By Kelly Bridgewater
About the Book:
Title: To Love
Author: Rachel Hauck
Genre: Royal Romance
Publication Date: August 11, 2020
Daffodil Caron is not a
princess, even though she once dreamed of being one. After all, she grew up as
a playmate to royal princes, running through the halls of Perrigwynn Palace and
dining with the queen. But the day she stumbled upon a royal secret, everything
Flash forward eighteen years, and Daffy’s living a sweet,
non-royal life. A skilled art curator for the Royal Trust, she has friends, a
flat in the heart of the city, and a handsome, successful fiancée. The last
person on her mind is Gus, a prince she once called her best mate.
HRH Prince Augustus is no longer “Prince Pudgy,” as
caricaturized by the press, he’s charming and gorgeous, possessing a
world-famous smile. But when he’s jilted at the altar by an American heiress as
millions of people around the world watched, the spare heir to Lauchtenland’s
ancient House of Blue escapes, finding solace on a Florida beach.
A year as a regular bloke allows him to rethink his purpose.
He’s half decided his calling is to pour pints at a tiki bar, rather than
serving his country and the Family.
Until an accident on the beach with a Frisbee changes his
Despite his long hair and beard, Daffy recognizes her prince,
and their childhood friendship is renewed. She assures Gus Lauchtenland needs
him, giving him the courage to return home.
When Daffy and Gus find themselves on assignment to Hadsby
Castle in preparation for his brother’s wedding, their friendship blooms into
But Gus cannot, will not, trust his heart again. Daffy’s
engaged. And she also remains a royal family outcast because she knows the
When affection grows into love and secrets are exposed, trust
is destroyed. Gus must choose which is stronger: the lies of his past or the
hope of his future. And Daffy must face every fear to prove she will forever
love a prince.
Rachel Hauck has a delightful way of taking any
topic and crafting into a delightful stories for readers. I have read all of
Hauck's stories, and I have enjoyed majority of them. With her first
self-published novel, To Love a Prince,
I had a hard time putting the story down. It was a unique story filed with
redeemable characters. I loved how the story allowed two characters who had to
move on from the past brokeness and learn to love each other. It captured my
attention and didn't let go. I loved getting to know Prince Gus and seeing him
fall more and more in love with Daffodil.
The story twisted and turned, but held my attention. Hauck is a wonderful
writer too. I loved seeing the story play out in my imagination as the story
unfolded before my eyes. It moved without effort and allowed me to see the
characters move and fall in love. I really enjoyed this story, and I can't wait
to read whatever comes next from Hauck.
I received a complimentary copy of To Love A Prince by Rachel Hauck through
the Celebrate Lit Program, but the opinions stated are all my own.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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About the Author
Rachel Hauck is an award winning, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.
Her book The Wedding Dress was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times Book Reviews. She is a double RITA finalist, and a Christy and Carol Award Winner.
Her book, Once Upon A Prince, first in the Royal Wedding Series, was filmed for an Original Hallmark movie.
Rachel has been awarded the prestigious Career Achievement Award for her body of original work by Romantic Times Book Reviews.
A member of the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers, she teaches workshops and leads worship at the annual conference. She is a past Mentor of The Year.
At home, she’s a wife, writer, worship leader and works out at the gym semi-enthusiastically.
A graduate of Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) with a degree in Journalism, she’s a former sorority girl and a devoted Ohio State football fan. Her bucket list is to stand on the sidelines with Ryan Day.
She lives in sunny central Florida with her husband and ornery cat.
More from Rachel
Hello Royal Rockstar Readers!
I’m thrilled to share To Love A Prince with you. So many of you who loved the Royal Wedding Series have asked for more royals so as I noodled over new story ideas, my thoughts drifted toward princes and princesses. What’s more romantic than a royal wedding?
This royal story, the first book in a new series, True Blue Royal, is set in a new fictional country, Lauchtenland, in the North Sea. I’m really squeezing all those oil wells currently occupying that body of water.
The beauty of royal stories is they remind us of who we really are: princes and princesses. There is always a point in the story where the royal character, as well as the commoner, must come to grips with his and her true identity! Who God says we are!
Stories are a powerful reflection of life and it’s fun to insert ourselves into the tale. While fiction employs a lot of hyperbole we can find ourselves on the page somewhere, somehow.
Thanks for going on this little tour with me and To Love A Prince. You are so vital to my story as an author. Thank you!
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