Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Royal Christmas Wedding (Royal Weddings #4) by Rachel Hauck {Review}

A Royal Christmas Wedding (Royal Wedding Book #4) by Rachel Hauck
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 18th 2016 by Zondervan

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 Review: 4 Stars

I've really enjoyed this series, as I love the idea of royals falling for commoners and this book is no exception. Prince Colin and Avery met and fell in love five years earlier, but he broke her heart...without reason. Now they have a second chance at love...if it all works out this time.

I love these characters! Prince Colin did indeed have a decent reason for the heartbreak, although he didn't handle it well. Chalk it up to immaturity. As much as he tries to fight his heart, he does a good job of winning the reader over. I love watching him find his faith and strength to do hard things. Avery is a sweet and strong woman, but how many times can a heart break? I didn't blame her at all for trying to move on, but when true love calls, she has to decide how to answer.

There really is something engaging about royals and I couldn't get enough. The magical effects of a prince, Christmas, and age-old traditions really grasped my attention and my heart. Although Maddie and Hy (the reporters) can be a bit overbearing and annoying, I felt they really brought certain aspects of this story alive. The culmination of the Christmas events made my heart sing--so perfect. I'm a little sad to see this series end.

Content: mild romance (kissing); moderate religious elements (it IS a Christian fiction).

*I received a copy through Netgalley, which didn't affect my review in any way.*


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About the Author:

Rachel HauckNew 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.

Visit her web site to find out more and click on the icons to follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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