I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck
Published by Zondervan on November 17th 2015
Genres: Christian, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
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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. Taylor 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 – and 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. When Taylor takes a photography assignment in Heart’s Bend, she is thrown back into her own past and encounters family secrets buried deep beneath the sands of time. And 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 waiting for.
Once again Rachel Hauck does not disappoint. “The Wedding Chapel” was a fantastic read. Hauck is an author that draws her readers into the story right away and has them hooked until the very end. This story has a dual timeline that follows two couples. One in the present day and the other is post World War II. The present day couple is trying hard not to repeat the mistakes that have been made by their families and an older couple was separated during the War that changed their lives for 60 years. I love how Hauck is able to tug at a reader’s heart stringers and really make the reader care for her characters. Here characters are so thought out in her books. I absolutely love it. This story will definitely take readers on an emotional roller coaster ride.