Monday, January 13, 2014
A MARCH BRIDE by Rachel Hauck
Susanna Truitt is about to marry King Nathaniel II of Brighton Kingdom. In the busyness of training to be royalty, learning her duties and the kingdom's business as well as getting to know the people, Susanna begins to have doubts about whether an ordinary Georgian girl has any right to marry a king, especially when things are not going as planned. Nathaniel's attention seems to be on everything else except her. Has he changed his mind? Now Parliament has decreed that Susanna must renounce her US citizenship before the wedding. Nathaniel loves Susanna and would do anything for her. He knows what marrying him means and all she'll be giving up for him. Susanna decides to return home to St. Simon's Island, Georgia to try to work through her niggling doubts. Nathaniel's not sure she'll ever return. After much contemplation he puts together a plan to once again win over the heart of the only woman he's ever loved.
I LOVED this very contemplative yet deeply romantic tale. We first met Susanna in 'Once Upon a Prince' and 'A March Bride' picks up where that left off. I was completely enthralled in the story and just about read it completely in one sitting. It's one of those stories that just draws you in completely and holds you there until the very end. What would it be like to marry a king? What are all the emotions surrounding that situation. It sounds like the stuff dreams are made of but is it really? You could certainly understand Susanna's reservations. What would you do if you were in her shoes? I absolutely loved Nathaniel. He was truly a prince of a king!!! There was some great spiritual wisdom tucked inside this wonderful story. You really have to read it to fully appreciate it. I hated to see it end but I must say, it's one I will definitely read again. I would love to see a story about Nathanial's brother, Colin and Susanna's sister, Avery, hint - hint!!! There was enough background given that you could enjoy this as a stand-alone but for a richer experience I would encourage you to read 'Once Upon a Prince' first. Need a quick romantic get-away? Then grab your latte, a comfortable chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the first-class trip! I know I did!
*This complimentary copy was provided by Zondervan through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Publisher: Zondervan (February 25, 2014)
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
For more information about this book or other books by Rachel Hauck, I encourage you to visit her website at http://rachelhauck.com