Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: Netgalley - Received to Review
Genre: Christian Romance
Book Description: She’s content to be a small-town girl, running a classic auto restoration shop, unaware that a secret destiny awaits her. One that will leap from the pages of her grandmother’s hand-painted book of fairy tales.
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 whether 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: Reggie is living the life she has dreamed about. She is restoring old cars in a garage. She is twenty-nine, single, college educated, and secure with herself and life in general.
That is, secure until Tanner comes to tell her of her heritage. She is a long lost Princess of a Kingdom. In order to become a sovereign country, they need heir to come and reclaim the throne to end an entail that has been in place for 100 years. To say she is reluctant is to understate her predicament.
I loved reading this book. It was fun to peek into the life of Regina and Tanner. To see how a normal, everyday woman can embrace destiny and become a Princess for the people. The romance part was great. It didn't feel rushed, even though attraction was instantaneous, romance was not.
The book had great pacing and I loved the dialogue. This book is a good, clean romance that has a "and they lived happily ever after" quality to it.