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December 16, 2014

How to Catch a Prince {Rachel Hauck}

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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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 confronted with the past she fought so hard to put behind her, she struggles to make sense of her future.

Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom has moved on since the tragic death of his buddies in Afghanistan. A star professional rugby player, he has no intention of looking over his shoulder at what could've been.

But when a notice arrives in the mail requiring his and his wife s appearance before the courts to dissolve their marriage, he must deal with the questions rumbling around in his heart. He thought his marriage had been annulled long ago, but his memories of Corina Del Rey remain close. Does he still love her? Can he even find her? Above all, can he tell her the truth about that fateful night in Afghanistan seven years ago? If he does, he might really lose her forever.

I am so completely in love with this Royal Wedding series, and book three did not disappoint. On the surface, this story is about Prince Stephen and Corina Del Ray. Prince Stephen is the "too cool to care" brother of King Nathaniel that we met in book one. Corina Del Ray is an American heiress. They have a history - a love story - gone completely wrong.

Reading along, I got so caught up in the love story. Will they be together? Will they be happy? What will happen in the end? But this story goes so much deeper than just your happily ever after.

Corina is a woman of God. She believes in her faith and she trusts God to get her through the tough times. But once she arrives in Brighton Kingdom she feels God's presence so much more. People and places that seem to appear in her life only serve to prove to her that she is following God's way.

Prince Stephen is not necessarily a man of God. He knows him, but doesn't really live a testimony to him. But the sequence of events in this love story brings Prince Stephen to his knees and right at the foot of God. It is through his surrender to God that Prince Stephen finally finds a way to make his life complete.

The love story here keeps you reading, but the image of God working in these characters' lives is amazing. Hauck outdid herself with this installment of the Royal Weddings series, and made How to Catch a Prince my favorite of all the books.

Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling 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.