Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Love Starts with Elle

Author: Rachel Hauck
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
July 2008
ISBN: 978-1-59554-338-7
Genre: Inspirational/ contemporary romance

Elle Garvey loves her life in Beaufort, South Carolina. She owns a successful art gallery, and is engaged to be married to the dynamic pastor of her church, Jeremiah. When Jeremiah accepts a position at a huge church in Dallas, Texas, Elle is prepared to sell her gallery and follow him to the ends of the earth, if necessary.

But things go wrong from almost the beginning. First, the tenant she rents her house to arrives a month early, with a sick daughter in tow. Elle can’t move in with Jeremiah before the wedding, but she doesn’t want to kick her new tenant, Heath McCord, out in the cold either. And as she gets to know him and his four year old daughter, Tracey-Love, she isn’t really sure she wants to leave South Carolina after all.

But Jeremiah is waiting on her to join him for their upcoming marriage—and Elle is a woman of her word. Is love transferable across the miles?

LOVE STARTS WITH ELLE started slow and I was starting to get frustrated with the story a bit. I read this in the hospital when I was recovering from surgery and it seemed Elle’s problems were so trivial. However, as I kept reading, the faith message in this book really reached out and touched me—a strong message from God that I needed to hear. I’m so glad that God brought this book into my life when He did.

Once I got past the beginning of the book, I enjoyed getting to know Elle and her friends. This is a sequel to Sweet Caroline, but it is not necessary to read these books in order. The reader will want to read Sweet Caroline though to find out the story of that romance as it is alluded to in LOVE STARTS WITH ELLE. Don’t miss this romance. It is sure to minister to you in ways that most romances don’t. $14.99. 328 pages.

Please visit this fun book trailer video -- Here is the embed code:

Also, you can win a copy of the book by leaving a comment on Rachel’s blog tour post, here: http://www.rachelhauck.com/2008/10/love-starts-with-elle-blog-tour.html

About Rachel: Rachel Hauck is the author of ten, going on eleven novels, and has recently become an "acclaimed" author. (Yeah, funny how that happened. Some dude found her lottery stub stuck to the bottom of his shoe and tried to "acclaim" her. But her husband refused to pay out.)
Since then, she's gone on to become a best selling author of Sweet Caroline.
Living in central Florida with her husband of sixteen and a half years, one sweet little dog and one ornery cat, Rachel is a graduate of Ohio State University and a huge Buckeye football fan. One day she hopes to stand on the sidelines next to Coach Tressel as a famed, acclaimed best selling OSU alumni, beloved for her work in literature and letters. (She's written at least a couple hundred letters in her life time.)
Her current release, Love Starts With Elle (July 2008, Thomas Nelson) is set in the South Carolina lowcountry, and earned 4.5 Stars and Top Pick from Romantic Times Book Club.
Look for her next release next spring, The Sweet By and By, the first book in the Born To Fly series with award winning country artist, Sara Evans.
Of the writing journey, Rachel says, "I'm humbled by the amazing things God is doing in my life. I love what I do, and am so privileged to work with Thomas Nelson fiction and am excited to see what God has in store for all of His authors and writers. Just keep praying and writing!"
Visit her blog and website at http://www.rachelhauck.com

Buy the book Link: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Starts-Elle-Rachel-Hauck/dp/1595543384?&camp=212361&creative=383841&linkCode=wss&tag=sprightly-20

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