Princess Ever After


Princess Ever After
Rachel Hauck
Thomas Nelson

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 the strong-willed Southerner, Miss Beswick, that she is his country’s long-lost princess. Failure could destroy his reputation and change his nation forever.

As Regina and Tanner face the challenges before them, neither are prepared for love to invade their hearts and change every thing they believe about themselves.

However, when a royal opponent nearly destroys Regina’s future, she must lean into God and trust He has sovereignly brought her to her true and final destiny

Like the previous book in the Royal Weddings series, I enjoyed Princess Ever After, although it still didn't quite hit all the right notes for me.

I did have a hard time relating to Regina- not because she as a character was unrealistic or unlikable, but simply because our personalities and interests were so very different. I found Tanner intriguing at first, but like I was with Regina, I just wasn't completely satisfied; there were a few characters I felt needed more "screen time" and I felt the book perhaps moved just a little too quickly in the last half, while the first half of the book seemed to go really slowly.

All the same, Rachel Hauck must have done something right with this book- my sister commented that I had a smile on my face nearly the entire time I was reading it. The basic plot reminded me a little of The Princess Diaries, although the characters and situations were very different. So though I probably liked the previous book just a teeny bit better, Princess Ever After still gets a 7 out of 10.

Objectionable content: there are several kisses near the end; a character had two children out of wedlock.

Rating: 7


  1. Fun. Glad to read a pretty happy review of Princess Ever After from you, Hayden. Here's rooting for book three to be just as lovely. :)


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