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How to Catch a Prince

(Royal Wedding #3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  3,191 ratings  ·  460 reviews
Prince Stephen came to America to escape responsibility. But what he found complicates his life more than ever.

Corina Del Rey is happy with her life in Melbourne, Florida. She spends her days engrossed in her career as a journalist and has her sights set on climbing the corporate ladder if for no other reason, to distract herself from her dissolving family. But when she is
Paperback, 347 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by Zondervan
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Jessica Gillies this has spoilers, but in all honesty they are ones you are 99.9% likely to guess from the blurb anyway. The stories connect but can be read independe…morethis has spoilers, but in all honesty they are ones you are 99.9% likely to guess from the blurb anyway. The stories connect but can be read independent of each other :)(less)

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✨ Gramy ✨
Prince Nathaniel Kenneth Stratton, "Nate Kenneth Stratton for traveling purposes of Brighton is visiting in Georgia, contemplating his life and the changes that will occur when his father succumbs to cancer in the near future. All Suzanna Truitt ever wanted was to find her one true love. Having waited on her high school sweetheart's discharge from the military for 12 years, she was shocked with a startling revelation that blew her carefully planned life out of the water.

Nate and Suzanna just h
Andrea Cox
1 star

The sweet romance of this story was clouded by the confusion that wasted about two hundred pages. While Prince Stephen started out great and tormented with potential for a wonderful journey, he quickly fell into a circuitous rut that waffled between “I’m married, but I want an annulment” and “I love her and I want to kiss her lips off.” Seriously, for over two hundred pages, that’s all the thinking he did. Oh, and regretting his past. But he didn’t do anything through that time to face his
✨ kathryn ✨
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ok. I actually *super* enjoyed the end to this trilogy, which surprised me as I felt as though I was sitting on the fence for the first two books in the series. Though you could tell how the story was going to end from the very beginning, the way the plot moved to stop the reader from getting there too quickly was extremely clever. I just wish the first two books were more on this level.
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
On my list of most-anticipated 2015 releases, this novel ranked high. It’s the final in a series of books that to some may appear to be no more than fluffy romances. I am here to deflate that mindset – or give it a go. These are really much more than just a happily-ever-after. Corina Del Ray is grieving. Her twin brother’s death shattered her family and now they are a shell of what they used to be. She’s trying to move on after a move to Florida and pursuing her journalism career, but everything ...more
So...I loved the premise–and REALLY loved the characters! So why the low rating?

Two things took away a star each because they were huge to me. First: what drew me in and made me fall in love with the first book was how "real" it seemed despite the invented country–like it really could have happened just exactly that way. That sense of reality slipped a bit in the second book, with unexplained happenings like a glow in the sky and a barn that was only visible to the good guys and not the plunderi
Cara Putman
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rachel Hauck writes what I call supernatural romance. Or spiritual fairytales. Whatever you call them, her books are rich romances with strong spiritual truths woven through the story in such an organic way I can't imagine the stories without them. How to Catch a Prince is no different.

In this story, a series of secrets has kept Corina and Stephen apart while also binding them together. The future seems settled until the whisper "Love well" breathes across Corina's heart. The tension pulls them
Beth Vogt
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am an avowed Rachel Hauck fan -- and she did not disappoint me in How to Catch a Prince. Yes, this is a royal romance novel, but Hauck has a way of making it so much more. She weaves in elements of faith, fairytale, and a tangible touch of the divine, creating a story that both charmed and challenged me. With two words -- "love well" -- Hauck deepened the significance of the romance between Corinna and Stephen. How to Catch a Prince is a beautiful example of how relationships are affected by t ...more
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Princess stories, stories where the hero or heroine feels unworthy, and stories involving couples with a complicated past are just a few of my favorite topics in books. And my, oh my...How to Catch a Prince has all of this, and more!

