Thursday, March 23, 2006

Rachel Hauck's Lambert's Peace~Reviewed

Lambert's Peace
By Rachel Hauck
Paperback; 174 pages
Published by Heartsong Presents
ISBN: 1-59310-847-8

Taylor Hanson longs for peace. Exhausted and anxious, she hopes White Birch will be the perfect place to regroup and refocus her faltering career. But her heart has unfinished business. Torn between the love she left behind and a lucrative opportunity, Taylor needs Jesus' peace more than she needs her next breath.

Will Lambert was a fool to let Taylor go ten years ago. Now she's back, and Will won't make that mistake again. He loves her, but the walls she's constructed around her heart seem impenetrable.

Can Taylor allow God's peace to protect her heart? Can she allow her heart to give Will a second?

Rachel Hauck has written one of the best romances I've ever read. From the very first sentence, she drew me into her story. She didn't give away too much in the first few pages, leaving questions to which I needed answers. I kept turning pages.

Hauck offers a modern-day heroine with a contemporary dilemma. Which does she want the most: A high-powered career that leaves no time for family—or love? This is the predicament millions of twenty-first century women face. Lambert's Peace offers one woman's story, and her path to peace.

I really enjoyed Hauck's ability to pull me inside her character's heads. I felt their emotions and their struggles. I could identify with them, and I appreciated the manner in which this author handled the conflict—with honesty and open confrontation that I found refreshing and real. She didn't use the typical formulaic misunderstandings. She didn't need to.

I read this book in one sitting—there was no way I could put it down. I loved the ending—it was absolutely perfect. I can't wait for her next book!

Reviewed by Ane Mulligan

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