Weddings have been the focus of Rachel Hauck’s The Royal Wedding Series, and I have loved every single book she has written on the topic. A Royal Christmas Wedding is no exception. Avery Truitt is a washed-up, former volleyball player whose career ended with a rotator cuff injury. She works with her mom at the Rib Shack, her family’s business, but her heart isn’t into the work since her dad died. The place just isn’t the same without him.
However, even with her losses, Avery has joy in anticipating the upcoming birth of her sister Susanna’s baby. Susanna invites Avery back to the Kingdom of Brighton for the Christmas season and to help her prepare for the new prince or princess. Avery is at first doubtful because she knows she’ll run into her old suitor, Prince Colin, whom she’s not seen for five years.
In the meantime, Colin has been learning to be a royal, with duties and obligations surrounding his every moment. However, during one of the interminable balls of the season, after he’s seen Avery and realizes he still loves her and she him, he also realizes he’s entangled with Lady Jordan. He and his buddy, Guy, decide to escape to the Pembroke Tower where legend declares if the bells ring on this night, a prince will be married on Christmas Day. To their astonishment, the bells ring! What now?
The balance of the story involves God’s providence, the machinations of a couple of reporters, and the very real love of two people meant to be together. But the means to the end is complicated with lots of twists and turns. You’ll adore this final novella in The Royal Wedding Series. Four stars.
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.” The Wedding Dress was also a RITA finalist. Rachel lives in Florida with her husband and two pets.
Zondervan gave me a copy of A Royal Christmas Wedding, but I was in no way obligated to write a favorable review.