Yes, its another review. This girl has been reading a lot of books in the evenings as it is now officially summer. Woohoo.
At first glance this novel caught my eye, yes yet another judging a book by its cover moment for this girl. I am a romantic at heart and a sucker for fairytales, so even though I had originally planned on reviewing a different book, I couldn't help asking for this one instead. I love the mush, happy endings and ‘aww’ moments found in fairytales, must be the girly girl in me.
So this book (Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck) looked perfect.
This is the story of a typical 20-something girl called Susanna, who finds life completely turned upside down when her boyfriend of 12 years breaks up with her instead of proposing. Enter a chance encounter with a tall dark handsome stranger who fast becomes a good friend to her. All the while she is unaware he is a prince in line to a European throne.
While being a cute story which didn't disappoint on its 'aww' moments, I couldn't help feeling like it was a retelling of one of my favorite movies, The Prince and Me.
So while I enjoyed it, I can't say it is a new favorite.
I feel like I never really connected with any of the characters on a deep level or understood a lot of the political story going on between the two fictitious countries soon to be ruled by the Prince.
I would have loved to have seen more depth in the faith of the main characters There were times when I felt scripture or a short prayer had been added almost as an afterthought.
All that to say, I would recommend it as a fun, clean, light romantic read. It is a cute fictitious story inspired by England's royal family.
What have you guys been reading lately?
I need some recommendations :)