveals his calling for each of our lives, will we have the courage to do what he asks of us?

After reading this novel and Once Upon a Prince, I’m beginning to see a series arc that is focused on answering the question, “What is God’s will for my life?” This story may be set in a fairytale-esque setting; however the issues and the life choices the characters are faced with are real. Princess Ever After is a wonderful addition to The Royal Wedding series, but Once Upon a Prince is still my favorite.

Rating: 4 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

My reviews of other books by Rachel Hauck:
The Wedding Dress   •  Once Upon A Prince

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