Saturday, October 29, 2016

A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck

Happy Saturday!  I hope all of you are having a lovely fall Saturday.  If you are looking for Halloween cozy mysteries to read (to get in the mood), I have found a list for you.  Just click here.  I would like to suggest Krista Davis' Murder Most Howl and The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer as well as Laura Child's Gossamer Ghost.  

A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck is the fourth book in the Royal Wedding series.  Avery Truitt as well as her mother, Glo are dealing with the loss of her father in St. Simons Island, Georgia.  Susanna, her sister, invites them to spend Christmas in Brighton Kingdom where she lives with her husband, King Nathaniel III.  Glo is glad to get away from the memories and is excited to see Susanna (she is pregnant).  Avery is not as excited.  It has been five years since she has seen Prince Colin Tattersall.  They were in love with each other, but Colin broke off their relationship very suddenly (and without a decent explanation).  Avery has tried to get over him, but how do you forget your one true love. 

There is a special tradition in Brighton Kingdom that has not been observed in 182 years.  At the end of the Harvest Celebration, just after the last bell rings at midnight, a man in love can ring the Pembroke Chapel Bell.  He is announcing his intention to woo and marry a woman on Christmas morning.  Colin has been following the path his father set out for him for the last five years.  But he is still in love with Avery.  He is in the bell tower just before midnight and says a prayer.  The Pembroke Bell then rings by itself.  This is the sign Colin needed, and he sets out to win Avery.  But Avery does not wish to come between Colin and his father.  Will there be a happily ever after this Christmas for these two love birds?

A Royal Christmas Wedding is a sweet, predictable romance novel.  I did not know this book was part of a series when I decided to read it (discovered it after I started reading the novel).  It did not hinder my reading enjoyment.  A Royal Christmas Wedding can be read alone.  The author provides the reader with the information they need to understand and enjoy the story.  The novel is nicely written, has engaging characters, good historical element, steamy romance, and has a nice Christian element.  I give A Royal Christmas Wedding 4 out of 5 stars (I have to admit that I liked it).  The epilogue wraps up the series with a bow.  The other novels in the Royal Wedding series are Once Upon a Prince, Princess Ever After, and How to Catch a Prince.

Thank you for stopping by!  I am off to eat dinner and watch the new Hallmark Christmas movie.  I know it is Halloween season, but I cannot resist Christmas movies!  May all of you have a wonderful evening, and I will see you tomorrow. Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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