Character Spotlight ~ Rachel Hauck’s Nathaniel & Susanna

Once Upon a PrinceMeet a commoner and a prince in

Rachel Hauck’s

contemporary romance

Once Upon A Prince


The Story

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. Simons 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?

Enjoy meeting Susanna & Nathaniel

Brief physical description


Susanna: She’s athletic, played volleyball in high school. Tall with long blonde hair and blue eyes.

Nathaniel: Dark hair with piercing blue eyes. Athletic build but very calm demeanor.


Susanna: Hayden Panettiere

Nathaniel: young Pierce Brosnan

Strengths and weaknesses

Susanna is a planner. So when life doesn’t go as planned, she fumbles for purpose.


Nathaniel has been trained his whole life to be a king. But when it’s his time, he doubts himself. Is he really called to be a king?

Both are determined to find a way to their destinies.

Your inspiration for the character

Prince William and Duchess Catherine’s wedding.

Background to the story

I got up at 5:00 a.m. to watch the wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton and was simply won over by the poised, confident bride.

She was a commoner who won the prince’s heart! I knew I had to tell a story about a Prince falling in love with a common girl.

Thanks Rachel!


Relz Reviewz Extras
Character spotlight on Charlotte, Emily, Daniel & Tim
Reviews of The Wedding DressDining with JoyThe Sweet By and ByLove Starts With ElleSweet Caroline and Diva NashVegas
Get to know Rachel
Interview with Rachel
Visit Rachel’s website
Buy Once Upon A Prince at Amazon or Koorong

Photo credits
Hayden: Stephen McPhereson

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8 Responses to Character Spotlight ~ Rachel Hauck’s Nathaniel & Susanna

  1. Oh, I adored this book!!! And its so fun to see how the author pictured the characters. :) Thanks Rel and Rachel! I love character spotlights!

  2. O my gosh, I was interested in the book but this character spotlight convinced me :

    I. am. reading. THIS !

    Future king’s heart.. stolen by a beautiful, common girl? YES!

  3. Love, love ,love the cover. It looks fantastic. Fun charater spotlight to so thanks Rel and Rachel. Rel, do you have this book so I could borrow please???? Thanks, Jen

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