Monday, March 16, 2015

How To Catch a Prince

GIVEAWAY

HAUCK, RACHEL
HOW TO CATCH A PRINCE

She caught her prince once. Can she catch him again?
American heiress Corina Del Rey's life was devastated by war. Every thing she loved was lost. But after five years of grief, she's shed her grave clothes and started over in the sunshine along the Florida coast.

But some things are not so easily forgotten. When a secret from her past confronts her face to face, she realizes she must follow her heart. Even if it cost her everything.

Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom is a former Royal Air Command lieutenant turned star rugby player, trying to make sense of his life after the devastation of war.
When his brother, King Nathaniel, discovers Stephen's pre war secret, he must deal with an aspect of his life he longed to forget. But how can he do so without exposing the truth and breaching national security?

Yet, true love has a destiny all it's own. As the cathedral bells peal through Cathedral City, Corina and Stephen must chose to answer the call of love on their hearts. Or let it be lost forever?

My Review:

How can you not love a book that has exquisite lines like: "With a smile, Daisy pulled Corina into a hug. And for a fleeting second, Corina cradled her cheek on her friend's shoulder and left a piece of her burden there." Honestly, Hauck's eloquence takes my breath away. Her words speak directly to my heart and I find myself emotionally invested in the lives of the characters she brings to life. There's just no way I could have stopped reading. And when the end came, I didn't want it to be over.

How to Catch a Prince is clever and witty and heartrending. A tumultuous mix that had me alternately laughing and crying and shouting scathing comments at ne'er-do-well characters that had no business giving Corina such a hard time. Not to mention swooning over some lovely romantical bits too. And yet it also has an ethereal, fairy tale quality with enough inspiration to touch my soul. That astounding combination equals sheer reading delight.

This is the first novel I have read by Rachel Hauck and I'm left wondering what took me so long!

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Zondervan for supplying me with a review copy of this book.


GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of How to Catch a Prince please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 22 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!
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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A royal-themed Brighton charm bracelet
  • 2 tickets to see the new Cinderella movie
  • The Royal Wedding series (Once Upon a Prince, Princess Ever After, and How to Catch a Prince)

  • Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 23rd. Winner will be announced March 24th on Rachel's blog.
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    41 comments:

    1. I am hooked on this one with the title alone. Thank you for sharing, Kav!

      mauback55 at gmail dot com

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      1. There's a whole clever little plot thread that has to do with that title, Melanie. Very 21st century. Good luck.

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    2. Kav, you truly make me wanting to read this! I considered this princess being a likeness of Mia Thermopolis, which is too teenage for my taste, but this review is converting me! :)
      I would like to try my chances - put me in, please!

      janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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      1. Kind of Princess Diaries for grownups but not. LOL. Actually, I think the second book in the series is more along those lines. You'll love this one, Janka. Enough grit to keep you fuming and wincing all the way to the end. :-) But some cute moments too. And funny. And whimsical. Good luck.

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    3. Great review! I have the first two in the series and hoping to complete my collection! Have to admit it sounds really romantic! :)
      sylvesternator at yahoo dot com

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      1. It's romantic and infuriating, just so you know! Good luck, Laura.

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    4. Kav, you are not alone. I have heard only good things about Rachel Hauck's books, and after reading your wonderful review I am wondering, "Why haven't I?" Thx for the opportunity to win this one! Her covers are always so lovely and this one is no exception!

      dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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      1. I don't know if that made sense, but I meant why haven't I read any of her books yet? Lol I have a tummy bug and the foggy head that accompanies it. Sigh...groan...Ugh!

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      2. Oh, sorry for the tummy bug, Diana! No fun! Get better soon! Even though this is the third book in the series, it is a great intro to Rachel Hauck's writing. Good luck!

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      3. Thx, Kav! All 4 of my gkids have it, too, and two out of the four spent all day Saturday with me. :(

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      4. And you probably taught them to share when they were young...what were you thinking? Hope it's a quick bug and over and done with by now.

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    5. I have read ALL of Rachel's books and loved each one! I am so anxious to read this one. Thanks, Kav, for the giveaway!!
      jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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      1. You're welcome, Jackie. I'm aiming to catch up with you. Just ordered the first two of the series from my public library. Good luck.

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    6. I absolutely loved the first two books in this series and am looking forward to reading How to Catch a Prince. Thanks for the chance to win it.
      pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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      1. You'll be thrilled with it, Pam. Good luck.

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    7. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

      karenk
      kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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      1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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    8. Another one for my TBR list! How can you go wrong with romance among the royals? Thanks for the review and giveaway! momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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      1. You've got that right, Loraine. A really interesting twist and fun that the author made up her own modern day kingdom. Good luck.

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    9. I would absolutely Love to win this book and also the tickets to see Cinderella.
      Rachel is an awesome author

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      1. oh dot hello dot hiya at gmail dot com

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      2. You have to click on the link for the other draw, Danie. The Cinderella tickets. I'm just offering up a copy of the book. Good luck.

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    10. I haven't read any of Rachel Hauk's yet either so would love to give this one a try. Thanks, Kav!

      ckbarker at gmail dot com

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      1. It's a great book to start with -- I did! Good luck, Cheryl.

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    11. Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com Deanne

      I have not read any of the books by Rachel Hauk. After reading your review and all the great things I've been hearing about this , I am asking myself why not. I'd love to start with this one Kav.

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      1. Glad I'm not the only one who has been out of the Rachel Hauck loop. LOL Aim to rectify that quickly though. Good luck, Deanne.

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    12. Hello Kav. Another good review. Would love to win Rachel's book.
      Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    13. I know how you feel when the book comes to an end and you don't want it to be over - the sign of a very good book!
      pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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      1. Yes, the sign of a great book so I guess I have to put up with the 'after reading a good book blues'. LOL. Good luck, rubynreba.

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    14. I really enjoyed Once Upon A Prince the first book in this series! haven't gotten a copy of book two or this one yet.

      pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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      1. I have to catch up on the series. Love how each book is a standalone though you'll be thrilled to catch up with the characters from the first book, Patty. Good luck.

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    15. What a lovely excerpt! How to Catch a Prince sounds like a story I would really enjoy.
      worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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      1. It's fantastic, Merry. Good luck.

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    16. New author to me & I'd love to read this book. Your review makes me want it in my TBR pile :)
      dkstevensneAToutlookD OTcoM

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      1. I think it belongs in every romance lover's TBR pile! Good luck, Deanna.

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    17. I'm in for this one! I already have the first 2 books and had been planning on reading the whole series once I got the third book. If I understand correctly though, they seem to follow different characters? I haven't looked into it much, since I didn't want to spoil myself if they didn't. But you said this is the first you read by her, so I am guessing that they do? :)
      Thanks for the review!!

      lieniitte(at)gmail(dot)com

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      1. Yes, they follow different characters. There is a bit of character overlap, but not in a way that it messes a reader up if she hasn't read the first two books. I haven't and I had no problem reading this one. Good luck, Lieniitte.

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    18. Me too, me too, I want to read them all at once. Lol rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    19. Blogger ate my comment? I had a similar thought the first time I read one of Rachel Hauck's books! Thanks for the review and the chance to win!

      jafuchi7[at]Hawaii[dot]edu

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