Corina Del Rey, an American heiress, found her true prince in Prince Stephen. With the promise of a wonderful future together, Stephen heads off to serve in the Royal Air Command in Afghanistan (along with Corina's brother). War can change a man and when tragedy strikes, Stephen returns home an empty, guilt-ridden man who rejects Corina and pours himself into playing rugby. Now Corina faces a future without her Prince as well as her brother. What really happened in Afghanistan to change Prince Stephen so much? A bargain is made between Corina and Stephen and as the truth unfolds and secrets come to light (and with a little heavenly help), Stephen and Corina must learn to put the past to rest and trust in the One who holds their future and loves them well.
I thoroughly enjoyed How to Catch a Prince. From beginning to end, I was totally enchanted with the characters as well as the story. Corina was so down-to-earth and non-pretentious for being an heiress. I loved that. She could easily have been a good friend and I liked how she handled things. Stephen was a really great guy. Strong yet gentle, full of heart, romantic, but I will say that I just wanted to give him a good swift kick in the pants a time or two. (I'd say that's good writing when a story makes you feel that kind of emotion). One of my favorite aspects of the story was the mystique of the Manor as well as Adelaide and Brill. You'll have to read the story to understand what I mean but I thought it added an interesting element that you don't really find very often. It's a modern day fairytale with a heavenly twist. I found the aspect of 'loving well' to be very encouraging. One quote I highlighted was "If one wanted to love well, learn from the Master. Corina understood that life was a journey and if she'd trust him, Jesus would carve her way through the wilderness. Be her light in the dark." Great reminder that we have a light in the dark! The whole Royal Wedding Series has been a complete joy to read. Entertaining and fun with some great thought-provoking lessons. This installment was a little more serious than the previous two as Corina and Stephen deal with the aftermath of war, but it was also uplifting as well. So, how do you catch a Prince? I highly recommend you pick up the book, grab a steamy beverage, cozy up in your favorite chair and find out!
*This complimentary copy was provided by Zondervan through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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