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[Book Review] An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

An Uncertain Choice

by

Jody Hedlund

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

I know whenever I pick up a Jody Hedlund novel that I am going to be in for a treat. An Uncertain Choice is her first dip into the Young Adult genre and if you ask me, Jody Hedlund did a fantastic job!

 

In An Uncertain Choice we are transported back to medieval times. Rosemarie is preparing to become a nun on her eighteenth birthday due to the vow her parents made before they passed away. Rosemarie has come to peace with her fate so when the duke shows up with three handsome knights and proclaims that if she falls in love and gets married before she turns eighteen that she does not have to enter the convent, she is shocked.

 

So Rosemarie starts to court three of those most handsome knights in the land. They all have unique traits and talents that make Rosemarie instantly drawn to each of them. But when danger starts to arise and the knights are put in danger, Rosemarie begins to think that maybe it is her destiny to join the convent after all and give up the idea of marriage.

 

I love the medieval time period and it is so wonderful to have one of my favorite authors dive into that era! I love the ideas of knights and a pretty princess and it is interesting to read about how different things were back then. I would highly suggest buying Jody Hedlund’s prequel novella The Vow and reading that before An Uncertain Choice. The Vow opens up the setting and will help answer a few questions that may arise in An Uncertain Choice. Either way just read these books because they are wonderful!

 

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher Zondervan through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. All opinions stated are my own.

 

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[Book Review] How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck

How to Catch a Prince (Royal Wedding, #3)

How to Catch a Prince

by

Rachel Hauck

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

Wow, I LOVED this book! I don’t know what I was expecting but this book exceeded all expectations and made me fall in love with the characters and storyline.

How to Catch a Prince is the third book in the Royal Wedding series. I have enjoyed the first two books but neither of them caught my fancy the way this book did. If you haven’t read any of these books then I suggest that you do because they are some of the sweetest modern day fairy tale reads that you will ever find!

Once upon a time Prince Stephen and American heiress Corina Del Rey fell in love. However, pain and guilt drove them away from each other after Stephen’s tour in Afghanistan. They haven’t spoken in several years so when Stephen shows up at Corina’s doorstep and tells her they’re still married and he wants an annulment, Corina’s world goes spinning out of control. She thought she had put her past to rest so instead of signing the annulment papers, she goes back to Brighton to see if she can win back her husband. But the years have been rough on both Stephen and Corina and if neither of them are willing to put aside their past hurts, then there will be no future for them.

*Sigh* Have I mentioned I like fairy tales? Because I absolutely love fairy tales! This book had it all with a handsome prince, sweet romance and a magical feel to it. I am so glad I decided to read this book as it has made it’s way to one of my favorite contemporary novels. You’ll fall in love with the characters and your emotions will jump and slide all over with them. These aren’t just fairy tale characters that are perfect – these characters have their weaknesses and that helps them to be more believable.

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[Book Review] The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson

 

The Princess Spy

by

Melanie Dickerson

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Review:

I have been a fan of fairytales for a very long time. When I heard about Melanie Dickerson’s fairytale retellings, I knew I had to check out her books. I’ve read all her books to date and have enjoyed them each immensely. I do believe that The Princess Spy was one of my favorite ones.

 

The Princess Spy is based off The Frog Prince. I am not very familiar with this story so I could not say how many things were similar in this book. The Princess Spy includes several characters who we have met in previous books. The Princess Spy tells the story of Margaretha. Margaretha has rejected several suitors but Lord Claybrook seems to be making progress in wooing her. However, when a stranger named Colin shows up and warns her about Claybrook, she finds herself and her family are in extreme danger.

 

Strap yourself in for an adventure because that is what you are about to embark on when you open this book. You’ll feel the frustration of Colin as he tries to communicate in another language. You’ll feel the fear of the family as they are put in danger and are unsure how to resolve everything. You’ll feel the romance. You’ll live the adventure. If you like fairytales, you will love this book!

 

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[Book Review] Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck

Once Upon a Prince

by

Rachel Hauck

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

Susanna is convinced that when her Marine boyfriend comes home from overseas he will be ready to propose. After all, 12 years of dating is enough time, right? But when they take a walk down the beach, instead of finding herself engaged, Susanna finds herself single and she isn’t sure what to think as her world turns upside down.

 

Prince Nathaniel has come to the States for a holiday. When he meets Susanna, he tries to hide his identity from her as he wants her to know him for his true self. However, as duty calls back home, Nathaniel’s identity comes to light. When Susanna is invited to Nathaniel’s coronation, Susanna travels to England. But Susanna is convinced that she could never fit in with the royalty around her.

 

What a sweet, romantic fairy tale! Who doesn’t love a dashing prince? I loved the idea of a fairy tale set in modern time. Rachel Hauck’s writing drew me into the story as I fell in love with the characters and setting. I’m not one to read contemporary novels on a regular basis but this was a refreshing story that had me smiling and laughing in all the right moments. If you’re looking for a wonderful story with a dashing prince and sweet heroine, look no further!

 

I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher, Zondervan, through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. All opinions stated are my own.

 

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[Book Review] A January Bride by Deborah Raney

A January Bride

by

Deborah Raney

My Rating:3.5 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

Madeline Houser is a successful novelist working on a new novel. With her deadline fast approaching, she finds it hard to concentrate in a house filled with contractors and carpenters who are remodeling her house. Her elderly neighbor, Ginny, arranges for Madeline to work out of one of her friend’s homes. Thankful for Arthur Tyler’s generosity, she writes him a thank you note that starts up a correspondence between the two. Though at first there is a misunderstanding of the other’s identity, a friendship forms between the two and as their feelings grow, Arthur isn’t sure he will be able to let go of his feelings for his deceased wife and move on.

I really liked the idea of the friendship forming through a series of letters. Despite the silly misunderstanding between the two, I enjoyed the development of their relationship. I thought this was a great addition to the A Year of Weddings series.

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[Book Review] A December Bride by Denise Hunter

A December Bride

by

Denise Hunter

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

 

A small sampling of Denise Hunter’s writing, but it was delightful none the less! Despite being wary of novellas, I knew I wanted to read the “A Year of Weddings” novellas because, as a girl, who doesn’t love weddings? I am so glad I decided to read this because A December Bride was very enjoyable and I look forward to reading the next novellas.

 

When Layla’s date for the wedding cancels at the last minute, Layla knows she can’t show up alone to her ex-fiancé and cousin’s wedding. So when she shows up to the wedding with Seth Murphy – her ex-fiance’s best friend – she doesn’t expect to leave the wedding engaged. But what others don’t realize is that Seth and Layla’s engagement is just a show. Layla needs to keep the show running in order to advance in her career but Seth is hoping to advance in her heart.

 

This cast of characters was put together very well. I couldn’t stand Layla’s cousin, Jessica. I myself fell in love with Seth. I also admired Layla and how strong she was. If my ex-fiance was marrying my cousin, I don’t think I would be able to go to their wedding! This was one of my favorite novellas and it is probably one I would read again! Very enjoyable and very sweet. Even if you don’t like novellas, I would suggest picking this one up! I believe it is also tied together with Denise Hunter’s novel, Barefoot Summer.

 

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