‘One Fine Day’ (A Hearts Bend Novel) by Rachel Hauck and Carrie Padgett

About The Book:
She stopped by the railing, one hand at her neck, feeling her pulse race. Sam came up behind her, touched her elbow. She turned to him. “Don’t you know, the men I love die? Daddy, Jean-Marc—”
“Come on, you don’t really believe that, do you?”
“It’s the reality.”
“Well then.” He leaned over her shoulder and whispered in her ear, his words settling like a warm blanket on her cold, stale soul. “I’ll take my chances, Chloe LaRue.”

“A heart-warming romance, One Fine Day is a great way to spend a day and tease your sweet tooth. Now I need to head to my local bakery!” T. I. Lowe, bestselling author of Under the Magnolias

All she wants is a fresh start…

Chloe Beason LaRue left Hearts Bend after high school, determined to never look back. She shed her unrequited crush on Sam Hardy, moved to Paris, went to pastry school, found a good job, fell in love, and got married. She was happy in France. Then her husband tragically died. Now, Chloe just wants to move forward…but when her mom’s health is in jeopardy, Chloe heads right back to Hearts Bend where she’s hired as head baker for Haven’s, the premier bakery in town. She has no idea that moving home will push her right into the arms of the man who broke her heart.
He’s not looking to fall in love…

Nashville Titans quarterback Sam Hardy has too many broken memories in Hearts Bend to Return. But when he’s sidelined by an injury, he desperately needs to invest in something to safeguard his future. Haven’s Bakery is up for sale—and his business partner believes the deal is too good to pass up. He has no idea that the owners have hired the one girl he can’t seem to forget…and the last thing he expects is to be her boss.
But it’s a recipe for romance…

Back in Hearts Bend for the first time in ten years and thrown together at Haven’s Bakery, Chloe and Sam have a second chance at first love. Indeed, the more time Sam spends selling pastries, the more he sees a new future. But when Paris beckons Chloe back, where does her heart belong? Can they find the recipe for leaving regrets behind and start something new?
Escape to Hearts Bend for a sweet story of romance, faith, and an unexpected happy ending.
Want more of Hearts Bend?
Hearts Bend Collection
Book1: One Fine Day
Book 2: You’ll be Mine (coming soon)
Books set in Hearts Bend by Rachel Hauck
The Wedding Collection
The Wedding Dress
The Wedding Chapel
The Wedding Shop
The Wedding Dress Christmas

True Blue Royal
Book 2: To Save a King

About Rachel Hauck
Rachel Hauck is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.
She is a Christy Award Winner and a double RITA finalist. Her book The Wedding Dress was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times Book Club. She is the recipient of RT’s Career Achievement Award.
Her book, Once Upon A Prince, was filmed for an original Hallmark movie. The Wedding Dress, The Wedding Shop and A March Bride have all been optioned for film.
She’s been acclaimed for her split time novels and royal romances.
A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, and a former sorority girl, Rachel and her husband live in central Florida. She is a huge Buckeyes football fan.
Hauck recently learned how to hard boil an egg. She’s quite proud.
Visit her at http://www.rachelhauck.com or http://www.facebook.com/rachelhauck

About Carrie Padgett
Carrie Padgett has lived in northern, central, and southern California and declares them all wonderful places. She writes small town contemporary fiction with romance. She believes in families, fun, and happily ever after. She and her husband live in Central California with their cat and dog and within driving distance of their grand-children.

My Rating: 4 Stars!
‘I’m not sure I can take the leap to trusting God, just like that. I’ve never felt God with me.’

I’ve long enjoyed Rachel Hauck’s books, so when I heard Sunrise Publishing was pairing her with a new author, Carrie Padgett, to take a trip back to Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, I was very excited to read the books. This first one in the series was so good!

Chloe and Sam’s story was just so special. They’ve known each other all their lives and then meet up again after 15 years. Both have wrestled with situations in their past and have let fears from that crowd into their present. And, if they don’t allow God to bring healing, they will carry this into their futures.

One thing I watched for here: Rachel Hauck always includes a touch of the Divine in her books, so I kept a keen eye out for it now. It totally showed up here! And the ending was simply superb! Recommended.

My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book. The opinion in this review is entirely my own.

Publisher: Sunrise
Publication Date: May 24, 2022
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09V5MH2NM/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

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