Litfuse Blog Tour: The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck

The Wedding Chapel
by Rachel Hauck
Copyright 2015
ISBN: 9780310341529
The Story:
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.
My Thoughts:
Gentle love stories with stirring themes of faith and redemption are the status quo when it comes books by Rachel Hauck. The Wedding Chapel continues with a nostalgic tale of love lost with a modern day romance woven in just like The Wedding Dress. The beautiful, serene covers will draw you in and the stories between will keep you turning pages. While this story involves an already married couple and their search for a deeper connection as well as young love that blossomed many decades ago, strangely this book didn't quite grab me as these types of stories usually do. The chemistry between Taylor and Jack didn't mesh. The switch between present and past worked in and of itself, keeping me engaged and interested in each of the "worlds", but I just felt that it didn't leave enough time for me to really become attached to Taylor and Jack, if that makes sense. Rachel Hauck can definitely write a great romance, but I felt this wasn't her best. The Wedding Dress is still one of my favorites with its just right mix of nostalgia!

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~My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars~

*I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

Happy Reading!


  1. Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts about this book, Renee. Happy New Year! I hope 2016 will be a wonderful year.

  2. Thank you so much and a very Happy New Year to you too!


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