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October 17, 2016

A Royal Christmas Wedding {Rachel Hauck}

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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?

My Thoughts:
Loved, loved, loved this book!

I have read and enjoyed the entire royal series from Rachel Hauck, and I think this is the perfect ending to such a great series. All the characters from the first three books returned to bring Avery back to Brighton for the Christmas season.

Avery has never gotten over Colin and she is nervous about seeing him when she arrives at her sisters. But as soon as the two come face to face, the sparks begin to fly again.

Colin ended his and Avery's relationship the first time by standing her up. I really wanted to dislike him, but everything about him is so enticing. I quickly found myself cheering him on as he wrestled with his love for Avery and his loyalty to his family.

As this book wraps up, we get to see the happy ending play out in true royal style. But more importantly we get to jump ahead 70+ years and find out how all our royal women faired in life. It was such a satisfying end to a series I have loved so much. I feel we get true closure for this series.

If you haven't read the first three books in this series, I do suggest you pick them up.  This one can be read as a stand-alone, but you will enjoy it so much more if you have the history of the characters.

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, she writes vivid characters dealing with real life issues. She loves to hear from readers. She also loves to encourage new writers and sits on the Executive Board of American Christian Fiction Writers..

A graduate of Ohio State University with a BA in Journalism, Rachel is an avid OSU football fan. She hopes to one day stand on the sidelines in the Shoe with Urban Meyer. An avid Diet Coke fan, she is caffeine free. Sometimes you just have to compromise. She's never skied or jumped out of an airplane. She leaves such hijinks to Jason Bourne.

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