Princess Ever After

Paperback | February 4, 2014

byRachel Hauck

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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.

"Hauck can be counted on for captivating, page-turning stories and sincere characters with heart." —Romantic Times Review, 4 stars

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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. Wh...

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 rachelhauck.co...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:February 4, 2014Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310315506

ISBN - 13:9780310315506

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Depends on What You're Hoping For... For all the readers who delighted in the story of Susanna and Nathaniel from Once Upon a Prince, Rachel Hauck has delivered a sequel featuring a new story and different characters, with recurring favorites appearing on occasion. Princess Ever After was published early in 2014 by Zondervan, and is second in The Royal Wedding Series - soon to be joined by a third novel in 2015. As often the case with sequels, the big question is whether or not the high standards of its prequel will be met? Princess Ever After is the contemporary, fairytale-ish story of Regina 'Reggie' Beswick - former accountant and present restorer of classic cars - and her adventures after discovering she is the sole heir and princess of a struggling country (or duchy) called Hessenberg. Joining her in this process of discovery is Tanner Burkhardt, Hessenberg's Minister of Culture, who carries a hidden burden from mistakes made long ago, but never forgotten. Although each primary character possesses a fair share of personal history, is described in detail, and holds quirks and faults aplenty, they never end up feeling real or vivid enough to be called 'friends'. I?m not sure if it is just hard to relate to a girl who calls herself 'Reg', or if the author never quite pulled her characters closer than arm's length, but somehow they fall flat - and to a certain extent, the story follows suit. While the prequel to this story, Once Upon a Prince, is unbelievable in a sweet, delightful fantasy sort of way, Princess Ever After is simply unbelievable. Overwhelming situations are reacted to with underwhelming emotion, and troublesome loose ends are tied up quickly and prettily. Unexplained glows shine from a forest, and a priceless car is hidden for decades in a secret barn before being discovered at just the right moment. Simply stated, the story fails at coming to life as a modern day fairytale. Instead, it just seems silly. The biggest drawback to the novel occurs when Tanner shares his story of wrong choices - in MUCH too much detail - that led to him becoming a single, unwed father of twin girls. Other situations also contain too much detail, such as the many kissing scenes and multiple hours spent alone by an unmarried couple. Although many negative aspects are easily apparent in Princess Ever After, it also has redeeming qualities? Every once in a while a very sweet moment occurs, and Regina possesses a faith in God that helps her through difficult times. Tanner also renews a relationship with both his parents and his Heavenly Father. For readers who adore all things royal and romantic, or those hoping for another glimpse of characters from Once Upon a Prince, this book may be enjoyable. But for conservative readers who prefer the characters to walk off the page, combined with a memorable story that grips and intrigues from beginning to end, I suggest looking elsewhere. *** 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: 2014-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Princess Ever After I was given this book Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck. This story follows Regina Beswick a simple girl who loves to work on cars.Tanner Burkhardt the minister of culture in Hessenberg is sent to Tell Reggie she is the air to the throne in Hessenberg.Regina cannot even imagine what Tanner is talking about.As Regina struggles to whether or not she wants to become the princess will she find love along the way.I loved this story definitely a great story
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read! This was my first time reading Rachel Hauck's writing and I really enjoyed it! First of all, I must say: I am shallow and I do judge a book by the cover and I really loved this one. Made me want to read it right away. Hauck has a wonderful way with words and that is what drew me into this sweet romance right away. Initially I found the number of names and the set up of the chapters a little confusing but I soon got into the storyline of Reggie the tomboy. After being asked to become Princess of a small country she must choose to stay where she is or step out of her comfort zone. The romantic line of the book was the most natural I have seen in a long time and I applaud Mrs. Hauck's craftmanship. There were times when I wished for a little more push in Regina's life and the storyline was fairly conventional in its structure (there are no grand surprises). Nevertheless, I came away from the book thankful that I had read it. As you read of Regina's journey there are many touching moments for many of the characters. All in all, a good read. I would recommend this to those who like real life fairy tales and well drawn out characters. It is a nice light hearted romance. A review copy was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review
Date published: 2014-02-05

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