I Just Found the Hallmark Movie Adaptation of my Favorite Christian Romance

May 26, 2018



Here's the summary from Goodreads: 

Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by bestselling author Rachel Hauck, treats you to a modern-day fairy tale.

Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess---just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life isn't going according to plan. When her high-school-sweetheart-turned-Marine-officer breaks up instead of proposing, Susanna scrambles to rebuild her life.

The last thing Prince Nathaniel expects to find on his American holiday to St. Simon's Island is the queen of his heart. A prince has duties, and his family's tense political situation has chosen his bride for him. When Prince Nathaniel comes to Susanna's aid under the fabled Lover's Oak, he is blindsided by love.

Their lives are worlds apart. He's a royal prince. She's an ordinary girl. But everything changes when Susanna receives an invitation to Nathaniel's coronation. It's the ultimate choice. His kingdom or her heart? God's will or their own?

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Here's the Hallmark movie...


... and of course, Hallmark had to make it as cheesy as it possibly could.  Sure, the original book was cheesy, but Hallmark took out some of my favorite parts of the book. But it was still a great Hallmark movie, in the fact that there was a perfect amount of cheese.

Here's are leading lady...


and here's the couple...




Like any other Hallmark royal movie, it had a royal ball where our leading lady had a grand entrance. 


Finally, the movie had to end in a proposal, even though it seems like the couple has known each other for a whole week. But the proposal was one of my favorite parts of the movie at the same time because it kept so many elements of what the book's proposal was like. 


I would highly recommend reading the book if you love a cheesy royal romance because in my opinion Once Upon a Prince is one of the sweetest stories. Also, the book doesn't rush their relationship as much as the movie seems to do. 

I give the movie a...


This is, of course, is rated alongside Hallmark movies and not all movies in general because Hallmark movies are on a scale of their own.

The main reason for my 3.5 stars is because I felt like the characters lacked the chemistry that was present in the book. I also felt that Susanna wasn't as strong of a character as she was in the book. 

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