Princess Ever After

Princess Ever After

by Rachel Hauck
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Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck

Regina Beswick was born to be a princess.

But she’s content to be a small-town girl, running a classic auto restoration shop, unaware a secret destiny awaits her. One that will leap from the pages of her grandmother’s hand-painted book of fairytales.

Tanner Burkhardt is the stoic Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg. When he is tasked to retrieve the long-lost princess, he must overcome his fear of failure in order to secure his nation’s future—and his own.

Yet lurking in the political shadows is a fierce opponent with sinister plans to abolish the throne forever.

Overwhelmed with opposition, Regina must decide if she’s destined to restore old cars or an ancient nation. Together—with a little divine intervention—Regina and Tanner discover the truth of her heritage and the healing power of true love.

"Hauck can be counted on for captivating, page-turning stories and sincere characters with heart." —Romantic Times Review, 4 stars

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310315520
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Series: Royal Wedding Series , #2
Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 14,640
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rachel Hauck is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory tower. Visit her online at Facebook: rachelhauck Twitter: @RachelHauck

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Princess Ever After 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
WildflowerMom More than 1 year ago
Rachel Hauck weaves another wonderful modern day fairytale! Old World meets Southern girl with grit, like the Princess diaries story, but even better! You will root for Regina and Tanner, and cheer as they fight to save a kingdom that is all  but lost. Good sequel to Once Upon  a Prince; can be read as a stand alone too, but more meaningful if read in order. Great series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good clean romance. Can't wait to read the next book in the series!
weatherlover1 More than 1 year ago
Great Book This is book two in the Royal Wedding series. I was looking forward to this book and was not disappointed. What I liked: Regina goes from car restorer to princess overnight. I really enjoyed how Regina grew as a character. This book also had a good amount of laughs. Her driving away with Tanner who jumped into the car had me laughing out loud. Tanner also was a good character. I don’t want to give too much away about his story but I enjoyed it. I also found it interesting how we would jump back in time to Regina’s grandma’s diary entry’s and how they tied into the present story. Very well written. What I did not like: There is not much I did not like in this book. The only thing was how easy and simple Tanners personal family issue was resolved it just seemed like thing worked out way to smoothly.      I enjoyed this book. Even though it was a fairy tale kind of story it had very real trials and problems and did not come across like a Disney movie. I thought the author did a great job of portraying how hard it could be to go from being an average citizen to a royal. It was not a walk in the park, add in the humor and this made for a very good read.  I’m interested to see how this series will end. I highly recommend this book. One does not need to read the first book in the series to read this one but it’s just as good and it will explain how Regina came to be the princess in more detail.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
I love fairy tales...those stories that really let you "live the dream". Princess Ever After definitely fits into this category. It is the second book in the Royal Wedding series, however, it really can be read as a stand along book if you have not read the first book, Once Upon a Prince. I really enjoy reading books in a series, and would recommend that you read the first one if you can. It was one of my absolute favorite books last year and I have already re-read it a couple of times! It is just that good. In Princess Ever After, we meet Tanner Burkholdt. He is the Minister of Culture of a small fictitious nation named Hessenburg. His task is to tell the recently located heir (a princess) that she is nobility and must return to Hessenburg to save their country. Tanner is such an interesting character. He has a great back story and is battling with some serious issues and doubts about his worth and about God's love. Regina (Reggie) Beswick doesn't know she is a princess. Her ancestors fled Hessenburg in 1914 and she was never told of her heritage. Reggie is a fun character. She is definitely an everyday type of girl and is enjoying her life. She has made a career change and is now restoring classic cars. Life is enjoyable and she thinks she is where God wants her to be. Watching Reggie come to the realization that the information that Tanner brings is legitimate and that she is desperately needed in Hessenburg was enjoyable. I especially liked watching the relationship grow between the two main characters once Reggie arrives in Hessenburg and begins learning about her heritage. The romance does not seem quite as deep as in the first book, Once Upon a Prince, but these are different characters in a different story. They have their own story to tell and their own way of reacting to relationships. If every story was the same, how boring that would be! There are some interesting twists and turns and flash backs to journal entries written by Reggie's grandmother, when she was a young lady, throughout the book. All in all, a sweet and romantic fairy tale that left me happy at the end. I received a complimentary ebook copy from Litfuse Publicity Group through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
