Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Book Review ~ The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck ~ 12/16/15

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.

My Thoughts:
 This book is told from the perspective of four very different people and spans over decades.  At first, I didn't think I would like reading so many POV's and was afraid it would be hard to keep everything straight.  I was so wrong!
I ended up loving the different POV's!  I couldn't wait to read to get to the next person's story and then the next and the next and the next.
I can't decide if I like Taylor and Jack's story more or Jimmy and Colette's.  I guess I'll go with Jimmy and Colette.  Their love story was EPIC!
I loved the "secret" and the family dynamics that were so much at play for all the characters.
And the Wedding Chapel!  What do I say about the Wedding Chapel other than I wish I could see it in person.  It sounds absolutely beautiful.
Great book by a great author :)
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