Friday, March 14, 2008

Sweet Caroline By Rachel Hauck. (A good one!)

Hello Readers of my Blog!
Here is yet another good book! Aren't you so glad I get mostly great or good books to review instead of bad ones? So when you read, more often than not, that I really enjoyed a book, it is because I did. I have had a really busy exhausting week, so I am not quite through reading this book! :0 However, since I never give away the endings I can still give this book a good review, and finish it up later tonight or tomorrow! :D
First of all I love the name Caroline. I guess I am partial to it. While I am a Carol, I have been called Caroline by teachers that just could never get their minds around my name and to this day call me Caroline! That part sort of tickles me about this book, reading the name Caroline repeatedly. Sweet Caroline was also a pretty good song. I really love the way this book is handling the issue of what is *the* right thing? How do we know when God is dumping the right thing into our lives? And, I have to add this apart from this book, often the gift God is sending us looks like nothing but a big sticky mess. I love the way Rachel Hauck has Caroline talking to both her head and her heart. Maybe it is a "Carol" thing, but I have often done a much similar thing in my life. I hope that you will read this book if you are looking for a good "sweet" read with lots of meaning.
Carol :)
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

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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