A Brush with Love: A January Wedding Story (A Year of Weddings Novella Book 2) - Rachel Hauck

3 Stars

Revealing the beauty in other women might be Ginger Winters’s specialty—but it will take an unexpected kind of love to help Ginger see the beauty in herself.
Ginger Winters drapes her hair over her right shoulder and adjusts the scarf around her neck to cover her scarred, withered skin. She’s had the scars since she was twelve, but she’ll never get used to the ugliness.
The fire changed Ginger’s life, but out of the pain and humiliation of her own disfigurement, one quality unexpectedly emerged: a gift for bringing out the beauty in other women. In a twelve-year ascent from top salon jobs in New York, Atlanta, and Nashville, Ginger traveled the world as personal stylist to country music sensation Tracie Blue. The success was almost enough to make her forget her own appearance.
Almost. Now that she’s opened her own salon in Rosebud after a dozen years away, the truth is staring Ginger in the face again: she’s still that girl, ugly and scarred, forever on the outside looking in. And this weekend she’ll be looking in as “beauty-maker” for the Alabama society wedding of the decade.
But when high-school crush Tom Wells shows up looking for a haircut, Ginger’s thinly veiled insecurities threaten to keep her from love once again . . . despite Tom’s best efforts. Can this professional beauty-maker manage to recognize the beauty in herself, or are some scars too deep to powder over?

RITA Finalist and Carol Award winner Rachel Hauck was recently chosen by Family Fiction readers as one of the top five romance authors in CBA. She has written more than fifteen novels, including the acclaimed Songbird novels with multi-platinum country singer Sara Evans. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband, and writes from her ivory tower (her office really is in a tower—and it’s painted ivory!).

This was a cute story with a good story line - it just won't go down as my favorite.
There was good character development, I just didn't really like or connect with the them. I am also not into the whole "feel sorry for me" theme, and there was a lot of that. I like strong women in stories and she was not strong at all. I think it was suppose to get to your emotions but I just didn't feel it.
All that being said - I did still enjoy it! It is a worth while read. Especially if you like stories about people overcoming their fears and low self-esteem.

Rachel is a great author! I have enjoyed her books in the past as I am sure I will again!

Thank you "BookLook Bloggers" for sending me this book for my honest review.

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  1. I enjoyed it too, but it's not a keeper. For some reason, I just don't LOVE Rachel Hauck's books.


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