About The Wedding Shop:
A slip time novel set in the 1930s and present-day, The Wedding Shop is about two women separated by eight decades – both of whom set out to help other women make their dreams come true while their own have crumbled.
Cora Scott is loyal, driven, and a trailblazer. It’s the early 1930s – when women are expected to stay home raising their children – but times are slowly changing. Cora has inherited her great aunt’s wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, and is determined to keep it open, all while awaiting her true love’s return to make her his bride. But days turn into months and then years as she remains single. Meanwhile, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and tries to convince her he will not abandon her like the other men in her life.
Eighty years later, former Air Force Captain Haley Morgan returns home after serving in the military. Betrayed by the man she loves and grieving over the death of her best friend, Tammy, Haley feels lost. Honoring a pledge made to Tammy, Haley sets out to reopen the wedding shop where they played and dreamed as children.
“As Cora and Haley’s stories intertwine through time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love,” says Hauck.
“... a spellbinding tale of love and independence.” -- Booklist, starred review
“Hauck succeeds at blending similar themes across the time periods, grounding the plot twists in the main characters’ search for redemption and a reinvigoration of their wavering faith.” -- Publishers Weekly
“So full of heart and heartache and redemption, this book is one you’ll read long into the night, until the characters become your friends, and Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, your second hometown.” -- Beatriz Williams, New York Timesbestselling author
About Rachel Hauck:
Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Her book, The Wedding Chapel, was a 2016 Christy Award winner. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and a sassy cat, and writes from her ivory tower.
Q. What inspires your writing?
A. Life! I love seeing stories in every day lives, in the places I go and the people I meet.
Q. What is your favorite thing about being a writer?
A. Having written. Ha! I love the editing process. I love when the book is released and I hold a copy in my hands. So fulfilling.
Q. What is the toughest part of being a writer?
A. The solitude. Often wondering if anyone knows you're out there. And the insecurities that creep in.
Q. If you could not be writer, what would you do/be?
A. Oh wow... I've always wanted to be a writer. But, if I wasn't a writer, I'd want to coach a sport.
Q. What would the story of your life be entitled?
A. "See The Beauty And Goodness of God."
Q. What is your favorite book of all time?
A. The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Q. Which character from ANY book are you most like?
A. I'll have to go back to Laura Ingalls Wilder on that one. She was born a hundred years before me but when I read her stories, I could see myself in that Little House in the Big Woods, or On the Prairie.
Q. What character from all of your book are you most like?
A. I really related to
in Princess Ever
After. She did things I never did but wanted to do. I think she evolved from
the "dreamer" side of me. Regina
Q. What is your favorite season?
A. I live in
so I love the
fall, those first nips of cooler air. And the spring. There is nothing like the
spring in Florida .
Q. What inspired your book cover(s)? Or what is your favorite book cover and why?
A. I love the cover to Softly and Tenderly, a book I wrote with Sara Evans. It's such a striking,
beautiful cover. Great contrasts. And the image of a woman walking through a field just puts me at ease.
Q. Are you working on something new?
A. I just finished a book called The Writing Desk. I'm in rewrite mode so this is fun for me.
Q. Anything you want to say to followers of this blog or those that are just stopping by?
A. Thanks for stopping by! I do realize there are a lot of blogs and books out there trying to nab your attention. So I'm grateful to everyone who give my books or guest blogs a read. :)