The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck book review #LitfuseReads

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Even though I just posted my top 10 books of 2015 last night, I already have changes to make.  I finished The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck, and it MUST go on the list!

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I just can’t say enough good things about The Wedding Chapel But, I’ll try.

First, the characters are from a Tennessee small town.  Charming, yes?  I’ve been to the areas described in the book (well, the TN ones, anyway) and could imagine the ball games, the weather, and the small town dynamics.   Second, the book has a story-within-a-story, one of those writing techniques that I tend to love. Although it can sometimes be overdone, it’s just the perfect amount of mystery in The Wedding Chapel.   Next, the story is based on a wedding chapel that is made craftsman-style, completely out of river rock and found wood.  We’re not talking Vegas here.   This is amazing artisan work, Tennessee style. I can just see it in my mind!  Finally, there were enough twists in the story that I had to read page by page.  I’ll admit it….I took a peek at the end.  By about the middle of the book, I just HAD to see if my suspicions were correct.  Otherwise, I couldn’t rest!   Although I thought I had the situation(s) nailed, I was still surprised by some of the details that appeared near the end of the story.
The Wedding Chapel is definitely one of my favorite reads of 2015.  If you like stories with a bit of history, sincere romance, and done with intelligent humor, check out The Wedding Chapel!
The Wedding Chapel (Zondervan, November 2015)

For sixty years, a wedding chapel sat silent, waiting for love. But times have changed and the hour has come when it just might be too late.

Retired hall-of-fame football coach Jimmy “Coach” Westbrook never imagined anything would come of his labor of love—the wedding chapel he built for Collette Greer, the woman he fell for back in ’49. But now an offer has come to turn the chapel into what it was meant to be—a place for love—and Jimmy sees no reason to hang onto his dream any longer.

Photographer Taylor Branson is trying to make a life for herself in New York. Leaving her hometown of Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, she put a lot of things behind her, including her family’s abysmal marriage rate. But love surprises her when she falls head-over-heels for Jack Forester, a top ad man. Their whirlwind romance results in an elopement, and a mountain of doubt. Jack, while genuine in his love for Taylor, can never seem to overcome his own demons to find the words of his heart.

When Taylor takes an assignment in Heart’s Bend, the job does more than send her back to her hometown, but into a world of family secrets buried beneath the sands of time.

When Taylor’s journey intersects with Coach’s, they rediscover the heartbeat of their dreams and that the love they long to hold is right in front of them. And worth every waiting moment.


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About the author:

Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as The Wedding Dress, Love Starts with Elle, and Once Upon A Prince. She also penned the Songbird Novels with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Booklist named their novel, Softly and Tenderly, one of 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals. She serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pets.

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Is sixty years too long to wait for love? Two stories of romance, one in 1949 and one in the modern day, meet in Rachel Hauck’s The Wedding Chapel. When Taylor Branson takes an assignment in Heart’s Bend, the job does more than send her back to her hometown, but into a world of family secrets buried beneath the sands of time. When Taylor’s journey intersects with Jimmy “Coach” Westbrook’s, they rediscover the heartbeat of their dreams and that the love they long to hold is right in front of them. And worth every waiting moment.

Join Rachel in celebrating the release of The Wedding Chapel by entering to win a copy and a $100 cash card—perfect for finishing up your Christmas gift shopping!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of The Wedding Chapel
  • A $100 cash card

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 31st. The winner will be announced January 4th on Rachel’s blog.

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Comments

  1. That sounds like a book I would like. Sorry I missed her contest.

  2. Dorothy Boucher says:

    This book sounds like a very interesting read, I love a good romance with a bit of mystery,
    sort of the whats going to happen next, certainly intrigues me.
    @tisonlyme143

  3. I like books like this that make you want to keep reading. Many interesting characters. Sounds like a good read to me.

  4. Kristin K says:

    The Wedding Chapel sounds very intriguing! I can see why it was added to the top of your list. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

  5. Dorothy Hubbard says:

    I read your part of the book and I can see how you could get caught up in never wanting to put it down, I am sorry I missed the contest. This will go on my list of must reads,

  6. It’s SO good. I passed it on to my sister, who already texted me to say that she loved it.

  7. Kristin, you won’t regret it. It’s so good!

  8. So do I, Mia.

  9. Hannah C says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to give it a read.

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