The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck
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. She 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—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.
Taking a photography assignment in Heart’s Bend, Taylor is thrown back into a past of family secrets buried deep beneath the sands of time. 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 the wait.
Photographer Taylor Branson left her hometown of Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, for the bright lights of the big city of New York. She elopes with Jack Forester, an old friend from Heart’s Bend who is now an ad executive in New York, too. Both Taylor and Jack have wounded spirits due to family dysfunction.
Taylor and Jack are struggling in their marriage when Taylor acquires a photo shoot job back in Heart’s Bend. Her assignment is to photograph a wedding chapel that even the residents of Heart’s Bend didn’t know existed.
In its 60 years of existence, the beautiful chapel, lovingly built by hand, never saw a wedding. Its creator, Jimmy “Coach” Westbrook, turned it into a memorial to a time and a love he lost all those years ago.
Rachel Hauck has done a great job of weaving a tale from the 1950’s to modern day. The Wedding Chapel is a story of pain, loss, heartbreak and betrayal, but ultimately a tale of forgiveness and love.
The Wedding Chapel is a little more real and raw than most Christian novels. Some passages may be difficult for a few readers. However, the story is one of forgiveness, redemption and love, making it a worthwhile book to read.
I received this book from Litfuse and TNZ in exchange for an honest review.
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Is sixty years too long to wait for love? Two stories of romance, one in 1949 and one in the modern day, meet in Rachel Hauck’s The Wedding Chapel. When Taylor Branson 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 Jimmy “Coach” Westbrook’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.
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