The Lowcountry Romance Collection: Sweet Caroline, Love Starts with Elle, Dining with Joy

The Lowcountry Romance Collection: Sweet Caroline, Love Starts with Elle, Dining with Joy

by Rachel Hauck

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Enjoy New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hauck’s Lowcountry Romance novels as an e-collection!

Sweet Caroline

Life hasn't always been so sweet for Caroline Sweeny.

She's sacrificed her desires for others—unlike her mother who abandoned their family years ago. But when a friend challenges her to accept an exciting job adventure in Spain, Caroline says "yes" to a new destiny.

But before she can pack her bags, Caroline suddenly finds herself the new owner of the run-down Frogmore Cafe—and forced to choose between her friends and her future.

Then her first love, Mitch O'Neal, returns home and encourages her to seek God's desires for her future. With his help, she may just discover the true sweet life.

Love Starts with Elle

Elle loves her life in Beaufort, South Carolina—summer days on the sand bar, coastal bonfires, and dinners with friends, sharing a lifetime of memories. She’s found her stride professionally as the owner of a successful art gallery. Life is good.

And she’s found love with handsome, confident Jeremiah Franklin. But Jeremiah has accepted a large pastorate in a different state, so Elle turns her life upside down to take “the call” with him. When Jeremiah has a change of heart, Elle is hurt—and her faith is shaken.

New York lawyer and recent widower Heath McCord imagines the lowcountry cottage he’s rented for the summer is the balm his grieving heart needs. That and time to connect with his little girl. He’s unprepared to meet his beautiful landlord, Elle Garvy, or the love her friendship awakens.

But God has new blessings in store for the two grieving hearts. Can Elle trust so soon after losing Jeremiah? Can Heath release the memory of his wife and love again? Could love be as simple as trusting enough to take the first step?

Dining with Joy

Host of a regionally syndicated cooking show, Joy Ballard has a little secret: she can't cook. But when her show is picked up by a major network and given a prime time slot, her world heats up faster than a lowcountry boil.

Enter Luke Redmond: handsome, creative, and jobless after having to declare bankruptcy of his Manhatten restaurant. When her producers ask him to co-host the show, Joy sees Luke as her way out. But Luke sees much more than just a co-host in Joy.

Their relationship begins to simmer on and off set. Until Joy's secret is revealed and her reputation is ruined on national television by her rival, Wenda Devine.

But could Devine's cruelty be a divine gift? Losing Luke—and her sister—forces Joy to consider where her worth really comes from. Could God be cooking up an even bigger adventure from the mess? And will Joy hang on long enough to find out?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780718088415
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Series: A Lowcountry Romance
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1200
Sales rank: 35,803
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Rachel Hauck is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pet and writes from her ivory tower. Visit her online at RachelHauck.com; Facebook: RachelHauck; Twitter: @RachelHauck; Instagram: @rachelhauck.