The two main characters, Corina Del Rey and Prince Stephen of Brighton, just captured my heart right from the beginning. Corina is definitely a strong woman. She is someone who has had it all and lost nearly as much. She is still a very wealthy heiress, but part of h
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“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
Jan 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley, lent-read
My thanks to NetGalley and Zondervan Fiction for an eARC copy of this book to read and review.

Let me please state before starting this review that I read the book that proceeded this one, "Once Upon a Prince" by the same author and liked it enough to give it 4.5 stars. This one had a sophomore slump, at least to me.

Warning: Rants and possibly spoilers follow.

If you like highly improbable characters of princes and heiresses, if you enjoy the "I have a secret that I am keeping from you for your o
Jessica Gillies
Torn between 4 and 5 stars. This series had an addictive quality to it, and I'll definitely be reading more from the same author. I really appreciated the raw,"real" feeling this book had, in the sense it didn't make out that our lives are perfect because we have decided to follow Christ, and showed the ups and downs along the way. While I still feel I probably enjoyed the first book in the series the most, this one has gotten a higher star rating from me for the added layer of depth . Absolutel ...more
Caitlyn Santi
An excellent conclusion to an absolutely fantastic series!

I admit, I have a soft spot for all things Royal. And I have loved this entire series. I have been looking forward to Prince Stephen's since I first met him in the first book Once Upon A Prince, and I have to say that I was not disappointed! Of course I loved Stephen, his story of believing himself unworthy, not only of anyone's love, but also unworthy of being alive, was incredibly moving. It touched my heart, especially when he finally
American heiress Corina Del Rey and Prince Stephen of Brighton secretly married over five years ago, right before Stephen went to war in Afghanistan. But when Stephen returns home, broken and wounded, he gives Corina her freedom. Corina lost her twin brother in the same battle that Stephen was wounded in. At a time when she needs her husband the most, he is pushing her away. Hurt and confused, Corina returns home to Georgia and attempts to put her life back together. Until Stephen shows up very ...more
Jun 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-for-review
Corina and Prince Stephen may have not seen each other in six years, but that doesn’t mean their relationship is over. When their marriage is discovered as still legal and binding, Prince Stephen is pushed to re-open the door to Corina. But, while his plans are to quickly and painlessly have annulment papers signed, God has a different plan. Will Corina and Stephen learn to trust their hearts or forever let the past hold them back?

I loved the flashbacks to Corina and Stephen’s relationship, givi
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
An awesome, beautiful release from Hauck!

How to Catch a Prince is like watching your favorite chick flick on a rainy (or snowy, as the case may be) day. It's the kind of story that even if you think you see something coming, you read on to see how the characters will face the challenge. Why read on? Because there's a fair chance they'll mess up. We mess up too. That's why we like them so well. We can relate to them. This is but one of the many things about Hauck's latest release that had me glu
Rachelle Cobb
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The finale in the Royal Weddings series tells a sweet love story...that actually began before all the others.

From the first line Corina Del Rey had me cheering for her. Still recovering from the grief of losing her twin brother, she launches back into work she loves. All the while harboring a secret only one other person in the world knows. Strong and determined to do what God wants her to do, Corina has no idea her whole life is about to change.

The only other person in the world who knows her s
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
After loving the first two books in this series I was so excited to read this third one especially since it was about Stephen, whose character I really liked when reading the other books.
After having two heroines who were thrust into the world of opulence it was fun to have one who was quite used to and at home in the world of the rich. But I was very glad that she was down to earth about it all and didn't put on airs, the same was true of Stephen. Both of their characters were awesome and it wa
Cathy Daniel
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
WOW WOW WOW WOW! Where to start? First, I have to confess I've always loved Rachel Hauck's books. To me she does what's so hard to do and rare to find in Christian romance and that is weave spiritual truths throughout an edifying, but still passionate, romance. When I read her books, the Holy Spirit speaks right to me as if I'm reading a devotional. Really. Don't miss any of her books. Now this book! It started out with me really disliking Stephen and his treatment of Corina. I mean, I'm mad at ...more
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good book. Fast-paced and sweet. I did not find any part of it boring. I am not really into reading books based on Faith but I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed How to Catch a Prince.

