Today I am reviewing The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck.
Here is a brief synopsis:
An old, forgotten chapel holds the key to love and forgiveness.
Retired hall-of-fame football coach Jimmy Westbrook never imagined anything would come of his labor of love—building a wedding chapel for Collette Greer, the woman he fell in love with in 1949. But now a realtor wants the land the chapel sits on, and he sees no reason to hang onto the past.
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 string of failed marriages.
When she falls head-over-heels for Jack Gillingham, a top ad man, their whirlwind romance and elopement leave her with doubts. Jack, while genuine in his love for Taylor, can never seem to find the right way to show her he really cares.
When a post-mortem letter from Taylor’s Granny Peg shows up, along with an old photo, she is driven to uncover family secrets and the secret to her own happiness, starting with an assignment to photograph an unknown, obscure wedding chapel back in Heart’s Bend.
Taylor begins a mission to convince Jimmy that the chapel is worth saving—and that forgiveness and healing might happen within the chapel’s walls . . . for both of them.
Heart’s Ben, Tennessee
Rachel Hauck is such an amazing storyteller!
This book begins in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee. Since I was born and raised in East Tennessee, I felt a kinship right from the start.
The Wedding Chapel follows several people… Colette and Jimmy; as well as Taylor and Jack. It moves back and forth in time (flashback) for two of the characters, relating how they thought their lives would be – and how they are living now.
Ms. Hauck portrays their different points of view, showing the two couples and how their lives re-connect in Hearts Bend, Tennessee, at the wedding chapel.
A wedding chapel that, ironically, has never hosted a wedding.
Don’t miss out on this wonderful, entertaining story.
God bless you!
Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt