To Love a Prince by Rachel Hauck book tour

To Love a Prince by Rachel Hauck book tour

About the Book

Book:  To Love a Prince

Author: Rachel Hauck

Genre:  Royal Romance

Release Date: August 11, 2020

An enchanting new royal romance from NYT bestselling author Rachel Hauck

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 changed.

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 course.

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 affection.

But Gus cannot, will not, trust his heart again. Daffy’s engaged. And she also remains a royal family outcast because she knows the Queen’s secret.

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.

“Another compelling royal story by the master of princely tales!”  Susan May Warren, USA Todaybestselling, RITA award-winning novelist

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.

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Review

To Love a Prince is a cute ”royal” book with a refreshing story and memorable characters. I’m not a fan of contemporary books but I had heard so much about Rachel and her previews book I just had to give it a go.

Daffy and Gus are super sweet characters that were made to be together. I didn’t expect for them to reconnect the way they did and it was fun to see how the relationship they had as kids matured into something more.

I loved the realistic take to their relationship. Even though they had been best friends since kids, we can see that time and separation does compromises even the strongest of relationships… and thats something I liked about it. The author showed how the characters worked to rebuild something they started when little, and not even just to rebuild but to create something completely new.

I will say, I think I have missed a lot of easter eggs because I didn’t read her previous books! I’ve read some readers say that some previous characters do cameos! 👀

I wasn’t a fan of the main characters friends tho 😂 I dunno but yeah. The pacing was nice and I liked the flashback at the beginning of the book. There are some semi descriptive kisses and embraces. I wish there had been more faith elements weaved throughout it, that aspect was very light.

If you like contemporary ”royal” books, give this book a try!! It will feel you with all the summer vacation vibes :))))

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 3.5/5

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!

Yours,

Rachel

Blog Stops

Worthy2Read, September 10

Captive Dreams Windows, September 10

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, September 10

Genesis 5020, September 10

Novels Corner, September 10

Connect in Fiction, September 11

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 11

deb’s Book Review, September 11

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 11

Remembrancy, September 12

Breny and books, September 12

Texas Book-aholic, September 12

Inklings and notions, September 12

For Him and My Family, September 13

Artistic Nobody, September 13 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, September 13

The Book Chic Blog, September 13

Among the Reads, September 14

Soulfully Romantic, September 14

Ashley’s Bookshelf, September 14

Sara Jane Jacobs, September 14

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, September 15

lakesidelivingsite, September 15

All-of-a-kind Mom, September 15

Reflections From My Bookshelves, September 15

Betti Mace, September 16

Where Faith and Books Meet, September 16

Mypreciousbitsandmusings, September 16

Blossoms and Blesssings, September 16

She Lives To Read, September 17

Wishful Endings, September 17

Christian Chick’s Thoughts, September 17

Life of Literature, September 17

Life, Love, Writing, September 17

Book Love, September 18 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Maureen Timerman, September 18

Batya’s Bits, September 18

Labor Not in Vain, September 18

Bigreadersite, September 19

Hallie Reads, September 19

Jeanette’s Thoughts, September 19

Splashes of Joy, September 19

Christian Bookaholic, September 20

Musings of A Sassy Bookish Mama, September 20

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, September 20

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, September 20

Inside the Wong Mind, September 21

By The Book, September 21

Mary Hake, September 21

Godly Book Reviews, September 21

Hebrews 12 Endurance, September 22

Melissa Wardwell’s Back Porch Reads, September 22

Livin’ Lit, September 22

Writing from the Heart Land, September 22

Simple Harvest Reads, September 23 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Mamma Loves Books, September 23

Daysong Reflections, September 23

Black ‘n’ Gold Girl’s Book Spot, September 23

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away a royal gift box of Pampering Princess items that includes bath balms, tea, tiara and other surprises!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/10098/to-love-a-prince-celebration-tour-giveaway

They cancelled her book…

They cancelled her book…

I’m very, very sad 😞 . Tamera Alexander, an INCREDIBLE Christian historical fiction author has had her new-to -be -released book cancelled by her publisher. Why? Because it is about the civil war and they wanted her to change something about it that would prejudice the integrity of history in her book. She uploaded a vid explaining and said they changes they wanted her to make were wrong and would be like trying to change historyyyy😱!! huakdbvauwjhge

I have read 4 of her books- AMAZING. Tamera has such tact yet at the time she doesn’t shy away from telling truth. WE NEED TO KNOW THE TRUTH, WE NEED TO KNOW HISTORY so we don’t repeat it again! We can’t take the liberty to sweeten harsh reality. It would be a disservice to those before us that suffered in the name of slavery and oppression. I think they would have liked their stories to be heard by future generations so maybe something about it would strike a cord and could prevent history from repeating itself. I’m so sad Tamera’s publisher cancelled her book, Colors of Truth 😔 . It is truly disheartening to know that things like these also happen in the Christian book community. We should know better…

