Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck February 17, 2015

Filed under: Book Reviews,Tuesday Thoughts — Melissa Finnegan @ 5:19 pm
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a brush with love


Ginger Winters is a gifted hairstylist with scars no one can see. The last thing she expects from the New Year is a new chance at love.


Overcoming a childhood tragedy, Ginger emerges from the pain and trauma with a gift for bringing out the beauty in others. From the top big city salons to traveling the world as personal stylist to a country music sensation, success was almost enough to make Ginger forget she would never be one of the beautiful people.


that girl, forever on the outside looking in. But she needs her confidence this weekend. She’s the acclaimed “beauty-maker” for the Alabama society wedding of the decade.


When high-school crush Tom Wells Jr. also returns to town and shows up at her shop looking for a haircut, Ginger’s thinly veiled insecurities threaten to keep her locked away from love, Despite Tom’s best efforts, Ginger can’t forget how he disappeared on her twelve years ago and broke her heart. Can she ever trust him again?


When Tom challenges her to see her own beauty, Ginger must decide if she will remained chained to the past or move freely into a new, exciting future.

My thoughts:

I always enjoy Rachel’s books because she has so much depth to them. If you look beyond the words that are written you will find a gospel message.

This book was no exception.

Ginger struggles with her scars. She believes she must cover them up so no one else can see them and if people do see them they will reject her. She believes she could never be beautiful, that a happy-ever-after will never happen for her.

But Tom sees the truth. He sees beyond her scars into her heart and knows she is beautiful.

Isn’t this message so true of many of us? We hide our scars, our past, or we cling to them and allow them to define us, instead of using our scars for His glory. Remember Thomas didn’t believe it was Jesus until he saw the scars. Many people won’t see Jesus until we start sharing our scars with others.

Anyway, that is the underlying message I got out of the super quick read. If you are looking for a fast little romance I recommend this one.

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Grab your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Books-A-Million or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through in exchange for an honest review.


2 Responses to “A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck”

  1. lorlyn63 Says:

    Thanks for sharing about this book Melissa – I have never read any of Rachel’s books, but have saved a few to my TBR list and I will be adding this one also.

    Some of what you shared about this book about scars hits home and I agree, I think we all have a tendency to hide behind our scars and fear if we share them people will not like us. I think they may aid in who we become and may change us, hopefully for the better, but they are only a small part of who we really are. I agree that they can be a true source to help others who have experienced things in their life that has left scars. It always amazes me that out of our own brokenness God uses those broken pieces to touch others around us if we have the courage to lay them for others to see. He can make such “beautiful” things out all the pain and suffering we have endured. Thanks to Rachel for writing about that in this book and for your review! God’s blessings to you both!

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