How To Catch A Prince

Paperback | February 24, 2015

byRachel Hauck

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Behind him, beside him, before him, the synchronized cathedral bells began to ring out.

One, two, three . . .

Then she said it first. The words his heart burst to share. “I love you, Stephen. You are my true prince.”

An American heiress and a crown prince seem destined to be together. Will the devastation of war keep them apart forever?

American heiress Corina Del Rey caught her prince once. But the tragedy of war kept her too long in a fog of grief. Now she’s shifting her life forward, reigniting her career as a journalist. Still, nothing can relieve her of the secret and the love she carries in her soul.

Prince Stephen of Brighton is one of the world’s most eligible bachelors and a star rugby player, trying to make sense of his life. His days in Afghanistan with the Royal Air Command will mark him forever. And he can’t seem to shake their dark shadow.

But when his brother, King Nathaniel, confronts him with a document the prince thought long buried and forgotten, Stephen is forced to face the pain of his past and the love he left behind.

With a little heavenly help, Prince Stephen and Corina embark on a journey of truth. But when the secrets are revealed, can they overcome and find love again? 

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Behind him, beside him, before him, the synchronized cathedral bells began to ring out.One, two, three . . .Then she said it first. The words his heart burst to share. “I love you, Stephen. You are my true prince.”An American heiress and a crown prince seem destined to be together. Will the devastation of war keep them apart forever?Am...

Rachel Hauck is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory tower. Visit her online at

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 1 inPublished:February 24, 2015Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310315549

