A lonely wedding chapel built as a tribute to lost love just might hold the long-awaited secret to hope and reconciliation.
For 60 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. Taylor 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 - and 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.
When Taylor takes a photography assignment in Heart's Bend, she is thrown back into her own past and encounters family secrets buried deep beneath the sands of time. And when Taylor and Coach's journeys collide, they both rediscover the heartbeats of their own dreams as they learn that the love they long to hold is well worth waiting for.
©2015 Rachel Hauck (P)2015 Zondervan
I don't easily give 5-star ratings, but I could give this one 6 stars! :) This book has everything that I love .... a Christian message, romance, drama, surprises, small towns. The only thing lacking in this book is pictures! I would love to see the wedding chapel. I highly recommend this book and offer many thanks to Rachel Hauck for bringing us this story! As for the narration, I liked the narrator's voice, but she didn't make changes for the characters. It was often hard to tell who was speaking. Also, for Peg and Collette, she should have used a British accent. After all, they were from England!
Good readers are important for an audible version. This story was fine, I would think, but was read without the art of story-telling. It is difficult to discern the shift from one character to the next, and there seemed to be some rush to "get it over with".
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