But she’s content to be a small-town girl, running a classic auto restoration shop, unaware a secret destiny awaits her. One that will leap from the pages of her grandmother’s hand-painted book of fairytales.
Tanner Burkhardt is the stoic Minister of Culture for the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg. When he is tasked to retrieve the long-lost princess, he must overcome his fear of failure in order to secure his nation’s future - and his own. Yet lurking in the political shadows is a fierce opponent with sinister plans to abolish the throne forever.
Overwhelmed with opposition, Regina must decide if she’s destined to restore old cars or an ancient nation. Together---with a little divine intervention---Regina and Tanner discover the truth of her heritage and the healing power of true love.
If you enjoy romance and princesses and happily ever afters, I recommend this book to you. The ending won't have a surprise but most readers will enjoy reading the plot unfold.
Rachel Hauck does a fun job of creating a country and characters to interact with it. She interweaves real history (World War II) with fictitious events to make a believable fairy-tale. This is a Christian novel so there were elements of Christianity in the book, but I think that is what many readers are looking for--a fun, romantic, Christian love story.
Tanner's character had more past secrets than Regina's but both had to work through issues of belonging and being to find peace. I did feel that Regina's character came to her final decision quickly, I had a hard time following her final decision based on her previous feels and actions. However, I can see how Hauck did try to lead you to her decision by Regina going back and forth about what was right.
If you enjoy fairy-tale stories you will enjoy this and should pick it up.
I received this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.