Review: A Brush with Love: A January Wedding Story by Rachel Hauck

A Brush With Love Don’t you just love this cover? I do! And as beautiful as the cover picture is, the story that unfolds in this novella is even more beautiful. It is the story of a woman who feels that she is less worthy than other women out there. She feels less beautiful, less important, and less deserving of anyone’s love.

Ginger is a very accomplished hair dresser who excels at making other women look their best. But, Ginger carries scars on the outside and on the inside that are keeping her from understanding her worth in God’s eyes. In fact, she questions whether there could even be a God, with the things that have happened to her in the past.

Tom is back in his hometown to start a church. Having dedicated his life to God, he must work to overcome town bias against his family. Another obstacle to overcome are the walls surrounding Ginger’s heart. Tom sees Ginger’s inner and outer beauty. Will he be able to convince her that both he and God find her beautiful?

The author did a superb job with this story. The characters were fully developed and I felt my heart ache for Ginger when she was treated as a second-class citizen at one point in the story. I also enjoyed seeing Tom step up and attempt to set things right. It highlighted his strong character.

I really enjoyed this novella, which is a part of the Year of Weddings 2 novella series.
(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this novella from the publisher, through Litfuse Publicity, in exchange for an honest review.

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A Brush With 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 she would never be one of the beautiful people.

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.



RITA finalist and award winning author Rachel Hauck writes from sunny central Florida.

With strong southern stories, she infuses faith and real life into the lives of her fictional characters.

Rachel loves to encourage new writers and is the book therapist for My Book Therapy and writing community founded by
Susan May Warren.

Rachel graduated from Ohio State University with a BA in Journalism. She’s and avid OSU football fan.

You can connect with Rachel on her website, Twitter and Facebook.


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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