For sixty 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 each rediscover the heartbeat of their own dreams as they learn that the love they long to hold is well worth waiting for.
I don’t really know how to rate this book. I was really looking forward to reading another book by Rachel Hauck. I feel let down. I didn’t really care for how it jumped around from character to character and years. I realize all this was important to know but somehow it just didn’t click for me. I liked all the characters. I would have liked more about Taylor and Jack. The farther I got in the book the better it got. I judge how good it is by whether I would consider rereading it. Sorry to say I will not be reading this book again. I will still look forward to reading books by Rachel Hauck. I have thoroughly enjoyed all her other books.
I received this book from the publisher for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.