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I do not know if I shall scream or cry or both Love Starts with Elle is officially one of my favorite books of all time It is by far my favorite book of contemporary Christian fiction I enjoyed Sweet Caroline immensely, but it does not fully compare with the power and wonder of Elle This is a sequel, but does stand alone on a firm foundation of Christ no less Elle is an artist, well in her heart She mets Mr Wonderful, who I did not like from page one, but he s so right Until he s not, bu I do not know if I shall scream or cry or both Love Starts with Elle is officially one of my favorite books of all time It is by far my favorite book of contemporary Christian fiction I enjoyed Sweet Caroline immensely, but it does not fully compare with the power and wonder of Elle This is a sequel, but does stand alone on a firm foundation of Christ no less Elle is an artist, well in her heart She mets Mr Wonderful, who I did not like from page one, but he s so right Until he s not, but really who is perfect Well I did not see how in the world the plot could get her out of one situation or get her into another, but after reading the book in entirety I m impressed I cannot believe all that has happened My goodness, our God is a mighty God Usually, I really do not like contemporary, because it s so real and harsh and there is just not enough light Rachel Hauck gives contemporary a good name It is real, there is some harshness and full tears But there is love and light beyond the darkness The characters are so real, and I want to move to their town and lives near their lives After Sweet Caroline I just could not see how the story could continue on in Elle s life, but it did and in such a neat way I had my tears and my giggles I got angry at people and frustrated when they did not head my suggestions I cherish their joys and I cannot wait forworks to come from the wonder that I have found in Rachel s words on a page [[ DOWNLOAD EPUB ]] ⇮ Love Starts with Elle ☔ Elle s living the dream but is it her dream or his Elle loves life in Beaufort, South Carolina lazy summer days on the sand bar, coastal bonfires, and dinners with friends sharing a lifetime of memories And she s found her niche as the owner of a successful art gallery too Life is goodThen the dynamic pastor of her small town church sweeps her off her feet She s never known a man like Jeremiah one who breathes in confidence and exhales all doubt When he proposes in the setting sunlight, Elle hands him her heart on a silver platterBut Jeremiah s just accepted a large pastorate in a different state If she s serious about their relationship, Elle will take the call, too, leaving behind the people and place she loves so dearly Elle s friendship with her new tenant, widower Heath McCord, and his young daughter make things even complicatedIs love transferrable across the miles And can you take it with you when you go I love when a relationship begins with a great friendship This was a cute book I like Elle Initially she was a strong character, but the wrong guy can make even a strong woman lose herself in a big personality like Jeremiah s After a terrible heartbreak, along comes a new neighbor with a vulnerable little daughter A sweet friendship with no expectations is just what both Elle and Heath need I really liked this story and how it all turned out Not corny at all Just well done.Addendum I m I love when a relationship begins with a great friendship This was a cute book I like Elle Initially she was a strong character, but the wrong guy can make even a strong woman lose herself in a big personality like Jeremiah s After a terrible heartbreak, along comes a new neighbor with a vulnerable little daughter A sweet friendship with no expectations is just what both Elle and Heath need I really liked this story and how it all turned out Not corny at all Just well done.Addendum I m not an expert on grammar and word choices, so when this non expert can pick up quite a few, it s time for a proofreader to go back through this book Hopefully there s a newer edition that caught them Examples dirt and grim instead of grime, how can I replay you instead of repay, heath food nut instead of health food, taunt broad back instead of taut and Original post at One More PageA week ago, some colleagues and I were discussing relationships and romance, and how one must go in choosing a mate Perhaps choosing a mate is not the proper phrase to use frankly it sounds a bit too bestial for me , but the discussion was about how the other person can be qualified as a potential guy or girl or will they be cast off into the friend zone It was quite an interesting discussion, and I was surprised at how some of the guys told me that I needed to Original post at One More PageA week ago, some colleagues and I were discussing relationships and romance, and how one must go in choosing a mate Perhaps choosing a mate is not the proper phrase to use frankly it sounds a bit too bestial for me , but the discussion was about how the other person can be qualified as a potential guy or girl or will they be cast off into the friend zone It was quite an interesting discussion, and I was surprised at how some of the guys told me that I needed to find someone who I don t share too many common interests with but someone who is my opposite someone who complements me, to use their term That kind of got me confused I mean, I know people say