Tuesday, June 28, 2011

This Time by Rachel Hauck

Long before the Kindle, the Nook, or the Sony reader. Long before the iPad was a spark in Steve Job's eye, I sold an e-book. I'd written this rancher girl story for Heartsong but they had a book very similar coming out by Kathleen Y'barbo (don't think I've let her forget it) so they turned me down.

Writer's-Exchange was leading the way in those days in epublishing, a small venue from Australia my second favorite country, so I sold them Belle and Burke's story.
With the advent of e-readers, this story is finding a new audience and I thought I'd share it with you. As the used cars sales men say, "It's priced to sell!"

Leave a comment on the blog and I'll draw a name to win a copy of Softly and Tenderly, my book with Sara Evans and a $10 Amazon gift certificate.

Here's what a reader said about This Time:
This story made me feel hope, that all wrongs can be righted and that something you believe is gone forever can come back to you. Belle and Burke are great characters. I recommend this book. It's one of my favorite Rachel Hauck books.

Oklahoma Rancher Belle Jamison's world topples when her best friend announces that Burke Benning, their former classmate and an NFL superstar running back, is coming to their fifteenth class reunion to act as Master of Ceremonies. Twelve years earlier the handsome athlete broke Belle's heart by deserting her minutes before their wedding ceremony.

Burke's retirement from professional football brings him home to Haskell for good. While his new career in life is uncertain, he knows he must deal with his hurtful actions toward Belle. A mountain of unspoken words looms between them and only the grace and peace of God can help them overcome.

Seeing Burke stirs the love and pain Belle still has hidden in her heart. As they rebuild their friendship and rekindle a lost love, Belle must choose to forget and trust him once more. Will their desire for love overcome the devastation of the past? This time, will their love last?

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Be sure to leave a comment for your name to be entered into the drawing! You can comment on any author site you see posting about the book this week!



PatriciaW said...

I wonder how many authors have previously published ebooks out there, before ebooks, ereaders and all things epublishing became avant garde?

I can't imagine this book not having the gentle warmth I've come to expect from a Rachel Hauck novel.

Rachel Hauck said...

Patricia, you're soo sweet. One reviewer thought it was quite horrid. Boring. ha!

I imagine it needs some work but it was my first book. It is what it is. I am trying to help out the publisher by promoting it a bit.

Thanks for stopping by!


Lisa Jordan said...

Between you and Susie, I'm going to end up liking football one way or another. I just put this book in my cart. I look forward to reading it. Love me some RH novels. :D

misskallie2000 said...

Haven't read any of your books but would love to start with this one. Thanks for the great review.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Laura J said...

I'd love to read it.

laurelprincess12 (at) gmail (dot) com

Velma said...

This was one of the first books I purchased when I got my Kindle for my birthday last year. I have been a long time fan but had never read it, so I was glad to finally be able to read this early one. I enjoyed the story very much. I haven't been able to purchase your new book with Sara Evans yet, and I would LOVE to have it.
Thanks so much!

Preslaysa said...

I finished Sweet Caroline yesterday. I loved it!!!! I couldn't put it down. I'm gonna get this one too...

Rose said...

Your books have always been amazing I can't wait to read your next book.

karenk said...


your books are beautiful...i just finished reading 'dining w/ joy'...what a wonderful conclusion to this series of novels.

keep up the 'good word'

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Rachel Hauck said...

Karen, thank you so much! I really appreciate your words!


Sharon Hayes said...

Wish I had a Kindell :o)

Ελλάδα said...

This story made me feel hope that all wrongs can be righted and that something you believe is gone forever can come back to you. Rachel created good characters in Belle and Burke. When reading their stories, you feel a comfort when they are together and look forward to the next time they meet up or run into each other knowing that each time they do, a little more of the wall is chipped away that looms between them.

Rachel Hauck said...

Thank you so much E for your comments! You made me smile!


Carol Gehringer said...


Thanks for sharing this -- love loading up my Kindle app and nook color with good books -- looking forward to reading yours soon!

Anonymous said...

Have not,to my knowledge,read any of your books but am looking forward to doing so.