Saturday, October 18, 2008

Love Starts With Elle

Rachel Hauck has done it again: written a book that could be just another Christian chick lit novel, but is so much more.

Elle is Caroline (of Sweet Caroline)'s friend, and the book opens with her engagement. She seems so happy, but there are warning bells pealing loudly all over the place, that Elle cannot (or chooses not to) hear.

In the meantime, Elle's house is being rented by Heath, who is a lonely single dad. When Elle finds herself unexpectedly homeless, she decides to stay in her loft while Heath lives in the house. This arrangement serves as a great chance for our gal Elle to do some soul-searching and praying.

(From Amazon:
Elle's living the dream-but is it her dream or his?

Elle loves life in Beaufort, South Carolina-lazy summer days on the sand bar, coastal bonfires, and dinners with friends sharing a lifetime of memories. And she's found her niche as the owner of a successful art gallery too. Life is good.

Then the dynamic pastor of her small town church sweeps her off her feet. She's never known a man like Jeremiah-one who breathes in confidence and exhales all doubt. When he proposes in the setting sunlight, Elle hands him her heart on a silver platter.

But Jeremiah's just accepted a large pastorate in a different state. If she's serious about their relationship, Elle will take "the call," too, leaving behind the people and place she loves so dearly. Elle's friendship with her new tenant, widower Heath McCord, and his young daughter make things even more complicated.

Is love transferrable across the miles? And can you take it with you when you go?

What I love about Rachel Hauck's books is that they're fun with substance. They have fun characters, with funny scenes, yet real-life struggles and faith lessons to learn.

This is another "I loved it" book from Pattie's reviews. Romantic Times may have given it four stars, but I give it five.

Here's a cute book trailer for the novel:

To order Rachel's book on Amazon, just click here or click on the cover above.

I have an autographed copy of this novel to give away to one lucky reader! To be eligible you must leave a comment (and live in the United States).


Yan said...

Oooo love to win! It sounds like an amazing read!


Judy said...

I have been really dying to read this! It is definitely on my to-read list. Count me in!

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Linda said...

Sounds great. =] Enter me please!

Amy said...

Please enter me as well! I've been following the book tour and it seems that the book is only greater raved review so far!

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Michelle- This One's for the Girls said...

Hi Pattie! Enter me too-- it sounds good!

Carole said...

I have wanted to read this book since it first came out and greatly appreciate your giveaway.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a good one! :)