Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Love Starts With Elle by Rachel Hauck

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Love Starts With Elle

(Thomas Nelson - July 8, 2008)


Rachel Hauck


Rachel Hauck is a forty-something, a child of the '60's, '70's, '80's, '90's and '00's, who roller skated through the '70's into the '80's with Farrah Fawcet hair and a three-speed orange Camero. She graduated from Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!) with a degree in Journalism.

After graduation, she hired on at Harris Publishing as a software trainer, determined to see the world. But, she's traveled to Ireland, Spain, Venezuela, Mexico, Australia, Canada and the U.S. from California to Maine.

Rachel met Tony, her husband, in '87, at church, of all places. They married in '92.
They don't have any children of their own, just lots of kids-in-the-Lord and they love them all. However, they do have two very spoiled dogs, and a very demanding cat.

With a little help from my friends, my first book was published in ' 04, Lambert's Pride, a romance novel. My current release is Sweet Caroline from Thomas Nelson. Romantic Times Book Club gave both books their highest rank of 4.5 stars, with Love Starts With Elle being honored as Top Pick!


Elle's living the dream-but is it her dream or his?

Elle loves life in Beaufort, South Carolina-lazy summer days on the sand bar, coastal bonfires, and dinners with friends sharing a lifetime of memories. And she's found her niche as the owner of a successful art gallery too. Life is good.

Then the dynamic pastor of her small town church sweeps her off her feet. She's never known a man like Jeremiah-one who breathes in confidence and exhales all doubt. When he proposes in the setting sunlight, Elle hands him her heart on a silver platter.

But Jeremiah's just accepted a large pastorate in a different state. If she's serious about their relationship, Elle will take "the call," too, leaving behind the people and place she loves so dearly. Elle's friendship with her new tenant, widower Heath McCord, and his young daughter make things even more complicated.

Is love transferrable across the miles? And can you take it with you when you go?

If you would like to read the first chapter, go HERE

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Posting Information

The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1595543384

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Rachel can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Come and visit the blogs on the tour:

Alexis at Ramblings From Life
Amber at A Fiction-Filled Life
Amy at Bow Of Bronze
Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at sprightly
Amy at My Life
Amy at Peek a boo ICU
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Savvy Mom
Betsy Ann at Betsy Ann "Writer at Large!"
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheri at Kudzu and Koolaid
Cheryl at Carolina Christian Writers
Christy at At Split Ends
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Deborah at Comfort Joy Designs
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Portrait Of A Writer
Heidi at Reviews by Heidi
Jackie at The Story Weaver
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jenn at Blessed is She…
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jenny at Jenny B. Jones
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jim B. at The Bedford Review
Joleen at timetotalk
Karen at Mommy of Three
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Katie at Christian Novels
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Kim at Rainy Day Diamonds
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Lacy at Novel Inspirations
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Leslie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Faith In Love
Lori at journey in grace
Lundie at Lundie's Life
Lynetta at Open Book
Lynnae at Lynnae's Bookshelf
Mandy at Mommy Cracked
Margaret at Creative Madness
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Mom's Mutterings
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Peg at Sips 'n Cups Cafeteria
Pepper at Great Christian Fiction
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rhonda at Whatever…
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Ryan at loves to read
Sally at Welcome To Sally Bradley.com
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Sonya at My Thousand Loves
Stacy at Vader's Mom
Stephanie at Punkin' Press
Sunny at Life In The Estrogen Sea
Susan at Scribbles by Susan May Warren
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tami at Tree Swing Reading
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Tricia at It's Real Life


Amy Wallace said...

Guess I'm up waaayyy too late! But I'm posted with Rachel's information and enjoying Love Starts with Elle!

Rulan said...

Mine is up.

Jenny said...

Mine's up - pinged too!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Review is up. Absolute new favorite book! This one is never leaving my shelves.


Sean said...

I'm up at http://seanslaglebookmarkcafe.blogspot.com/

Michelle Sutton said...

I'm up. No book yet.


Rel said...

