Friday, October 10, 2008

Love Starts with Elle by Rachel Hauck - Blog Tour and more

A while back, you might remember my ranting and raving about Rachel Hauck's new series that includes book #1 Sweet Caroline and book #2 Love Starts With Elle. Well, I'm not in on this current blog tour, but I think that you should be informed about it! Go read reviews, watch the trailer, and enter to win a copy on various blogs.

The book is so worth it! And in case you missed it before, here are my review.

Love Starts with Elle Love Starts with Elle by Rachel Hauck

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
I do not know if I shall scream or cry or both. Love Starts with Elle is officially one of my favorite books of all time. It is by far my favorite book of contemporary Christian fiction. I enjoyed Sweet Caroline immensely, but it does not fully compare with the power and wonder of Elle. This is a sequel, but does stand alone on a firm foundation of Christ no less.

Elle is an artist, well in her heart. She mets Mr. Wonderful, who I did not like from page one, but he's so right. Until he's not, but really who is perfect? Well I did not see how in the world the plot could get her out of one situation or get her into another, but after reading the book in entirety I'm impressed. I cannot believe all that has happened. My goodness, our God is a mighty God.

Usually, I really do not like contemporary, because it's so real and harsh and there is just not enough "light". Rachel Hauck gives contemporary a good name. It is real, there is some harshness and full tears. But there is love and light beyond the darkness. The characters are so real, and I want to move to their town and lives near their lives. After Sweet Caroline I just could not see how the story could continue on in Elle's life, but it did and in such a neat way. I had my tears and my giggles. I got angry at people and frustrated when they did not head my suggestions. I cherish their joys and I cannot wait for more works to come from the wonder that I have found in Rachel's words on a page.

View all my reviews.

So, here's the dibs on the tour. Main page on Rachel's blog, click here. And then you can see all the links and dates for the various tour stops!

Have fun!!!

2 comments and creative thoughts:

SJ said...

Yes! I absolutely LOVED this book! It's definitely one of my favorites. I loved Sweet Caroline too, but I'm like you...Love Starts With Elle had so many different aspects to it, how could you not love it?!


CherryBlossomMJ said...

I went over and read your thoughts in your "ocean" *snickers*. Just love it. Agree fully, how could you not? Definitely the truth!

I cannot wait for more from Rachel, and I really need to read her other series that are out there too.

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