23 June 2016

Giveaway and Audiobook Review of The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck


Premise: A lonely wedding chapel built as a tribute to lost love just might hold the long-awaited secret to hope and reconciliation.
Will History Repeat Itself?
Rachel Hauck has really hit her stride with this lovely audiobook. The narrator wasn't quite right, she failed on the British accents, but the story overcame those issues! 
At the center of this story is a sixty year old wedding chapel, hidden on an elderly former coach's property.  While I loved the dual stories (I am not a contemporary fiction fan but I love Rachel's stories) with a romance from sixty years earlier between an English immigrant, Collette, and a football player, Jimmy, plus a modern day photographer, Taylor,  impulsively married to a rising star adman, Jack, with heavy childhood baggage he's failed to overcome. We are also treated to the historical heroine's romance moving to modern times, when she is in her early 80s and newly retired from her famous career as a soap opera star. Rachel Hauck does a great job of painting out Collette Greer's toxic (super toxic!) sister in gradual strokes. 
When all the players end up back in Heart’s Bend, all the secrets come barreling out! You have to wait through the story and one I had guessed but the other not, so that was an interesting twist.  I have to say, with twenty-five years as a psychologist, that without God, the outcome for the young couple would not have occurred.  
A super satisfying ending, which all readers want, will give the reader double enjoyment!!! Highly recommend!

A deep and multi-layered plot!

Bibliotherapy elements: Deception, toxic relationships, lost love, second chances, marital issues, abused/abandoned child and impact on life, adoption, and so many more! This is a bibliotherapy delight with lots of emotional impact!


The Wedding Chapel can be purchased on Amazon 

Barnes and Noble
and more!

Giveaway: We're giving away a paperback copy this week to one of the responders to our Rachel Hauch posts! 

40 comments:

  1. Thank you for your wonderful review, CARRIE! As you know illness has prevented me from reading much lately, but I do have this book and I'm so looking forward to reading it. Especially now that I have read your great review!

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    1. Praying you are feeling better soon, Diana! Thanks for your kind words!

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  2. Great review. Book sounds like a great read. Like the fact that the story involves two love stories over a period of time. Looking forward to reading.

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    1. You will love this book, Dianne! The Wedding Chapel would make a great movie!

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  3. Great review. Book sounds like a great read. Like the fact that the story involves two love stories over a period of time. Looking forward to reading.

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  4. I have this on my to read list. Rachael writes a good story!

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    1. This is especially well crafted, LG! The Wedding Chapel is full of twists and turns!

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  5. Thanks for a great review. Two love stories set in two different time periods suggest a great book!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Connie! I think it is pretty hard to write a dual timeline story like Rachel Hauck did with The Wedding Chapel, but she sure has the talent to do it!

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  6. Great review! Great book! Becky Smith lelandandbeckyATreaganDOTcom

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    1. Thanks, Becky! I agree that The Wedding Chapel is a great book! So do the Christy judges!!!

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  7. Thank you for the review. This sounds like a really good book, and the cover is beautiful.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. That cover is lovely, Susan. But what is between the covers that is even better for The Wedding Chapel!

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  8. CARRIE, thank you for the beautiful review! The Wedding Chapel sounds like exquisite! The cover is gorgeous! I have this book on my MUST read list.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. You need to get reading this book, Caryl, as you will love The Wedding Chapel! Blessings!

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  9. I would love to read this book, it sounds so interesting and the cover is breathtaking.

    1savedfamily@gmail.com

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    1. Kelly, whether you win or not, you want to read The Wedding Chapel!

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  10. I would love this book. The story sounds like a winner.
    Marilyn

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    1. Yes, Marilyn, The Wedding Chapel is a winner for sure. And also a Christy Awards finalist!!!

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  11. I'm going to enjoy this.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  12. Great review, Carrie. I think I would enjoy this book. Thanks for the giveaway :).
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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  13. I have enjoyed several of Rachel's books, so her books now always go on my "want to read" list. Thanks for the chance to win The Wedding Chapel.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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  14. Beautiful book, beautiful cover, beautiful author! Thank you!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  15. Dual love stories, secrets and twists, and written by Rachel... Sounds pretty awesome to me, Carrie! Thanks for your intriguing review! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Noela! Not quite as stellar as your reviews, but that's ok! Blessings and hugs Aussie Angel!

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  16. Carrie, I would love to win this book and put it in the Church Library in Honor of Sabrina F. She loves Rachel's books.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Great review Carrie!
    I always enjoy reading Rachel Hauck's books and this one sounds very interesting.I have it on my very long TBR list.
    Blessings,Tina

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  18. Awesome review. Don't bother entering my name, I gotta get me a copy now!!! *smiling*

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    1. I bet you are smiling after reading this great story, Deb!!!

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  19. Love deep, multi-layered plots and lots of bibliotherapy elements so 'The Wedding Chapel' is a must read for me, Carrie - thanks for your wonderful review!!

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  20. Great review Carrie! I've heard great things about Rachel's books and this is no exception. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. I still haven't had a chance to read any of Rachel's books, but this one sounds so exciting! I appreciate your detailed review. I'm definitely hooked!

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  22. Thank you for a wonderful review Carrie. This sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you for the chance to have an opportunity to read one of her books.
    wendyshoults(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hey Wendy, I wish you the best! Thanks for your kind words!

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  23. Thanks for the review, Carrie! This book sounds intriguing. I've had it on my TBR book list, so I'm excited for the opportunity of this giveaway!!!

    ~Alison

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. This is a great book, Alison, I am sure you'd enjoy The Wedding Chapel!

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