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Princess Ever After (Royal Wedding #2)

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Regina Beswick never dreamed of faraway places. She’s happy with her life as a classic car mechanic and owner of a restoration shop.

But an unexpected visitor and the discovery of a fairytale, drawn by her great-grandma, causes Regina to wonder if she might be destined for something more.

Tanner Burkhardt, Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg, must convince
Paperback, 360 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by Zondervan
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Rachelle Rea
When I read Once Upon a Prince, I decided that was the most beautiful cover I had ever seen. (In fact, there's a story there: when Casey shared the cover on Facebook, I pre-ordered Once Upon a Prince. In paperback.) That book hooked me on Rachel Hauck. This great writer crafts contemporaries that this historical-romance fan loves!

Then came Princess Ever After, and I changed my mind: this is the most beautiful cover I have ever seen. I mean, can't you tell? That shimmery blue is all over this blo
Andrea Heltsley
I LOVED the first book in the series, but had trouble connecting with the characters in this installment. It wasn't a bad book, it just didn't grab my attention like I hoped it would.
It seems like 2014 is going to the be the year of continuing series for me because it feels like the only books I have read this year are seconds in a series. On a positive note, however, they have all been wonderful. Including this gem from Rachel Hauck, whom I must meet as soon as possible because she is one of the best storytellers ever! (As I say that is a complete valley girl style!) I started this series last year because I have never read a book published by Zondervan that I have not enjo ...more
But isn’t that what courage to step into your calling is all about? Discovering the truth and doing everything in your power to obtain it? To live it?

You know, I think it’s safe to say you’re never too old for fairy tales. Who wants to live in a world where that isn’t the case? One of my favorite cartoons to this day in Cinderella. “Cinderellle…Cinderelle, night and day for Cinderelle!” And Gus Gus? I want a chunky mouse that wears a pointy hat. Although, I can just get one for my cat (he isn’t
I loved Rachel Hauck's first book in her Royal Wedding Series, Once Upon a Prince. After I finished that one I was counting down the days for the release of the second book, Princess Ever After. I'm like the next girl, I love a good fairytale/princess/romance story, but for some reason I felt this story fell flat. Which was a bummer. It was still good, yet it was not all I was hoping and rooting for.

This book is Hauck's baby I'm sure so I don't want to badmouth it. It's still a great read and I
JoJo Sutis
I absolutely love a sweep you off your feet fairy tale and Rachel Hauck is top notch!
I totally fell in love with these characters- Regina (er…Reggie) was not at all what I expected…she was a delightful, refreshing surprise of a character! And Tanner…well, I’ll let you get to know him on your own!
I was also happy to catch up with some characters from Book 1, but don’t fear…even though this is a series- it can be thoroughly enjoyed on its own.
Princess Ever After is a swoon-worthy, romantic, intrig
Valerie (Val's Vicinity)
For every little girl who dreamed of being a princess, but then grew up... this story is for you! The circumstances are realistic; it feels like something that could actually happen. No magic or spells required for this real world fairy tale, but that doesn't mean the story won't cast a spell on you!

Though the first part of the story stretched out a bit longer than I hoped, it's actually a large part of what gives the story its realism. Regina's reluctance and disbelief at the revelation of her
Regina Beswick didn’t know she was born to be a princess.

She’s content to be a small-town girl, running a classic auto restoration shop, unaware that a secret destiny awaits her. One that will leap from the pages of her grandmother’s hand-painted book of fairy tales.

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
“Like restoring cars is a highway to being a princess? Dad, my life is not a Disney movie.” Reggie Beswick, Princess Ever After

