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Princess Ever After

(Royal Wedding #2)

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4.03  ·  Rating details ·  3,948 ratings  ·  464 reviews
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
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Paperback, 358 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by Zondervan
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Rachelle Cobb
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
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✨ Gramy ✨
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Miss Regina Beswick was 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.

Overwhelmed with opposition, Regina must decide if she’s destined to restore old cars or an ancient nation.


Regina Beswick was born to be a princess, but can she accept the challenge?

Tanner Burkhardt is the stoic Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg. When
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Alia Ros
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
3.5

honestly the ending was great but the starting was a bit slow so i skimmed most of it

but then there were a really sweet moments
but the realtionship btwn the MCs were way fast paced oh well

it was really nice all in all

;--)
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Andrea Cox
While this book was less predictable than the first book in the series and fairly cute, it had some major issues that prevented my enjoying it.

Firstly, there was a transgender comment or “joke” that ran across two chapters and ended up being hysterically laughed about by the lead. There is nothing funny about transgenderism. It has no place in a Christian fiction book, as this genre is supposed to look different than those genres of the general market. I don’t read Christian books to get the
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Melanie Kilsby
Awww, what a happy ending for this modern fairytale.
I loved the main character Reggie, or Regina, and her red-necked royal, reckless, fire. I absolutely loved her character arc. I also loved her Grandmother Alice and the letters she wrote. What a wonderful addition to the story.

A sweet read.
✨ kathryn ✨
More like 3.5 stars, to be honest.
While this wasn't the most horrendous read ever, it was so cloying and sickly sweet (and cringey tbh) in some parts that I was actively recoiling as I read it - I'll be needing a good week away from the tooth-rotting fluff before I continue with the next book (I've invested time in this people, I need my closure about Nathaniel's brother. Ok?). That being said, it was (as with the first book in the series) a nice escape from cold, grey France for a few days! As
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Shantelle
Now that was real sweet! ^_^ So many tender moments. Humorous moments. Sacred moments between Creator and created. Princess Ever After was a delightful second addition to THE ROYAL WEDDING series by Rachel Hauck. Looking forward to reading more! Rachel Hauck writes Christian contemporary romance in a way that I indeed enjoy!

Note: Though this is a modern-day story, it's also a bit of a fairy tale-retelling, and has some supernatural type happenings.
Andrea Heltsley
Dec 11, 2013 rated it liked it
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.
Jessica Gillies
3.5 stars

Can't say I enjoyed it as much as the last one, but this was still a lot of fun! While it's linked to the last book in the series, this can definitely be read as a stand alone (though it will spoil you for the first book- but in all honesty, the spoiler is one you should be able to figure out instantly anyway).

Jordan Lynch
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Before I go say anything else, let me say that this cover is gorgeous! I'm a sucker for covers with pretty dresses, and this book certainly fits the bill!

But onto the actual story...

Regina Beswick has finally found what she was meant to do. She gave up her job as a CPA to follow her dream of restoring classic cars, and she couldn't be happier. So when a man shows up claiming she's the lost heir of the kingdom of Hessenberg, Regina laughs in his face. No way is she a lost princess, no matter what
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Susan
Feb 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
So I was all set to be all "Not my thing but I can see why people choose this sort of book" about this but then it got weirdly super transphobic andI just can't condone that.
Loraine Nunley
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Have you ever finished a book with a heartfelt sigh because the romance was so good? That was exactly how I closed the last page of this book. I loved the characters and the story, but the romance? Ahh, just what I like in a fairy tale. Full review at my website. I received this book in a giveaway. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.
The Literary Maidens
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: madi-s-read
Wowzers! This book was simply fabulous. I read the first book in the royal wedding series (Once Upon A Prince ) last year, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Needless to say, when the opportunity to review it's sequel came up. I was thrilled. Rachel Hauck is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Not quite my absolute favorite, but she's definitely working her way up. Her stories are spectacular! What girl wouldn't want to read about a modern-day fairy tale? It got me to thinking how I would ...more
Renee
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“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,
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Chelsey Wolford
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Jamie
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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Taylor
Jan 22, 2014 rated it liked it
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
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LadyTechie
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: royal
I was pretty sure I read this book some time ago but it was still marked as unread on my shelf. Some of it kept striking things in my memory so I guess I did read it but forgot to go back and review it. I hate when I do that because I found this in my Arc shelf which means I owed a review to a very deserving author. I have to admit that this book really resonates with me. It is a story about choices and leaving home. Most of us have to make this decision and even though we find happiness after ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to NetGalley and Zondervan Fiction, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I am grudgingly giving this book three stars. Although the cover and the book description got me to try this book, as a consumer i felt them slightly misleadinging. Why? Because of the amount of country politics and the very hard and clear christian theme throughout the book. If you are going to have such a christian theme in a book, warning would be nice as i was NOT expecting it.

The
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JoJo Sutis
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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,
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Laura
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Once again, I have been swept off my feet into a magical, contemporary fairytale written by Rachel Hauck. It sounds like it should be a book composed off nothing but fluff, but Hauck has a talent for writing fun, magical stories that truly cause you to stop and reflect upon your own life and your relationship with Christ. No, it is nothing earth shattering, but it sure does make for a wonderful escape read.
Cynthia Marcano
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Not my fave RH book but still really liked it.
Dawn Meehan
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Quite a fun and endearing book to read. I love the characters an have fallen in love with each of them. The heroine and hero are so adorable.
Rebecca
This book was a nice and easy read with good characters and a great CLEAN romantic aspect. It was fairly original but only because it wasn't explicit about the romance, other than that it was similar to other books in this genre.

The main character is Regina, a normal girl until she finds out that she is the only living relative of a royal family in a country far away. She is thrown into a world of politics that she never knew exsisted with only one person she can count on to support her. Regina
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
What would you do if someone you never met before came up to you with news that you are a royal heir to the throne? That's right a bonafide princess! Would you believe him? Would you be willing to give up your current life right now and head for a country your grandmother used to talk about but one you never had though had any significance to your family before today?

Welcome to Regina Beswick's world as of today? While she insists that everyone call her Reggie, she finally believes that she is
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Brittany
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Valerie (Val's Vicinity)
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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Dawn
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
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New York Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Rachel Hauck writes from sunny central Florida.

A RITA finalist and winner of Romantic Times Inspirational Novel of the Year, and Career Achievement Award, she writes vivid characters dealing with real life issues.

Her book, Once Upon A Prince, was made into an original Hallmark movie.

The Wedding Dress has been optioned for film
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Other books in the series

Royal Wedding (4 books)
  • Once Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding, #1)
  • How to Catch a Prince (Royal Wedding, #3)
  • A Royal Christmas Wedding (Royal Wedding, #4)
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