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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Card Catalogs

As much as I love the internet and the ease of research today, there is just something I miss about the card catalog.  One of my very favorite memories is walking into a library and looking in the card catalog for a book.  There was something comforting in finding a reference and walking over to the shelf and taking down the book.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Princess Ever After...Review

About the book:
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.

Like the first book in this series, Once Upon a Prince this was, quite simply, a fun book.  If anything, I enjoyed it more. The Grand Duchy of Hessenberg still searches for its long lost princess.  When she is finally found Tanner, the Minister of Culture, is sent to fetch her and bring her to Hessenberg.  What he doesn't anticipate finding is a spunky young woman with a penchant for classic cars and cowboy boots.  And, the last thing Regina wants is to go off with an unknown man to be a princess of some foreign country.   But, with memories of her beloved grandmother to guide her, Regina sets out to do the right thing.  Along the way, she and Tanner discover a plot to overthrow her, hidden secrets and true love.

Regina and Tanner were terrific characters and the premise was just slightly more plausible than the first book, but it was still completely enthralling.  I loved the character development, I loved the uncovered secrets and I loved how these two people came to discover the truth within each of them.  Just a delightful story.

Second in the Royal Wedding series, the story stands alone just fine.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Rachel Hauck here.  You can purchase your own copy here.  You can see other reviews and tour stops here.

Read 2/14

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4/5 Stars