I received this book for free from Publisher on NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck
Published by Zondervan on December 30th 2014
Genres: Christian, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Short Stories (single author)
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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Ginger Winters is a gifted hairstylist with scars no one can see. The last thing she expects from the New Year is a new chance at love. Overcoming a childhood tragedy, Ginger emerges from the pain and trauma with a gift for bringing out the beauty in others. From the top big city salons to traveling the world as personal stylist to a country music sensation, success was almost enough to make Ginger forget she would never be one of the beautiful people. that girl, forever on the outside looking in. But she needs her confidence this weekend. She’s the acclaimed “beauty-maker” for the Alabama society wedding of the decade. When high-school crush Tom Wells Jr. also returns to town and shows up at her shop looking for a haircut, Ginger’s thinly veiled insecurities threaten to keep her locked away from love, Despite Tom’s best efforts, Ginger can’t forget how he disappeared on her twelve years ago and broke her heart. Can she ever trust him again? When Tom challenges her to see her own beauty, Ginger must decide if she will remained chained to the past or move freely into a new, exciting future.
Ginger Winters is embarrassed by her scars. She drapes her hair to cover her right shoulder or she will put a scarf on to cover as much as the scarf as she can. She has had these scars since she was 12 years old but she has never been able to get over the ugliness that she feels. Ginger decided to become a beauty stylist and help bring out the beauty in other woman. Then Ginger traveled around the world as the personal stylist to Tracie Blue. Ginger has started her own salon and she realizes that she still feels like the scarred littler girl she has always been.
I think this story has such an amazing message on loving yourself and how others can love you. It was a short quick read but had so much inspiration backed into its pages. I loved the characters. I thought they were great. I will be honest though, I do wish the novella would have been a novel because I would have loved to spend more time with these characters. I think the plot was great but again I would love it if there was more. Always more. Hopefully Ginger winters can have a full length novel someday.