Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Royal Christmas Wedding (Review and Giveaway)

Release Date: October 18, 2016
Genre: Christian Romance/Christmas
Book Format: Paperback & Ebook
Avery Truitt aches for true love—the kind she once shared with Prince Colin. Can she dare to hope for happily ever after, or is a fairy-tale ending beyond reach?
College volleyball star Avery Truitt has not seen her former flame, Prince Colin of Brighton Kingdom, since he suddenly pushed her away five years ago. But now, the sadness of losing her father and the joy of her sister Susanna’s pregnancy have brought Avery back to Brighton just in time for Cathedral City’s enchanting Christmas season.
Avery knows she can’t avoid seeing Colin—now the Kingdom’s most eligible bachelor—whether or not her heart is ready to relive the pain. But seeing him again might bring her the closure she needs after all this time.
When Colin finds himself at the center of a centuries-old Brighton tradition, he must decide whether to follow the path laid out before him or follow his heart to the only woman for whom he would ring the Pembroke Chapel Bell.
Can Colin convince Avery to meet him at the chapel on Christmas morning—as tradition dictates—or will Avery run back to her St. Simons home and pursue a coaching career as planned?
In the fourth installment of the Royal Wedding Series, New York Times bestselling novelist, Rachel Hauck, weaves a charming story of holiday romance as two broken hearts seek the love they once knew.
My Thoughts:

This book is a fairy tale for adults..  Princes, Kings and Queens and the average American girl who finds herself in that world and falls in love with royalty and becomes a princess. Yes, it's not believable but that's the joy of fairy tales - they aren't believable but we still love them.  So long as readers pick up this book knowing it is an unrealistic story, they will find it a very enjoyable read.  If you're one of those who will pick apart a book and say "That wouldn't happen", this book isn't for you.  

Now that you know it's a fairy tale and understand that fact, this is a very quick and enjoyable read.  The story focuses on Avery Truitt, a volleyball star who finds herself in the situation of trying to reorganize and restructure her life after an injury and the death of her father.  As the Christmas holiday's approach, Avery and her mother and invited to spend the holidays with her sister, the Queen of Brighton (remember, fairy tale) where she comes face to face with her former romantic interest, Prince Colin, who vanished from her life without even a phone call five years before. 

When a old kingdom legend resurfaces and is brought to the present, Avery tries to rediscover herself while fighting the feelings that she has for Colin while learning the reasons why Colin left the way he did.   

I really enjoyed reading this book.  Who doesn't like the idea of falling in love with a Prince and living happily ever after in a castle?  I think Rachel Hauck did an excellent job writing believable characters who  aren't perfect but are likable.  There are funny moments that will make you laugh and there are moments where your heart breaks wide open for Avery - a sign of great writing and character development. 

I also really enjoyed the message that God can answer prayers, sometimes with a whisper and sometimes with the loud ringing of a bell where everyone can hear it. Colin and Avery both focus on their faith in God to help guide them in the direction they need to go, even when it goes against what others that we love want for us, a lesson we can all stand to learn at times. 

About the Author
Rachel Hauck is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and
award-winning author.
A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, Rachel worked in the corporate software world before planting her backside in an uncomfortable chair to write full-time in 2004.
She serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and leads worship at their annual conference. She is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy and conference speaker.
Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pets and writes from her two-story tower in an exceedingly more comfy chair. She is a huge Buckeyes football fan.


To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card plus a copy of A Royal Christmas Wedding and a copy of The Wedding Shop. Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post to earn 9 extra entries in the giveaway! https://promosimple.com/ps/aaeb

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1 comment:

  1. I actually don't know that I'd want to live in a castle, but sounds like a decent read. :)


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