Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Brush With Love - A Year of Weddings Novella - by Rachel Hauck

About the book:

Ginger Winters is a gifted hairstylist with scars no one can see. The last thing she expects from the New Year is a new chance at love.

Overcoming a childhood tragedy, Ginger emerges from the pain and trauma with a gift for bringing out the beauty in others. From the top big city salons to traveling the world as personal stylist to a country music sensation, success was almost enough to make Ginger forget her she would never be one of the beautiful people.

Almost. Now that she's back home in Rosebud, Alabama and running her own salon, the truth remains: Ginger is still that girl, forever on the outside looking in. But she needs her confidence this weekend. She's the acclaimed "beauty-maker" for the Alabama society wedding of the decade.

When high-school crush Tom Wells Jr. also returns to town and shows up at her shop looking for a haircut, Ginger's thinly veiled insecurities threaten to keep her locked away from love, Despite Tom's best efforts, Ginger can't forget how he disappeared on her twelve years ago and broke her heart. Can she ever trust him again?

When Tom challenges her to see her own beauty, Ginger must decide if she will remained chained to the past or move freely into a new, exciting future.

My review:

I really enjoyed this well-written story about seeing yourself as Jesus sees you.  I really felt for Ginger and the rejection she felt because of her scars.  She actually had physical scars from a fire that she covered with scarves, so I think the book description is a little misleading.  Tom was such an amazing man of God!  To not only see past the scars to who she really was, but to show her God's love so she comes to Christ rather than putting his own feelings first was wonderful to see.  There were tears in my eyes at different parts of this story, especially the ending.  This story was truly beautiful.  I highly recommend it if you like romance or need a reminder about how much Jesus loves you!

I received a free kindle copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

This is only available as an e-book or an audio.

 Meet the Author
Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as The Wedding Dress, Love Starts with Elle, and Once Upon A Prince.

She also penned the Songbird Novels with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Booklist named their novel, Softly and Tenderly, one of 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals.

A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, Rachel worked in the corporate software world before planting her backside in an uncomfortable chair to write full-time in 2004.

She serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and leads worship at their annual conference. She is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker.

Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pets, and writes from her two-story tower in an exceedingly more comfy chair. She is a huge Buckeyes football fan.

Find Rachel online: website, Facebook, Twitter 

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