I would not recommend this book to anyone interested in dark romance or erotica because that is not what it is about at all. I think it is a sweet love story and it is about a stubborn man who finally finds God through many trials. Don't quote me though because I am no expert in the matter.

Simply put-
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book as I have all the books in this series.
This book wasn't as light and fluffy as the other two in the series, but that was a good thing.
Regret and forgiveness aren't easy topics.
I loved both Stephen and Corina even though Stephen was a jerk at times. The author did a great job of showing why he was that way, so he was more of a wounded hero than someone who didn't deserve Corina.

Excellent book, fans of Christian fiction will love this one.
You don't have to read the books
I wasn't really expecting this story to turn out like it did. It was very good, both poignant and reverent, but something felt a bit off. The characters were realistic, to a degree, but I had a hard time connecting to them. There were a few things that felt awkward to me, and it threw off the pacing of the book. I thought the religious aspect was a bit overdone in this story, especially at the end of the book. The author did note at the end of the book that she really struggled with the story in ...more
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Happy sigh...

This was the third (and I think final) book of the Royal Wedding Series. While the first of the series, Once Upon a Prince, was the strongest of the three, I found the third book of the series, How to Catch a Prince, to be delightful.

The main character, Corina, could have been developed a bit more, but other than that I found nothing lacking. I especially enjoyed The Manor and what its caretakers added to the story.
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Charming & inspirational! A Rachel Hauck story is magic &. not to be missed!

This book has beautiful writing, sympathetic, relatable characters, romance, faith-strengthening themes & fun.
I loved this book Rachel Hauck is such a great writer!
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My favorite in the series!
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2015

"How To Catch A Prince" by Rachel Hauck introduces us to Corina Del Rey, struggling to come out of mourning over her brother who died five years ago in war, and the subsequent dissolution of her marriage to Brighton's Prince Stephen. But when Stephen finds out their marriage was never properly annulled, he shows up in Corina's life again and awakens old feelings. Stephen never wanted to leave Corina, but felt he had no other choice because of the secret of how her brother died. But then Corina t
The Overweight Bookshelf
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck is a contemporary fairy tale of modern monarchies, forbidden love, and the power of forgiveness.

Prince Stephen is an army vet, professional rugby player and Brighton Kingdom’s most eligible bachelor. His romantic life is constantly under scrutiny from the press and has reached the apex of fanaticism when a local talk show runs a #HowToCatchAPrince series. What the hosts and all the hopeful single woman
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
To say that I've been anticipating this book would be putting it mildly. After loving the first two stories in the series, I just knew this final one would be delightful. And I was so right! This one is a keeper, my friends. From the first pages to the very last, Ms. Hauck kept me intrigued enough to be unable to put it down. With a swoonworthy romance that has fabulous chemistry, as well as so many laugh out loud and heart-tugging moments, it's a captivating look at how one woman manages to "ca ...more
Mar 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2015
American heiress Corina Del Ray has spent the last five years mourning the loss of her twin brother, Carlos, in Afghanistan. Now she’s working for online megapaper, the Beaumont News, and her boss assigns her to go to the kingdom of Brighton to attend a movie premier and interview the lead actor. She doesn’t want to go—she has history in Brighton, and with Prince Stephen …

I wanted to like How to Catch a Prince. After all, I read for enjoyment. However, I had two major issues. First, and most imp
Cynthia Marcano
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
A nice romance with an abundance of angst, romantic and otherwise. Corina Del Rey is my favorite character in this book and my favorite heroine of this sisters. I like that Hauck took a different approach with Corina being an heiress as opposed to a humble down south gal, having already done that for the first two books in the series.

Having said that, this book was my least favorite of the series. Mainly because, I was looking forward to reading Prince Stephen's story but he fell a little flat f
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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 by B

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