Opposites attract but if you have no common ground, how will you even start talking Isn t having something in common even a little a prerequisite in building good relationships It s timely that I started reading Love Starts With Elle by Rachel Hauck as I semi wrestled with these questions We first meet Elle Garvey in Sweet Caroline , as one of Caroline s best friends and someone who could not wait to get married She was so set to find a man in Beaufort that she started Operation Wedding Day in Caroline s book, where she made a list of men that are qualified for her husband standards and set off to date them, only to find herself disappointed after kissing and dating many frogs that she hoped would be her prince We see her at the end of Sweet Caroline done with her Operation Wedding Day and still no groom in sight, and yet she was still somewhat happy at the state of her heart.We meet Elle again, this time a year after the events of Sweet Caroline, happily managing her own gallery and in love with assistant pastor Jeremiah Franklin for the past two months Elle is at the peak of her career and life, and there was only one thing that would make her happier a ring Jeremiah provided that for her immediately at the start of the story, but not without revealing a catch soon after she gives her yes they would have to move to Dallas because Jeremiah accepted the a pastor job at a big church there Elle felt torn, but she said yes, all in the name of love cheesy, but it s the only way I can describe it.It s here we see trouble brewing Elle tries her best to submit to her husband to be s whims and wishes, but she can t help but feel stifled with Jeremiah s passion for ministry and lack of concern for her Elle loves Jeremiah, but she also loves her life and her dream and her art one of them will have to give, but which To make matters evenconfusing, Elle becomes friends with her tenant, handsome and gentleman Heath McCord and his daughter, who both just happen to be there when she needed company the most.Now, there is really nothing new or surprising in this novel, and I think everyone who s read the blurb will know what will happen in the end And it is true there s really nothing so surprising in how the story unfolded the storyline is pretty typical In a way, it reminded me of the local movie Miss You Like Crazy John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo , with less angst andchaste.So why give it a pretty high rating, if the story s so typical First reason Love Starts With Elle is a breath of fresh air I am really not a romance reader, but I like my share of chick lit I love how everything in this book is still chick lit, yet it s also not your typical chick lit Of course, it s Christian, so you won t expect to read any sex scenes in the book, but it doesn t sugarcoat the consequences of the actions of the characters Case in point Elle s younger sister, Julianne, had a child out of wedlock, and she had to deal with knowing who the dad was in the novel Another example Elle wasn t immune to the charms of Jeremiah, and she had to struggle with physical intimacy with him, and she knows that if she wasn t careful, she wouldn t be able to stop herself I liked how the author wrote a very realistic setting and cast, which is kind of hard to do when writing Christian fiction I think it s a common misconception that Christians Catholics religious people are if not too religious and always in church, are happy all the time That is far from the truth, because we also get hurt, angry, sad and all that The only difference is we believe that there s Someone who s willing to share if not take the burden from us, and that there is a bigger purpose for all the trials, one that we may not see or understand now, but will in the future I think Hauck was able to convey that effectively in her novel, especially when Elle and Heath were both struggling with their own brokenness in the story Elle s divine affirmations in the story felt a bit over the top for me at first, but I have to remind myself that God communicates to us differently, and who am I to say that He won t communicate in the way He did with Elle, even if she was fictional Second reason the characters I ve said it before, and I ll say it again I am very particular to characters in a book The Beaufort people shone so much in this novel that I really believed they existed I loved their little quirks, the Southern charm and the townspeople who were far from perfect, yet still lovable Further, Elle Garvey is a well written protagonist, and she was very human Human in the sense that she wasn t perfect she got angry, was lazy, she felt far away from God, she was tempted I could relate very much to her because like Elle, I grew up in a Catholic family and I grew up knowing God People expect me to be always connected to Him, to always do good and all that stuff, but I m not Heath, on the other hand, is a pretty good male lead His brokenness and grief was beautifully written, and while I can t empathize, I felt his pain in losing his wife and his confusion in raising a girl on his own Heath is the awkward father and the handsome protector rolled into one, and even if he seemed a tad too perfect for me, I liked his character.Compared to Sweet Caroline, this book actually has a semblance of villains Spoiler warning starts here Jeremiah Franklin is probably the most stuck up guy I have ever read in Christian fiction, ever I knew he wasn t good for