Up down under - no book either but will be posting an interview with Rachel next week, hopefully my review and a signed giveaway!

David Meigs said...


Ausjenny said...

posted but still no book.

L. Diane Wolfe said...


Christy LaShea said...

I posted but no review yet. Just got the book this week. Sorry! I'll post the review asap!!

loves to read said...

posted with review

Pam said...

Posted at http://daysongreflections.com with a review.

Delia said...

Mine's up.

Pam said...

Mine's up.

Karen said...

Mine is up at: http://momofajl.blogspot.com/2008/07/book-review-when-cfba-presents-love.html

Just got the book yesterday, and stayed up way too late devouring it. But, as always, her books do not disappoint....aside from the far fetched notion that Florida State should win over Florida in football, LOL;)

On a more serious note, this was a great story, with an even better lesson to be reminded of.

Tracy Ruckman said...

Mine's up. I LOVED this book!!!

Marci said...

My post is up. :)Marci

Deena said...

Posted, Reviewed, and Pinged:-)

Lundie said...

Posted & Reviewed - have to figure out what you mean by "pinged". :)

Review is HERE

Lynetta said...

Posted with review. LOVED this book! Rachel Hauck is definitely one of my new faves.

Cara Putman said...

Mine's up now for tomorrow with a review. Wow! Great book.

Courtney said...


Erica Vetsch said...


Jackie Castle said...

My post is up, but my website is different than what's listed on the links. please go to www.jackiecastle.blogspot.com to see the post.

Jasmine said...

I have posted. No review since I just got the book today!

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

LInda K. said...

posted, reviewed, and pinged.
I didn't love this book so much. Glad others did.


Jim Thompson said...

Another review hits cyber-space!

Rhonda said...

My post is up from the hotel lobby of the Days Inn in Syracuse - Exit 35 off I-90. That's a long way from home for this Georgia girl! Somebody let me know if I need to do anything else or fix anything.

Note to self - Don't be an idiot and start something new that has a deadline when you have a trip planned up the entire east coast of the USA. Dimwit! :o)

Deborah said...

mine's up

carla stewart said...

I've posted. Just got the book.

storyline said...


Margie Vawter said...


Jennifer AlLee said...

Mine is scheduled to post tomorrow morning - July 4th - at 5AM. Has review and giveaway.

Have a great holiday, y'all!


Ruth said...


Mocha with Linda said...

Posted with a review. Trying to ping but Technorati isn't cooperating!

Georgiana said...

Mine is scheduled for the morning. I'd really hoped to read it in time to review for the tour, but alas, it just arrived yesterday and I read slow =P

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

Mine's slated to go live on the 4th. I'm off 'work' tomorrow, so I'm getting it done early. Praise God for Blogger's scheduled postings. I'd be lost without that feature!

Also featuring a 5-question interview with Rachel AND a book giveaway.

Drop by and check them out.


April Erwin said...

mine's up at projectinga.blogspot.com

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Mine's up. Just got the book today so no review--yet. But I will be doing one as soon as I've read it.


Sonya said...

Got the book a few days ago. I'm currently reading it. I've posted the blog tour and will do a full review once I've completed the book.

Kelly Klepfer said...

Posted and reviewed at the dregs. Also posted at Novel Reviews.

Happy 4th, everyone.

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...

Happy 4th Kelly. Posted. Just got the book yesterday.

Pepper Basham said...

Posted and reviewed. Great story!

Amy said...

Posted and reviewed, really loved this one!


Janna said...

Love, love, loved this book - up with a review!

Camy Tang said...

Aack! Sorry I'm late. I put the wrong date when I scheduled it to post on my blog!

Deena said...

Done, with a review:-)

Alexis Jacobs said...

I'm up! Sorry so late. was on vacation for 2 weeks.

Tami said...

So sorry I am late! My review is up with a giveaway.

Jenny B. Jones said...

I'm a loser. Are we supposed to post that we posted? My stuff is up w/a review.


carla stewart said...

My review is up at Carla's Writing Cafe . . . a little late, but the blog post went up on time. Terrific book.