Once I opened Rachel Hauck’s Princess After Ever, I had to keep reading until I’d wrung the last drop of sweet, romantic, quirky goodness from the story. This book is equal parts Princess Diaries, Roman Holiday, and Tammy and the Bachelor. (Anyone else remember that oldie but goodie?). And I kept picturing Tanner Burkholdt as hunky widowers Tom Winters, aka Cary Grant,
I love fairy tales...those stories that really let you "live the dream". Princess Ever After definitely fits into this category. It is the second book in the Royal Wedding series, however, it really can be read as a stand along book if you have not read the first book, Once Upon a Prince. I really enjoy reading books in a series, and would recommend that you read the first one if you can. It was one of my absolute favorite books last year and I have already re-read it a couple of times! It is ju ...more
Regina Beswick is happy with her simple life. She owns her own business - or restoring classic cars - and loves life. She doesn't know she's a princess. Or the one person who can save a country. When Tanner Burkhardt from the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg shows up at her garage and informs her that she's the long-lost heir to the throne, she really thinks someone is playing a joke on her. Yet when her father confirms at least part of Tanner's claim, Reggie finds herself at a crossroads. Should she g ...more
Feb 10, 2014 June rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
What a sweet, romantic story. The kind of happily ever after any girl would want to live! These characters were so easy to love and associate with. The country girl who would rather have oil under her fingernails than live in a mansion. The boy who loved enough to let go. And when they came together they fit like a hand in a glove.
What girl doesn't dream of being a princess in real life? Of course we think of the fairy tale princess not a real life ruling a kingdom sort of princess. Totally different. And Rachel Hauck does a good job of portraying the difference. I loved the heroine's ability to charm the people around her including after she went to Hessenberg. And the way she was a smart girl able to understand the workings of the political and government realm. I wasn't real thrilled with her hero's seeming character a ...more
Margaret Tidwell
This is the 2nd book in the Royal wedding series if you want to check out my review of the first book you can click here. I have to say that from the first chapter of this book I was hooked. I love this series of books because they remind me of the movie "The Princess Diaries". I love this authors writing really draws me in and I love the premise of these stories. In this one you get to follow along with Regina as she learns that she is a princess and they need her to go back and run her country ...more
Loved, loved, loved this book! Write more Rachel Hauck, write more!
Karen Martin
This was probably my favorite of the series. Regular girl learns she’s born to be a princess, and of course the dashing man who helps her. I like the interaction between Regina and Tanner. Each has to fight their own battles, but they both help each other with whatever difficulties they have to face. I like how Regina embraces the people more than the crown, how she tries to understand the working class and backbone of her new kingdom. And Tanner, while afraid of failing, he does care deeply for ...more
This is a fun read. Yes, it is a fairy tale & yes, it is fantasy. However, it captured my attention & heart right away. In book #1, Once Upon A Prince, a southern American girl falls in love with and becomes engaged to a prince, soon to be crowned King. Their marriage would not be possible, though, because of some legal difficulties in the governing of the royal lands of Brighton & Hessenberg. These difficulties were resolved when a previously unknown heir to the throne of Hessenberg ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
This is a series I've had my eye on for awhile. Ever since the first book came out (Once Upon a Princess), I've been wanting to read it. My library has the ebook of the first book so I picked that up and read it and then I came across this second book in the series on NetGalley and knew I had to read it.

What draws me to this series in the first place is that I've read books by Rachel Hauck before and I know what I going to get. She is a Christian Fiction author so I know the book will be clean (
Reggie Beswick, proud southern belle of Tallahassee, Florida, was not, on the surface, princess material. She was independent to a fault, honest and forthright. She didn't hold back if she had something on her mind. And more than anything besides her family, she loved antique cars. After a traditional college education and several years as a CPA at a local firm, she risked it all to begin her dream venture, opening a classic car renovation business with her friends Al, Wally and Rafe. Just as he ...more
It took me until the fourth chapter to really grasp what was going on in the story. It jumps back and forth in time from Princess Alice in 1914 writing in her Diary, to present day events. Once I realized what was happening, it was easier to get into the flow of the story being told from both times and continue to allow myself to fall into the rythm of the story.

As this story progressed, I found that it is one that does seem similar in some ways to the movie "The Princess Diaries" yet still rema
There has recently been a slew of books written about fairy tales and princesses. But I have to say, my favorite ones would be this series here by Rachel Hauck. I was able to review the first book last year and this one was actually my favorite out of the two. You just gotta love a southern Florida gal being whisked away and becoming a princess:)

Regina, or Reggie as she likes to be called, is at her best. She restores vintage classic cars with her buddies. Then enters Tanner. Ponytail and all:)
In Princess Ever After, book two in the Royal Wedding series, Rachel Hauck transports the reader back to the wonderful world of Brighton and Hessenberg that she created in Once Upon a Prince. Though the two novels are only remotely connected and easily stand alone, they carry the same romantic, fairy tale-like quality. And they're both so much fun to read!

