The Wedding Dress Christmas by Rachel Hauck – Book Review, Preview

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The Wedding Dress Christmas by Rachel Hauck - Book Review, Preview

The Wedding Dress Christmas by Rachel Hauck – Book Review, Preview

The Wedding Dress Christmas

by Rachel Hauck


Published by Hauck House
Publication Date October 22, 2019
Genres: Christmas, Clean Romance
Setting: Tennessee Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 150

Synopsis:

December comes to quaint Hearts Bend, Tennessee, with a blanket of white and the glitter of Christmas lights.

For JoJo Castle there is no place like home. Her onetime love of adventure ended when her life in the big city came crashing down. Now that she’s home, she never wants to leave again.

Country music sensation Buck Mathews has charmed the world with his smile and his music. However, news of his mother’s illness brought him home to Hearts Bend for the holiday season.

Working with her cousin Haley in The Wedding Shop, JoJo has no aspirations of love. But when her high school crush returns to town, her buried feelings surface.

Busy with his career, Buck hasn’t had time for family and friends, much less love. Seeing JoJo in The Wedding Shop reminds him there are things more important than his career.

But JoJo and Buck have opposing life goals, and there’s no middle ground. Can love, especially the kind that touches hearts at Christmas, overcome her fears and his quest for greatness?

With the help of a very special wedding dress, there just might a Christmas miracle.

I would like to thank Celebrate Lit, Netgalley for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.


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I really liked Buck. Though he was a famous country music star, he was down-to-earth and didn’t seek attention. He loved his family and his hometown. His persistence in wooing Jojo was sweet!

Poor Jojo had been hurt and lived a life of fear. She expected bad things and was determined that she would never fall in love or get married. Everyone in her town loved and respected her, and she loved and respected them.

I enjoyed reading about the process of songwriting, especially as it involved collaboration between Buck and his mother.

The relationship between Buck and Jojo was fun to watch, and the way he attempted to win her heart was lovely. There were some faith elements here that were great but instead of showing that Jojo’s healing and learning to trust came from the Lord, it was clearly attributed to an object – though there was an attempt to insinuate the object had been given that power from the Lord.

 

From Rachel

Hello Royal Rockstar Readers!

I’m thrilled to share The Wedding Dress Christmas with you. I’ve heard from so many how much The Wedding Dress has touched them, and as I noodled over new story ideas, my thoughts drifted toward the wedding dress and Christmas. What’s more romantic than a Christmas wedding?

This novella is set in Hearts Bend, Tennessee, the fictional town of The Wedding Chapel and The Wedding Shop. Even if you’ve never read one of books in The Wedding Collection, you’ll enjoy this story, the mystery of the dress, and the women whose lives it changed.

I love weddings. They remind us of the purity and the hope of love, the power of commitment. Something powerful is released when two people pledge to spend their lives together, loving and serving one another in both good and bad times. Every wedding I attend reminds me of the vows I made to my husband and I sign up all over again.

Stories are a powerful reflection of life. Yes, fictional stories are often told with wild hyperbole, but that’s what makes them fun to read.

I also love wedding stories because they remind us of God’s love for us, and that one day there will be the grandest wedding of them all. Isn’t it wonderful that God planned a wedding before He created the earth?

In The Wedding Dress Christmas, JoJo and Buck have their issues, but love proves strong enough to conquer them all.

Thanks for going on this little tour with me and The Wedding Dress Christmas.

Yours,

Rachel

Rachel's The Wedding Dress Christmas Pinterest Board

(click here to go directly to the board on Pinterest)
  • Stand in Your Love | Bethel | Worship music lyrics | My fear doesn't stand a chance when I stand in your love #musicquotes #music #quotes #truths
  • Owner of Ella's Diner
  • Buck's mom
  • Buck Matthews
  • a dress from Haley's wedding shop
  • JoJo's booties
  • Beauty ready for a Christmas ride
  • diner in Hearts Bend
  • "We'll have a white Christmas."
  • Daughter of Delight || there is no fear in love. 1 John 4:18 #shedelights #Jesus
  • the purple shirt
  • Hearts Bend getting dressed up for Christmas
  • JoJo and her custom-made, vintage-looking ring
  • December comes to quaint Hearts Bend, Tennessee, with a blanket of white and the glitter of Christmas lights.  For JoJo Castle there is no place like home and she never wants to leave.  Country music sensation Buck Mathews has charmed the world with his smile and his music, but had little time for family and friends.  JoJo and Buck fall in love but have opposing life goals, and there’s no middle ground.  With the help of a very special wedding dress, there just might be a Christmas miracle.

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Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away a print copy of the book and a Visa gift card for $25. Swag!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/f1fe/the-wedding-dress-christmas-celebration-tour-giveaway

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About Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck is an award winning, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

Her book The Wedding Dress was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times. She is a double RITA finalist, a Christy and Carol Award Winner.

Rachel sits on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers, and is the comical sidekick to Susan May Warren at the amazing My Book Therapy. She is a worship leader and speaker.

A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, Rachel is a devoted Ohio State football fan. She lives in sunny central Florida with her husband and ornery cat.

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