Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sweet Caroline by Rachel Hauck


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Sweet Caroline
(Thomas Nelson February 12, 2008

by

Rachel Hauck


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

I graduated from Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!) with a degree in Journalism. As a member of Phi Mu sorority, I partied my way though the last few years of college.

But, the truth is, and always will be, I belong to Jesus. At the age of six, I knelt at the altar of a Tulsa Methodist church and gave my life to the One who loves me.

After graduation, hired on at Harris Publishing as a software trainer, determined to see the world. And I did it without a laptop, a cell phone, an IPod or portable DVD player. Those were hard times.

But, I traveled to Ireland, Spain, Venezuela, Mexico, Australia, Canada and the U.S. from California to Maine. But, life on the road is difficult. Working twelve to fourteen hour days, one doesn't get to see many of the sites. In Ireland, our company's distributor drove me around at night so I could see something of Dublin.

I met Tony, my husband, in '87, at church, of all places. We got married in '92. Tony has been a pastor for twenty years. I've worked with him in eighteen of those twenty. Our heart is to see teens and adults passionate, radical and whole hearted for Jesus.

Tony and I don't have any children of our own, lots of kids-in-the-Lord and we love them all. However, we do have a very spoiled dog, and an even more spoiled cat.

I've always wanted to be a writer. My dad used to tell me, "You're a writer." I have letters he wrote me post college, exhorting me to write. In this, I believe he had the heart of God.

In '93, I started an epic WW2 novel with two plots. It was well rejected. After that ordeal, I took a break and put efforts into my job as a software project manager. But, I missed writing and in late ' 99, I took up the craft again.

With a little help from my friends, my first book was published in ' 04, Lambert's Pride, a romance novel. I love writing chick lit and romance. I love writing. What an honor.

Rachel has several other books that have been received with great praise, including Diva Nash Vegas and Lost In Nash Vegas

You can purchase copies of Rachel's books, signed personally for you,
at this site: Signed by the Author.com

ABOUT THE BOOK

When a Southern waitress inherits the Lowcountry cafe where she works, she suddenly has to balance more than just her next food order.

Caroline Sweeney has always done the right thing--the responsible, dependable thing--unlike her mother who abandoned her family. But when her best friend challenges her to accept an exciting job adventure in Barcelona, Spain, Caroline says "yes" to destiny.

Then, without warning, ownership of the run-down cafe where she's been waitressing falls right into Caroline's lap. While she's trying to determine the cafe's future, handsome Deputy Sherriff J.D. Rand captures Caroline's heart.

But when her first love, Mitch O'Neal, comes back to town, fresh from the heat of his newly-found fame as a country music singer in Nashville, Caroline must make some hard choices about love and the pursuit of the sweet life.



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Posting Information


The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1595543376

Author's picture is:



The book cover photo is:

Rachel can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

43 comments:

Deborah said...

mine's up!

Cara Putman said...

I'm up with my review on this great book. Two very good, very different books in the same week!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

up

Georgiana said...

I'm up =)

Deena said...

I came, I read, I blogged.

Now, I'm off to ping...oh, and there's a giveaway:-)

Jenny said...

Posted and pinged!

David Meigs said...

Posted!

Ausjenny said...

up and posted with a interview.

Rel said...

Up down under...review later tonight!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Posted!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

mine is up:

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2008/03/cfba-blog-tour-sweet-caroline-by-rachel.html

Kim said...

I'm posted with a review and pinged! Terrific book!

Kim
http://berlysue.blogspot.com

brandy bruce said...

Mine's up with an interview!

www.brandyreneebruce.wordpress.com

M. C. Pearson said...

Posted at Mimi's Pixie Corner

ReviewsbyHeidi said...

Mine's up~ another good book!

Prairierose said...

Posted

http://www.quiettimewithcarolyn.com/Serenity/2008/03/12/blog-tour-sweet-caroline/

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at www.ProjectingA.blogspot.com

LaShaunda said...

Mine's up

ForstRose said...

Posted at Bibliophile's Retreat

Melissa

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

Mine will appear as soon as the hosting company process the domain renewal. Was told it should be today. (sigh)

But, review is there along with a giveaway! Come enter for your chance to win!

www.ambermiller.com

Gretchen said...

Posted! Why did I not request this one?! I loved Diva Nash Vegas, ah well.

Jasmine said...

Mine's Up!

Leah said...

My link is up!

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up!

Erica Vetsch said...

Mine's up.

Amy Wallace said...

I'm posted!

Michelle said...

I'm now up!

http://edgyinspirationalauthor.blogspot.com

Susan Stitch said...

Posted at http://hisreadinglist.blogspot.com

Lynnae said...

Posted at http://lynnaesbookshelf.com/

Cee Cee said...

Posted.

loves to read said...

posted

Janna said...

I'm up with an interview and a giveaway - I just loved this book!

Janna
http://www.cornhuskeracademy.blogspot.com

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Mine's up. See the right sidebar

Ruth said...

Posted.

Winter Peck said...

I'm up with a review.

http://elasah.com/rodeosuspense/?p=392

Amy said...

posted, but a review will be next week!

Christy LaShea said...

posted and my review will come later, enjoying it so far, though!

Courtney said...

Posted at http://amomspeaks.com

Pepper Basham said...

I'm up! Whew, that book was heart-wrenchingly good

Margie Vawter said...

Posted, but no review . . . I'm sooo behind!

Dandelion Momma-Janis said...

Post is up at The Nearsighted Bookworm! Thank you!

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

Brittanie said...

Posted.