Thursday, May 19, 2016
A lonely wedding chapel built as a tribute to lost love just might hold the long-awaited secret to hope and reconciliation.
For sixty years, the wedding chapel has stood silent and empty. Retired football hall-of-famer Jimmy “Coach” Westbrook built the chapel by hand, stone by stone, for his beautiful and beloved Collette Greer, whom he lost so many years ago. The chapel is a sanctuary for his memories, a monument to true love, and a testament to his survival of the deepest pain and loss.
Photographer Taylor Branson left her hometown of Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, to make a new life for herself in New York. She had lots to run away from, not least of all a family history of broken promises and broken dreams. Love catches Taylor off guard when she falls for Jack Forester, a successful advertising executive, and their whirlwind romance leads to an elopement—then to second guesses. Jack, in spite of his very real love for Taylor, is battling his own demons and struggles to show her his true self and the depths of his love for her.
Taking a photography assignment in Heart’s Bend, Taylor is thrown back into a past of family secrets buried deep beneath the sands of time. When Taylor and Coach’s journeys collide, they each rediscover the heartbeat of their own dreams as they learn that the love they long to hold is well worth the wait.
I loved this book! It was absolutely beautifully written and I was totally swept away! There were two love stories woven together throughout the book and while I was more partial to Jimmy and Collette's story I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed Taylor and Jack's almost as much. I was highly invested in both stories and I couldn't put the book down wanting to see how they each played out. This author knows to play with your emotions and she does it with great skill. She had me smiling, almost brought tears to my eyes, and left me sighing with happiness! I'm sorry this review is short but I waited a little too long to write this and I don't want to spoil anything so I will just leave you with the knowledge that this book is amazing and a recommendation to read it and discover that for yourself!
Meet the Author
Rachel Hauck is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory tower. Visit her online at rachelhauck.com Facebook: rachelhauck Twitter: @RachelHauck
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.