Regina Beswick was born to be a princess.
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.
My Thoughts: I loved this book! What little girl doesn't love the idea of being a long lost princess? The reality, of course, would be quite different than the fairy tale. It's not so easy to give up life as you know it, including family and friends.
I love how Hauck makes the characters real - their flaws, weaknesses & strengths, personalities all ring true to life. I enjoyed watching the characters discover God's purpose for their life, and coming to the realization that our best laid plans are not comparable to God's plan for our lives. Taking that step of faith is hard, but so worth it.