As Tamera explained, all the preorders have been cancelled for her book. She has decided to publish them on her own under her own publishing house, so we bookworms must unite!!! Let’s go and share about this book everywhere! Lets pre order and write reviews for her other books! ✨🙆🏻‍♀️❤️

Tamera will share the preorder link and updated listing soon, but in the meantime I would encourage you to add this book to your Goodreads shelf! Vote on the listopyia Goodreads list for historical fiction books of 2020! And, if you have had an early Netgalley ARC, pls go and review it! That will help bunches to spread the word 🥰.

God bless💕

Breny

BE NOTIFIED WHEN COLORS OF TRUTH RELEASES (and about pre-order availability): http://bit.ly/PREORDER_ColorsofTruth

Here is the vid were she explains more:

About Tamera

Tamera Alexander

Tamera Alexander is the USA Today bestselling author of numerous books, including With This PledgeA Lasting ImpressionA Note Yet UnsungTo Whisper Her Name, and To Wager Her Heart

Her richly drawn characters and thought-provoking plots have earned her devoted readers worldwide, as well as multiple industry awards.

These awards include the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Bookseller’s Best Award, and being listed among Publishers Weekly and Library Journal’s Top Inspirational Fiction, among others.

Tamera’s books have been translated into numerous languages. She’s toured Germany and The Netherlands meeting readers and cherishes those connections.

Connect with Tamera:

Websitehttp://www.tameraalexander.com
Twittertameraalexander
GenreRomanceHistorical FictionChristian

With this Pledge by Tamera Alexander book review

With this Pledge by Tamera Alexander book review

With This Pledge by Tamera Alexander, USA Today bestselling author

This story broke my heart 😭 It is sad, I can tell you that, yet it is also a beautiful story of grace. 
The Civil War is my least favorite time period to read about. I really don’t know why but something about it just doesn’t appeal to me as a reader as the World Wars do. 

Even so, this book was the rare unicorn that I actually liked! ✨
It was a rollercoaster of emotions, to be sure. The plot twists were phenomenal and the characters were just amazing. The fact that it is based on real-life characters and circumstances makes it even more special. 
One thing I applaud the author in is portraying all the medical procedures and injuries accurately! Was it graphic and gruesome in many instances? Yes, it was. Would I change that? Never. It gives the story more power and has a bigger impact on portraying the brutalities wars produce. That is another thing I loved about this book. The author portrayed each soldier, each fallen life as a human a thus precious. Be them federal or confederate. 
I also love how the main character, Lizzie, explored both sides to the story yet didn’t judge others who believed different than her but instead extended them grace, the same grace God extended her. She kept her values upfront yet prayed for those who hadn’t been touched by God’s truth yet.

There were also some touching subplots that complimented the story so well 😭 (I won’t say more or I shall get all mushy inside 😂 )
Then why four stars, Breny? 😆 Well, the pacing for my taste was too slow. The beginning was great as well as the end but the middle was saggy. The middle was just retellings of day to day mundane things and it wasn’t bad, because it certainly gave you a bigger perspective on things, but I believe they didn’t add much value to the story in general. 

Book blurb

On the night of November 30, 1864, a brutal battle in Franklin, Tennessee, all but decimates the Confederacy and nearly kills Captain Roland Ward Jones. A decorated Mississippi sharpshooter, Jones has a vision on the battlefield and, despite the severity of his wounds, believes his life will be spared. But a life without his leg, he can’t abide. He compels Elizabeth “Lizzie” Clouston—governess to the McGavock family at the Carnton mansion—to intervene should the surgeon decide to amputate. True to her word, Lizzie speaks on his behalf and saves not only the captain’s leg but also his life.

When a fourteen-year-old soldier dies in Lizzie’s arms that night, the boy’s final words, whispered with urgency, demand that Lizzie deliver them to their intended recipient. But all she has is the boy’s first name. And, as she soon discovers, there’s no record of him ever having enlisted. How can she set out alone across a land so divided by war and hatred to honor her pledge? Even more, does she dare accept Captain Jones’s offer to accompany her? As he coalesces at Carnton, romance has blossomed between him and Lizzie—a woman already betrothed to a man she does not love.


Content: ⭐️⭐️ 2/5 It got kissy in some scenes but nothing too bad. As I said above, there are graphic mentions of amputated limbs, blood, medical procedures, disfigured bodies, death, etc. 
Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5
Characters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/4 

About the author

Tamera Alexander

Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers in the inspirational historical fiction genre. She and her husband live in Nashville, Tennessee, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for six of her award-winning novels.