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Sweet Caroline 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I adored this book. Absolutely. At one point, tears sprung to my eyes and I leapt off the couch so no one would notice. A few pages later, I giggled, and Giggled, and GIGGLED until my husband asked me to 'Be. Quiet. Already.' Spending time inside Sweet Caroline was like truly relaxing and hanging out with friends where all you can think is, 'I so want the best to happen for these people.' The spiritual message rings true, and the ending is so natural and unforced I was pleasantly satisfied when I finished reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great book but i felt like the ending wasn't finshed. Loved it until the end, then was so.frustrated!!!
bellaelena More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book cant' wait to read more of her books. I hope as i go thourgh the series they will update me on caroline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this author and this series of books. Each can stand on their own, but it's great to read them all and see how each character grows.
MissKatiedid More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! It kept me turning the pages! I couldn't put it down. The quote on the top of the cover was true, for it did stir my heart for God. I will definitely be reading more books by Rachel Hauk. Highly recommened!
SirHughy More than 1 year ago
A sensational read. genuine characters, testimony of faith searching. An almost 30th something finds Jesus and sets her heart on true love, while she makes life long decisions, about God and her future with a broken down Eatery only found in the South, with menu's meant for home cooking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rachel Hauck tells such an engrossing, true to life story with all the Southern charm and wit one would expect in a chick lit novel. Caroline is an endearing character from page one¿we are captivated by her dilemma¿a sense of obligation and the desire for something big and exciting in her life. Hauck employs the present-tense, first person point of view typical in the genre, with seemingly little effort. As readers we are actually there with Caroline, watching her every move and hearing her every thought. With each hilarious catastrophe, God softens her do-the-right-thing heart into a heart that trusts Him every step of the way. As He woos her to Himself, we are reminded that He goes to great lengths to draw each of us closer to Him. I loved this book! It's the best chick lit I've read in a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a wonderful visit to the world of Caroline Sweeney. I laughed out loud so many times, and kept thinking that i would love to be friends with these characters. I love how Rachel showed God's pursuit of our hearts through this book. As usual, I was sorry when this book ended (a wonderful surprise ending by the way), but am looking forward to more from Rachel soon!
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure what to expect with this story. At first I thought it would be a straight chick lit, and in some ways it was. However, Sweet Caroline touched me in a deeper place than most lits do. I actually got choked up a few times. I rarely do these days. There were some very funny moments, some truly enjoyable girl times, and some romantic interludes that sizzled and popped. Best of all, though, was a spiritual awakening and a discovery of one's place in this world that was breathtaking and yes, sweet. I loved this story. It was hard to put down once I got past the first few chapters. I loved the old folks, the lowcountry charm, and the author's voice. The honesty and self-examination Caroline had to deal with in order to grow was truly inspirational. She was strong, yet totally emotionally vulnerable, and for good reason. I loved how Caroline was so perceptive of other people's needs. She was also brave and willing to tackle her issues. When she helped her brother tackle his bitterness there was a genuine God moment that was unforgettable. I am rarely as moved as I was during that pivotal point in the story. Of course I'm being vague so as not to spoil the surprise. At any rate, this story is probably my favorite story penned by Hauck. Does it get any better than this??? Seriously.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sweet Caroline is one of those rare books that I could not put down. I was immediately drawn into Caroline's world, didn't want to leave. The story was full of wonderful surprises that literally took my breath away, and the message was strong, clear, sweet. This book is beautiful, sweet, fun, and powerful. I plan to give this book as gifts throughout the year.
cherryblossommj on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sweet Caroline is quite the book, and she is quite the person. She is a normal human being, in a normal life. Tough decisions need to be made, and only Christ knows if she is making the right choices. This book grips your heart and doesn't let it go. I love it from the heart-head-ear conversations to the screaming in my head what I thought she should do. :) This story of a girl in her late twenties growing up is something that anyone could benefit from reading. Caroline's situations remind me of some of Jane Austen's tales, where you really want it to end one way, but with more thought you want it how it is, and then you go back to the other. Over all this book was a comfy read and caused more giggles and grins that I care to admit. The whole cast of characters was a hoot and found a warm place in my heart. I cannot wait to read more through [book: Love Starts with Elle]. [author: Rachel Hauck] has a real winner here and I'm definitely putting her future books on my TBR lists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended - actually 4-1/2 stars!! Caroline had many struggles, especially trying not to feel rejected because her mother left her and her brother at a very young age. Her father had stepped up-to-the- plate but it wasn't the same thing as having her mother there. Now, it was too late as her mother had died.. Can a leopard really change his spots? Caroline wanted to believe it to be true. She had two men wanting a relationship with her and both needed to have really changed from past behaviors. . Finally. one night she discovered the truth about one of them. For me, I wish the author had written an 18-months later epilogue ending in the way I really want ed it to end..
sas1 More than 1 year ago
Your books make me reach out to GOD and pray. Thank you !
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