Elle, and I remember mentally chiding Elle for sticking with him I swear, I couldn t stand him He reminded me of my friend s ex who we all disliked too, after he broke up with her He was ambitious, self centered, and unreasonable and he was supposed to be a pastor For a character in Christian fiction to elicit this much dislike from me is something new, and I have to commend Rachel Hauck for that His ending with Elle was kind of too clean, and I felt that he should have gottenspite than he didbut then again, we must forgive P Spoiler warning ends here Julianne, Elle s sister, is also a tough nut to crack, and I found myself getting annoyed at her a lot, too, but she managed to have her own redemption in the end So did I get my answer to my questions about complements and similarities and potential partners In a wayyes I learned, from Elle s story, that having something in common isn t really a prerequisite and neither is being opposites Sure, it s nice to have something to talk about, and it s also nice to find someone who complements your personality But if we re talking about forever and with bigger issues in life ex faith, family matters, direction in life , there has to be balance you can t be too similar the other because there would be no growth, and you can t be too different, too, because you won t go anywhere Each person must be willing to meet each other halfway and sometimes, evento make the relationship work.Of course, that is coming from someone who has never been in a relationship before so feel free to correct me Overall, Love Starts With Elle is a pretty good book Despite the typical storyline, strong characters and a pretty vivid setting is worth it enough for me to give this book a high rating It definitely satiated my need for tingles and good, clean, fictional romance I am inviting males who are willing to read romance chick lit to read this book I am very curious to know what you think about Elle and Jeremiah s relationship drama Loved this book Passed it on two two reluctant reader friends who also devoured it I don t typically read Christian fiction romance, but this exceeded my expectations Highly recommended I loved this book I had been wanting to read it for quite some time, so, when I finally got it, I practically devoured it Finished it within a day.What can I say Rachel Hauck is a pretty great author The characters were very real to me which makes a good book just that much better My two favorite characters were Elle obviously and her dad Loved the relationship between those two it was really special Ms Anna was another truly wonderful character The world needsprayer warr I loved this book I had been wanting to read it for quite some time, so, when I finally got it, I practically devoured it Finished it within a day.What can I say Rachel Hauck is a pretty great author The characters were very real to me which makes a good book just that much better My two favorite characters were Elle obviously and her dad Loved the relationship between those two it was really special Ms Anna was another truly wonderful character The world needsprayer warriors like her My least favorite character would have to be Jeremiah Gosh That guy just totally got on my nerves I didn t read the back of the book, so I had no idea what part any of the characters played or what to expect However, within the first few pages, I had decided that Elle would not end up with Jeremiah What I wasn t sure about was how exactly the author would go about switching things around I did like the way she did it, though.To quote the book It must seem like the world is ending, but wait and see what God will do He must have something wonderful in mind Seeing the way God can use what we humans consider bad things situations and tragedies to work good in the lives of His children Wow Elle Jeremiah, Elle Heath, Heath his daughter, Julianne her family, etc The issues that the characters in this book had to deal with were numerous One of the victories gained that I particularly liked was Julianne s in dealing with her child, the child s father, and her own parents I also really liked the way Elle tried to advise her sister which all good sisters should try to do.One part that really touched me personally and got me thinking Seek Him now when nothing is demanding your attention No schedule, no expectations Then, when demand comes, you ll be ready That statement really challenged me to do better at this myself I read romance manuscripts in my day job, and have read countless published romances You d think after awhile they would all be the same Not so Rachel Hauck has penned a romance that took my breath away She starts with the setting in Beaufort, South Carolina what could beromantic Brings in characters that you are sure you would find there, whom you want to meet and know Then, she adds surprises and grabs your emotions Sigh I didn t want this story to end If I could write a roman I read romance manuscripts in my day job, and have read countless published romances You d think after awhile they would all be the same Not so Rachel Hauck has penned a romance that took my breath away She starts with the setting in Beaufort, South Carolina what could beromantic Brings in characters that you are sure you would find there, whom you want to meet and know Then, she adds surprises and grabs your emotions Sigh I didn t want this story to end If I could write a romance and pick how I wanted readers to feel