I’m really becoming a fan of Rachel Hauck’s books. This is the first of this series I’ve read of hers, but now I want to go back and read the first 3 in the Royal Wedding series. The mix of royals with your average folks is a unique and entertaining blend. The romance is captivating, the dialogue witty, and the obstacles in their way all perfect ingredients for one delightful story.
I loved Prince Colin and Avery from the start. These two fight their instant attraction to each other and their complicated past doesn’t make things any easier. They were in love once, until circumstances and misunderstandings separated them for years. When they cross paths again, they’re both in great denial over their feelings. Let the romantic tension begin! 😉
The Brighton Christmas tradition, in particular, was one of my favorite parts. It’s charming contribution to the story was simple and sweet. You’ll have to read it to find out what I’m talking about. 😉 ( hint hint!) The secondary characters were also vivid to me, as well as the settings. I felt like I’d stepped into their world.
The book was an easy read and had me guessing how the story would end. A Royal Christmas Wedding was a perfect holiday tale. It’s festive and romantic, leading its characters to healing and happiness.
I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
It’s been five years since Avery Truitt and Prince Colin of Brighton Kingdom fell in love. But he broke her heart with no explanation.
Fast forward to present day, and Colin is Brighton’s most eligible bachelor now that cousin Stephen has married. When Avery’s father dies of a heart attack, she puts her life on hold and returns home to St. Simons Island, Georgia, to help Mama with the family restaurant. But Mama misses Avery’s sister Susanna, who lives four thousand miles away in Brighton Kingdom—and is expecting her first child. So Mama insists she and Avery spend the Christmas season in Brighton.
Colin and Avery are going to see each other a lot while she’s visiting. But she can’t forget the way he hurt her, and he didn’t expect his feelings to still be so strong.
Avery is torn between considering a future in Brighton and taking a coaching job in Georgia, and Colin is finally pushed to pursue what he really wants. Is it too late to convince Avery that she is his true love? And even if he does, will she make it to the chapel on Christmas Day to give him her heart?
Rachel Hauck is a USA Today Best Selling, and award-winning author of critically acclaimed novels such as The Wedding Dress, Love Starts with Elle, and Once Upon A Prince.
She also penned the Songbird Novels with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Booklist named their novel, Softly and Tenderly, one of 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals.
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. Visit her at www.rachelhauck.com