At first glance, Princess Ever After is the classic tale of a commoner ascending the throne, à la The Princess Diaries or any number of animat
A modern day fairytale, a bit like The Princess Diaries movies from a few years ago, but a lot more grown up. Regina is content as a small town girl, and she feels she's found her niche restoring classic autos. She has no idea that her tidy life is going to be turned upside down. Can you imagine finding out suddenly that you were a long lost royal destined to rule a small country? She's not sure she wants to and it's up to Tanner Burkhardt to convince her otherwise.

Tanner has his own personal is
Jasmine Ko
This is the book that I've been waiting for since I finished the last page of Once Upon a Prince last year. No, seriously... like borderline cyber-stalking Hauck's Instagram for updates on when she was going to be done writing the next book because you JUST.CAN'T.WAIT!!! I absolutely adored Once Upon a Prince and I have to say, upfront, that I was initially very disappointed that it was a completely new story and not a continuation of the first one. However, once I got over that initial disappoi ...more
Although I haven't read the first book in this series, I knew when I read the synopsis for this one that it was one I was going to love. I love the way the author wrote this book. It was basically perfect in the way it was written. Rachel Hauck handles each part of the plot with grace and in such a believable way that I couldn't stop reading, it would have been a one-sitting read if it hadn't been for me having to do some school work.

I enjoyed reading along as Regina and Tanner overcome their o
Amy Bradsher
Regina Beswick was born to be a princess, and Rachel Hauck was born to write about them. Hauck can spin a romance like no other - setting amazingly beautiful scenery with the special touches that few could dream up - and then plunking a perfectly regular person in the midst of it. I love watching how these seemingly ordinary Americans deal with the drastic change in circumstances. How they try to navigate the rough waters of love, wealth, status, and royalty when the entire world is watching.

DelAnne Frazee
Title: Princess Ever After - Royal Wedding Series Book 2
Author: Rachel Hauck
Publisher: Zondervan/Harper Collins Publishing
Published: 2-4-2014
ISBN-10: 0310315506
ISBN-13: 978-0310315506
Pages: 358
Genre: Romance
Tags: Spirituality, Christian Fiction
Sensual Level: very low
Overall Rating: excellent

Tanner Burkhardt is thrilled to be back on Hessenberg soil. Six months after HRH Prince Nathaniel appointed him Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg he still has a long
My biggest complaint with this book was the heroine. I could overlook the fact that she went by Reg or Reggie, instead of using her lovely name Regina or even shortening it something like Gina, Rina, or Ria. But I could not overlook her attitude, rudeness, lack of foresight, and general unkindness. The book starts with Regina joy riding a car she was hired to restore. No, she's not test driving it, she's risking damage to a car she doesn't own and has to deliver in pristine condition on the next ...more
Jodi Janz
I enjoyed book 1 in Rachel Hauck`s Royal Weddings Series, but I loved Book 2!! Princess Ever After was amazing!

The second book in Rachel`s fairy tale, Royal Weddings Series is fantastic. Hauck goes deeper into the fictional story world of Hessenberg from the first book. This time, even the Prince Nathaniel and his blushing Bride Susanna enter the story line as all come together to convince this small-town, grease monkey to become a princess.

My favorite character by far was Tanner, the hero, Sir
Lindsey Silvestrini
I have to admit, I don't believe in fairy tales. Maybe I've been a little jaded about love and life but the happily ever after of fairy tales has always annoyed me. When I saw Princess Ever After, I was really hesitant about even reading it. Can I handle another princess story? Why will this one be any different?

I did have a little trouble getting into the story. Not because of my initial hesitation about princesses but just the bouncing back and forth between characters before they all came tog
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RITA finalist and award winning author Rachel Hauck writes from sunny central Florida.

With strong southern stories, she infuses faith and real life into the lives of her fictional characters.

Rachel loves to encourage new writers and is the book therapist for My Book Therapy and writing community founded by
Susan May Warren.

Rachel graduated from Ohio State University with a BA in Journalism. She'
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Royal Wedding (3 books)
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