ISBN - 13:9780310315544


Rated 5 out of 5 by from How to Catch a Prince How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck is the third book in her Royal Weddings series, and is by far my favorite of them all. Rachel has been one of my favorite authors ever since I first read her book, The Wedding Dress, and I have read many of her novels since then, so I knew going in that this book would be amazing. Especially since I absolutely adored Once Upon a Prince and Princess Ever After. What I didn’t anticipate, however, was how much I loved Corina—who was a bit of a spitfire—Prince Stephen—whose painful struggles, and charming nature, made him all the more endearing—and their unconventional relationship—the details of which I never saw coming. While I loved Corina because of her I-won’t-get-walked-all-over attitude and the way she never backed down, I also—like with Prince Stephen—loved her through her struggles. Although I hated that she had to go through them, I couldn’t get enough of how she fought through them and didn’t let them, especially the death of her brother, keep her from living. She was an inspiration in many ways, but the most important way was by her loving well. I can’t explain what I mean by that without spoiling some of the story, but let me just say, I walked away from this book with my own desire to “love well”, and that is something I will never forget about this novel. Then there’s Prince Stephen. Can I just say, that despite his sullenness and the way he treats Corina—though that is just because of his pain—he really is the perfect Prince. And I just love some of the things he says, and the accent that I know he has, and I hear in my head. He’s not always sullen, let me tell you, and when he isn’t, he can be extremely sweet. Besides, how can you not melt a little when he calls her “love”? I mean, what wouldn’t I give to be called that (anyone else agree)? At the same time, I also felt so much sympathy for him as he struggled through the pain he felt. He’s another character you just cannot help falling in love with. Because How to Catch a Prince is so full of loveable characters—who were not the same at the end of the book—and amazing descriptions of Brighton that made me feel as if I was actually there, I happily give this book all five bookshelves, and a place on my all-time-favorites list. I also just really loved how I took things from this story to apply to my own life. I’m always saying how I want the characters to have changed on the inside by the time I get to the end of a book, but what really makes a novel great is when you change as well. That is when you know you have read a wonderful novel. So, I loudly applaud Rachel for this amazing final installment in her series. I absolutely loved it.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Faith-Infused Fairytale Title: How to Catch a Prince Author: Rachel Hauck Publishing House/Publication Date: Zondervan/2015 Genres: Christian Fiction; Inspirational Romance Time Period: Modern Day Number of Pages: 360 Series: Book #3 in 'The Royal Wedding Series' You should read this book if… You enjoyed the previous two books in the series, (though it is unnecessary to read them sequentially), or if you love faith-based, modern-day fairytales with happy endings. This book is recommended for mature readers due to occasional content pitfalls. Tone and Mood: Written in a gentle, whimsical style, this story steps back and forth over the bounds of reality with grace and tenderness. As a personal growth narrative, the journey that begins in subdued grief and despair gradually gives way to love and hope and, most of all, healing. Characters and Point of View: Third-person point of view brings the story to life through the eyes of two people - American heiress Corina Del Rey and Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom. After years of struggling through the fog of grief over losing her twin brother, Corina is finally ready to start over. Or at least try. Across the ocean, Stephen buries his internal wounds beneath his all-encompassing lifestyle as a professional rugby star, until an injury leaves him out for the season - or worse. Both protagonists are portrayed with authenticity and empathy, but various secondary characters, including those from previous books in the series, are not as realistic in dialog or actions as their focal counterparts. Storyline: As unexpected implications are revealed about the secrets that tie Corina and Stephen together - but also tore them apart five years ago - each must make decisions that will test all of their strength, love, and faith in God… and each other. Though not always 100% true to reality, this story never falters in sincerity. Themes and Morals: Various truth-based ideals are woven throughout the book, including forgiveness in many forms, and the process of moving on after tragedy. Prominently at the heart of the story, however, is the paradigm to 'love well'. You will have to read the story to discover all the effects of this profound pair of words in the lives of Corina and Stephen… and maybe yours, too. Inappropriate Content: Several personal marriage references, memories and conversations make this book inappropriate for a younger audience. In truth, it is disappointing for these instances to be in Christian Fiction at all, and though few in number reflect negatively on the story as a whole. Conclusion: Overall, this book was a delight to be swept away in, and is a sweet conclusion to a fun series. Apart from a few words and scenarios, as a God-focused, real-life fairytale you won't find much better. Step into the story and discover for yourself that 'loving well' is the one, true process of How to Catch a Prince. *** This book was provided courtesy of HarperCollins Canada, in exchange for my honest review. It is available for purchase at bookstores from Zondervan Publishers.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This sweet story combines the contemporary with an old time fairytale feel How To Catch A Prince is the third book in a fun, imaginative series by Rachel Hauck - The Royal Wedding Series. They have to do with the royal family of Brighton, and are delightful. They are bit like The Princess Diaries, but for an older audience. Princes, princesses and happily ever afters are a sweet diversion from the everyday, a wonderful escape into a fairytale. Corina Del Rey is an American heiress who once met and fell in love with a prince. Where things went wrong, she's not too sure but life intervened and it all seems destined to be a distant memory, something of a dream. Prince Stephen is heir to the throne and soon to be given a title, but at the moment he is tormented by dark memories of a terrible tragedy that he blames himself for and the only time he forgets is when he's out on the rugby pitch. He's thrown himself heart and soul into the game, but it really only postpones dealing with the memories and the pain. When his brother, the king, confronts him he decides to straighten out at least the legalities of his brief marriage to Corina but of course things don't go quite as planned. This is a sweet romance that still manages to have a strong plot and characters you can really get behind. It blends the contemporary with an old time fairytale feel, and it is most certainly worth your time, and the rest of the series as well. I received this book from Litfuse and Zondervan for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sheer reading delight How can you not love a book that has exquisite lines like: "With a smile, Daisy pulled Corina into a hug. And for a fleeting second, Corina cradled her cheek on her friend's shoulder and left a piece of her burden there." Honestly, Hauck's eloquence takes my breath away. Her words speak directly to my heart and I find myself emotionally invested in the lives of the characters she brings to life. There's just no way I could have stopped reading. And when the end came, I didn't want it to be over. How to Catch a Prince is clever and witty and heartrending. A tumultuous mix that had me alternately laughing and crying and shouting scathing comments at ne'er-do-well characters that had no business giving Corina such a hard time. Not to mention swooning over some lovely romantical bits too. And yet it also has an ethereal, fairy tale quality with enough inspiration to touch my soul. That astounding combination equals sheer reading delight. This is the first novel I have read by Rachel Hauck and I'm left wondering what took me so long! My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Zondervan for supplying me with a review copy of this book.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Romantic and whimsical Patience lost the man she thought she was going to marry. So when she inherits her grandmother's boarding house she leaves home with the determination to make a new home for herself. Almost immediately she gets on the wrong side of Jedediah, the local marshall. She bakes him breakfast to ask his forgiveness and a tenuous arrangement is made. Patience will make breakfast for his men and Jedediah will help fix up her boarding house. The story was sweet. It had a small bit of drama, but mostly it was romantic and fun. The author did a great job of making the two main characters engaging and entertaining. They both had flaws and issues they needed to work out, but this added instead of detracted from the story. It also made them more relatable. The secondary characters really help set the mood for the story and I look forward to reading more about them in the next few books. I liked how messages of forgiveness and faith were subtly woven into the story. If you are looking for a sweet, christian romance with a little bit of mystery than I would definitely recommend this book. I received this book free of charge from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.
Date published: 2015-02-23

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'Hauck writes a feel-good novel that explores the trauma and love of the human heart . . . an example of patience and sacrifice that readers will adore.'