Susanna Truitt has found her prince and her happily ever after is just around the corner. She will soon marry King Nathaniel II of Brighton Kingdom and is three weeks from royalty. But when the government insists she renounce her American citizenship before the wedding, coupled with the lack of involvement by family and friends in her wedding, Susanna’s heart begins to doubt whether this marriage is God’s plan for her. She realizes that her life will never be her own, right down to her very identity. When she travels home to St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, right before the wedding, Nathaniel fears she won’t return. Gathering his courage, he devises a plan to win his bride all over again.
There are many women like me who are interested in reading about or watching what goes on in a royal family: what they wear, whether they are expecting the next heir, how the royal couples got together, the causes they are advocating, etc. That’s how it was like while reading A March Bride. I got to read the headlines of the King and Susanna’s journey to wedded bliss. My mind’s eye was watching the royal gatherings, in addition to that, I knew what was Susanna’s, a commoner, opinion on them. I felt her qualms about giving up so much, like her privacy, just so she could fit into the royal life.
King Nathaniel’s plan to win the heart of his bride was romantic. The voicing out of their feelings was too mushy, though. There was a challenge they faced near the end, which I thought was concluded very abruptly. I wished that the author gave readers even more details about their courtship even if this was a part of Rachel Hauck’s other books. Like Susanna, I sometimes question if my existence is part of God’s plan, but God will provide an answer. A March Bride also reminded me that “fear is the opposite of faith”.
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