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.
Last year on December 30th, I reviewed this book. That is why this post has the “updated” on the title. Don’t worry, I did not change my opinion of the book. It was just as good the second time through. Plus it is perfect timing, since it is Christmas time.
So, let’s talk about this book. This book is actually my favorite in The Royal Wedding Series. Probably because it set in the Christmas season. And if you have not guessed by now, Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I also liked that is was a quick read that did not drag out too long. It is a novella but put in book format. Another part of the book that was fun was when Rachel Hauck wrote the parts that were the TV show. I thought that was a fun thing to do to keep her readers reading till the last page. I am glad Avery got her story in a book. I liked her character from the first time she was introduced in Once Upon a Prince. As for Colin, he was not a bad character at all. He was introduced in the first book as well. He was the character that you felt bad for because he did not want to hurt his father’s feelings or Avery’s feelings. But he knew that he would end up hurting one of them, no matter what he did.
I would personally say you can read this book without having to read all of the others in the series. But if you think you want more background on some of the characters, you could just read the first book and then this one. Really it’s up to you.
My personal favorite part was actually Hauck’s ending. She ended the book and series as all good fairy tales go, And they all lived happily ever after.
So in what order would I put this series from my favorite to least favorite. Here it is.
- A Royal Christmas Wedding
- Once Upon a Prince
- Princess Ever After
- How To Catch a Prince
I recommend the whole series but since it is Christmas time, I highly recommend A Royal Christmas Wedding. It is just the perfect time to sit next to your Christmas tree, with a warm drink and a book.
What is you favorite season or time of the year?
Title: A Royal Christmas Wedding
Author and her website: Rachel Hauck
Reading Resolution 34 (Part 4 of 4 parts): Read a series/trilogy.
This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.
Are you interested in reading what I wrote about this book a year ago? Well, you can read that here.