Monday, November 23, 2015
Review: The Wedding Chapel by:Rachel Hauck
About the Book:
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.
Jimmy “Coach” Westbrook never thought he would ever meet to one, the woman of his dreams. But that all changes when he sees a picture of Collette Greer. Her beauty was unlike anything he had ever seen before. And meeting her, he knows that she is the woman of her dreams. Soon he begins to build a chapel for him and Collette to get married in. But all to soon his fantasy is destroyed, when she leaves abruptly with only a note telling of her disappearance.
Photographer Taylor Branson was so in love with Jack Forester when he proposed. Getting married seemed to be an amazing and wonderful idea. But after only six months of marriage, things aren’t looking so hot. Taylor wishes for Jack to show his affection but something inside Jack wont allow it. Taylor takes a photography assignment in her hometown of Heart’s Bend, in hopes of helping further her business. But arriving there and seeing a chapel in the woods, Taylor is thrown into an exciting adventure full of love and heart break.
Meanwhile, Jack is trying to overcome his anxieties and show Taylor how much he truly cares for her. And hopefully he can show her before it’s to late.
The Wedding Chapel is a wonderful novel full of both love and pain. This book shows you both sides of every story. How pain and loss can soon lead to the ultimate healing. This was a wonderful read by one of my favorite authors. I enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to see what this author writes next.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.