Avery Truitt aches for true love—the kind she once shared with Prince Colin. Can she dare to hope for happily ever after, or is a fairy-tale ending beyond reach?
College volleyball star Avery Truitt has not seen her former flame, Prince Colin of Brighton Kingdom, since he suddenly pushed her away five years ago. But now, the sadness of losing her father and the joy of her sister Susanna’s pregnancy have brought Avery back to Brighton just in time for Cathedral City’s enchanting Christmas season.
Avery knows she can’t avoid seeing Colin—now the Kingdom’s most eligible bachelor—whether or not her heart is ready to relive the pain. But seeing him again might bring her the closure she needs after all this time.
When Colin finds himself at the center of a centuries-old Brighton tradition, he must decide whether to follow the path laid out before him or follow his heart to the only woman for whom he would ring the Pembroke Chapel Bell.
Can Colin convince Avery to meet him at the chapel on Christmas morning—as tradition dictates—or will Avery run back to her St. Simons home and pursue a coaching career as planned?
In the fourth installment of the Royal Wedding Series, New York Times bestselling novelist, Rachel Hauck, weaves a charming story of holiday romance as two broken hearts seek the love they once knew.
A Royal Christmas Wedding is the last book in the Royal Weddings series. The series starts off with a bang with the dreamy modern fairytale of Once Upon A Prince, where Susanna meets her prince, and comes around to finish with Susanna's younger sister.
Those kingdom of Brighton traditions and customs just keep cropping up to cause trouble for the royal family and certain fair American maidens. I tell you, it's a real problem. There is yet another centuries old tradition at the center of this book, along with Madeleine and Hyacinth, who are such a fun addition to the stories.
In this case you should start with the first book in the series and read them in order, and although they certainly could be enjoyed on their own, you may find yourself somewhat lost and wondering what was being referenced in regards to Avery's family or other characters. The problem with starting at the beginning is that book one is definitely my favourite and although I enjoyed the other 3 they never completely recapture the magic. I had high hopes for this one and it very nearly lived up to the first. I wasn't totally convinced on the delivery of a couple of events, although the cupcake scene was well done, and I felt that the wrap up of a couple problems was rather sudden and contrived. Overall though, it's a lovely modern day fairytale to curl up with a cup of hot tea and dream away.
I received this book from Zondervan.
About the Author
Rachel Hauck is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory tower. Visit her online at rachelhauck.com Facebook: rachelhauck Twitter: @RachelHauck