afterwards, I d pick mine to make readers feel like this one She already did it and did an amazing job And isn t the title clever I loved this love story that starts with Elle A Quickie ReviewMy second time through this book, and I enjoyed it once again However, the cover picture is a bit off the narrator describes Elle as having brown legs, yet, the woman on the cover is rather fair skinned Despite that quibble, this was a good one.Score 4 5 This book wasstrange and a little all over the place I m convinced that if Rachel Hauck would have written this in 2019 it would have been so much stronger, as her writing has definitely improved I think a lot of my issues came from reading the ebook edition..it was filled with so many errors misplaced dialogue, repeated words, and just bad formatting that disconnected me from the story As far as the story goes, I liked the premise and thought it was unique, but some of the characters wer This book wasstrange and a little all over the place I m convinced that if Rachel Hauck would have written this in 2019 it would have been so much stronger, as her writing has definitely improved I think a lot of my issues came from reading the ebook edition..it was filled with so many errors misplaced dialogue, repeated words, and just bad formatting that disconnected me from the story As far as the story goes, I liked the premise and thought it was unique, but some of the characters were straight up mean for no real reason Julianne , or unnecessary the whole thing with Huck I read the first one over 10 years ago, which didn t help since there were times having knowledge of the Caroline s story or just characters in the first book would have been helpful.I liked Elle and Heath, although I felt their relationship has some odd embraces when they were just friends that seemed out of place for the story and odd nicknames would appear out of nowhere near the end i.e Why did she start calling him counselor The ending felt a little rushed view spoiler they finally get together literally as the car is running and he is about to drive awaywhy not have that conversation at least a few days earlier hide spoiler BUT, editing pen aside, it had sweet scenes I liked the message and the emphasis on the power of prayer TL and Rio were adorable, and the story did have heart wrenching moments I did feel for both Elle and Heath s grief, and Jeremiah definitely added tension to the story Overall a good story if you can get past all the oddities And be sure to read the print version So I m going to say it right now this is a Christian Spiritual novel So now some of you can run away, but for those of you who remain, do stay and sit awhile.In a nutshell Sleepless in Seattle meets the Christian faith.For a Christian novel, this story and the characters really stuck to me I found this book on Goodreads and started reading it via the Google Preview I remember really, really liking it but for some reason, I didn t check it out until I raided my library system this past wee So I m going to say it right now this is a Christian Spiritual novel So now some of you can run away, but for those of you who remain, do stay and sit awhile.In a nutshell Sleepless in Seattle meets the Christian faith.For a Christian novel, this story and the characters really stuck to me I found this book on Goodreads and started reading it via the Google Preview I remember really, really liking it but for some reason, I didn t check it out until I raided my library system this past week I m so glad I picked it up Even though I skimmed over some parts where it was thick with the Lord this, Him that, I still loved Elle and Heath s characters It was a touching story and Rachel Hauck presented it so well, I felt myself cheering for Elle especially during her victorious scene with Jer wink I was nearing the end of the book and I found myself demanding, Okay We know they re meant for each other Let s get this show on the road already A sign of a good story when you cheer for the characters and are moved with them.One thing that surprised me considering how good a book it was, content wise , there were many grammar and editorial mistakes Words wouldn t be spaced right and there would be a left out quotation mark confusing me Still, I didn t let it distract from the story and it s a minor detail when I finished with it.I absolutely loved reading about these characters Tracey Love was so adorable and I loved the backdrop that she and Rio provided I loved reading about Elle s sister, Julianne, struggle with her own heavy secrets and shame I was so glad when she got through them and everything worked out just fine and dandy.The summary make sit sound like the whole thing revolves around Elle s relationship with Jeremiah but it really isn t It s about Heath and Elle and how they re dealing with their own inner demons While I didn t grow up in the deep south, many of the phrases make me pang with longing for Kentucky I really loved the southern humor and hospitality portrayed.This isn t really meant to be a young adult novel It s labeled as Adult Fiction on my library system But it s entirely appropriate for young adults and for all you romance junkies out there, this is a great romance to sigh along to The only reason I felt safe picking up an adult fiction book was due to it s spiritual backdrop Overall, a fantastic read I was laughing and giddy at the end This is a perfect summer read Rachel Hauck is brilliant.Overall grade A