booksaresanity More than 1 year ago
Great modern christian romance! I fell in love with the cover of this book immediately.  A gorgeous dress and a tiara too, who wouldn't want to read it?  I loved Regina's character; she was completely authentic and true to herself no matter what situation she happened to find herself in (which were many crazy and unbelievable situations!).  I loved her confidence, her ability to rise to the occasions and circumstances that she found herself in once she learned she was a princess and an heir.  This book has so many facets; finding yourself, trusting in God, learning from the past, looking to the future, living the life you were meant to lead.  Rachel Hauck astounded me with the depth of the story, not only with Reggie, but with Tanner as well.  The mystery surrounding Reggie's Gram and how everything would turn out with the future of Hessenberg was so well put together.  As a reader I have no complaints...I loved every bit of the book and I would read it again!  This is my first time reading a book by Hauck and I will definitely be reading more from her soon!  * I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley and was under no obligation to review. 
Anonymous 3 months ago
This book is great.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Enjoyed being able to just sit and read; didn't want to put it down . I laughed, cried and have a renewed confidence in who is actually running this thing called life. No need to pick it apart. Loved it, thank you, from Texas!
LoraineN More than 1 year ago
Have you ever finished a book with a heartfelt sigh because the romance was so good? That was exactly how I closed the last page of this book. I loved the characters and the story, but the romance? Ahh, just what I like in a fairy tale. Full review at my website. I received this book in a giveaway. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.
jacksonmomLV More than 1 year ago
"Because once you know who you really are, you can't go back to who you thought you were." I think the purpose of this book (and the struggle we all face as we grow from childhood dreams to adult realities) is summed up in this quote by Tanner Burkhardt to Princess Regina. Whether it's facing life as a single parent, or changing jobs, or embracing a sudden call to be the monarch of a small country 4000 miles from "home," life requires faith to honestly face the things we can't control. I loved the chemistry between Reggie and the friends she made on both sides of the pond. I admire the courage she exercised to step out and follow God's call...and Gram's memories. If you like happy endings, you'll love this modern fairy tale romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rachel Hauck has become one of my new favorite authors.
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PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Loved it. A woman heals while healing her homeland.
LisaD More than 1 year ago
Probably the one thing I didn't like would be that you had to wait a long time for romance between the hero and heroine, but it was worth the wait once you got to it. Regina is living her life left her CPA job and started a car restoration business with a long time family friend. She really felt she was doing what she was supposed to and what she lived. Until the day Tanner showed up and she discovers that she is an heir to the throne of Hessenberg. She is unsure of what to do, than decides to at least go to Hessenberg to check things out. Tanner is attracted to Regina from the moment he lays eyes on her but knows he is there for one purpose and one purpose only to bring Regina to Hessenberg to take her rightful place. So many new things happening for them both, with a few surprises along the way. Who doesn't love a good average girl becomes a princess story. Overall a great read!!!
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
I thought this story was basically the same formula as Once Upon a Prince--an ordinary girl becomes a princess, but the twist on this one is that it happens in a different way. I knew I was going to get Christian themes, but a fun, clean story and I wasn't disappointed. Tanner is sent to America to find the long-lost princess and at first, I couldn't decide if he was going to be stuffy or rebellious. His personality almost seemed stuffy, but he had that long, flowing blonde hair... I really grew to like him and found him to a streak of both in him, but he's very endearing. Reg/Reggie/Regina is such a fun character! She's a little bit tomboy, as she loves to get her hands dirty and restore old cars, but she can girl it up when needed. She's fiery, sweet, and really down-to-earth. She's got what it takes to run a country, but it means leaving the life and family she knows behind and it's going to take a lot of convincing to do so. As always, I love the romance and the moments where the sparks fly and I wanted a little more with this one. It is very sweet and I love the way they compliment each other and support one another in their difficult choices. Content: mild, clean romance; moderate Christian elements and themes (talking to and about God). Clean
MCS-H More than 1 year ago
Shay14 More than 1 year ago
