Monday, January 05, 2015

A Brush With Love by Rachel Hauck

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.

"Hauck writes with an authenticity that is hard to find."
---Celebrity Cafe

"This is classic romance at its very best."
---Debbie Macomber - #1 NYT bestselling author  
"I have become the biggest Rachel Hauck fan! Not only from working with her in writing my books, but just reading her stand-alone novels! She is truly so smart, witty and seems to have a direct insight to human nature and our emotions. She knows the right things to say that always confirm what I'm feeling, and I'm sure many many others too!"
---Award-winning, multiplatium recording artist Sara Evans
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 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.

Here's my review of this enjoyable novella:

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Rachel Hauck and her publisher for sending me a copy of "A Brush With Love" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
In 'A Brush with Love' by Rachel Hauck, a first date that never happened 12 years ago is still not part of the past for Ginger and Tom.  In fact, there is a lot of past between them: scandal, physical and emotional scars, old feelings.  It seems that they might have a second chance at love.  But before Tom can woo Ginger to himself, he must let her fall in love with Jesus.

For such a short novella, this books packs in a lot of plot!  Rachel Hauck paints a beautiful picture of redemption with well molded characters and sweet words.  By the time you turn the last page, you will see true beauty through changed eyes.  This is a great read!

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