Oh man, I absolutely LOVED this book. The premise of the story mirrors that of The Princess Diaries in that it's a story about a girl who is a princess, that didn't know she was a princess. That's where the similarities end. I love when an author takes a well-known plot and makes it their own. Rachel Hauck definitely succeeded in that. The story flowed very well, and I loved reading about the history of Hessenberg. It added an interesting dimension to the story. The characters were phenomenal. I loved Regina Beswick. Her sweet, Southern innocence endeared her to me instantly. Her strength and surety of faith added to her charm. Tanner Burkhardt was a handsome man, with a strong, rugged, and sweet side. I loved them together and their romance was story-book perfect. The conflict with Seamus defined their characters and helped move the story forward. I also loved, loved, loved the diary entries from Gram (Princess Alice) sprinkled throughout the story. The message of the story was intricately weaved throughout the story. Both Reggie and Tanner had to overcome fear and self-doubt to embrace all that God had for them. See, when we doubt ourselves or the forgiveness the Lord freely offers, we keep ourselves from living joyfully in the Lord. When we let fear rule our lives, we can never be sure of ourselves in our calling. Overall, I think this was the perfect edition to the Royal Weddings Series and look forward to the next book from Rachel Hauck.
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Rachel Hauck is a fantastic storyteller and I love her modern-day fairy tales! Although this is the second book in the Royal Wedding Series, it can easily be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. Delightfully unique and refreshing, I thoroughly enjoyed the story of Regina Beswick and Tanner Burkhardt and their emotional journey to love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"That is rare. I was forced, that is why I ran. The one before that one quit." He sighed.
bookgirl_2134 More than 1 year ago
A fairy-tale romance... Well-written with good humor, and while this is book two in a series, you do NOT have to read them in order,  to understand the storyline. I didn't, lol- I received this book as advance copy for review from NetGalley. ;) That being said, I enjoyed this book immensely and am planning to buy books 1 & 3 to finish the series. 
MNGringa1 More than 1 year ago
Lose yourself in a modern day fairy tale.  This is the second book in the Royal Wedding Series.  For those that love a Princess story this is for you.  Reggie Beswick, CPA trained and working as a grease monkey  Reggie left her accounting job to do her passion of fixing up old classic cars.  She is so content with her life.  The first car she worked on is complete and she is needing a new project. Enter Tanner Burkhardt, Minister of Culture for the small country of Hessenberg.  Hessenberg has been under the rule of Brighton for almost 100 years.  If Hessenberg finds a royal to sign the entail they will once again be a country.   Tanner has found the long lost royal, but will a grease covered CPA step into the shoes of a princess and save a country she never knew existed?   Reggie struggles with becoming a royal as anybody would.  Tanner is a great help to her and finds himself falling for the princess.  Yet his past decisions are coming to his door and will need to be dealt with.  Will his mistakes force him to step down from his job or will he be able to keep his job and fall in love all at the same time. This book was a fun, light read.  Like any girl, I love a story about a princess.  I love that Hauck makes her characters real and have a past that comes back to haunt you.  While there were some scenes that were a bit of a stretch, that is what makes it a fantasy.  I did like the struggles the characters went through as well as turning to God to help.  I enjoyed the cameo appearances of characters from the first book as well.
ForTheArtOfIt More than 1 year ago
I received an eARC copy of this book from the publisher. Here is my honest review. Rachel Hauck has officially become one of my favorite authors with the second book in this series.  I read the first book, Once Upon a Prince, and looked forward to the next book.  (There is a third book too - yea!) The idea of finding out that you are a long-lost princess sounds very romantic; Hauck did keep the romance but also did a great job exploring the emotions of having a life-altering decision before you.  At the core, this book is about identity and how we define ourselves.  It's so often in our family or our jobs when ultimately, it should be in who we are in the Lord.   Reggie was a a great modern-day strong princess and Tanner was sweet.  His character reaffirms that we all have moments, decisions that were questionable, but the Father still loves us.  Read this book! Only after you've read the first book.  It could be a standalone read, but the experience will be much richer if you read in order.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I was initially hesitant to read this book since princess themes can be cheesy or all about the dresses and tiaras. Happily, this book does not fit those categories! The main character Reggie is a wonderfully down-to-earth American, and Tanner appreciates all her quirky attributes and sees past them to the special and unique individual she is. He helps her embrace her strengths and face the challenges of stepping into her royal heritage. I loved the mystery and history of her great-grandmother which unraveled slowly throughout the book with journal entries and memories cherished by Reggie. The sweet romance was overshadowed by the other aspects of the plot, but overall it was a good balance. (Thank you to Zondervan Publishing for providing a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
MarjoriebHill More than 1 year ago
Rachael Hauck has again captivated me with her story line as I travel with/through her characters as they rick-rack through life. This was a fun read. I highly recommend it.