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Revealing the beauty in other women might be Ginger Winters’s specialty – but it will take an unexpected kind of love to help Ginger see the beauty in herself.
Ginger Winters drapes her hair over her right shoulder and adjusts the scarf around her neck to cover her scarred, withered skin. She’s had the scars since she was twelve, but she’ll never get used to the ugliness.
The fire changed Ginger’s life, but out of the pain and humiliation of her own disfigurement, one quality unexpectedly emerged: a gift for bringing out the beauty in other women. In a twelve-year ascent from top salon jobs in New York, Atlanta, and Nashville, Ginger traveled the world as personal stylist to country music sensation Tracie Blue. The success was almost enough to make her forget her own appearance.
Almost. Now that she’s opened her own salon in Rosebud after a dozen years away, the truth is staring Ginger in the face again: she’s still that girl, ugly and scarred, forever on the outside looking in. And this weekend she’ll be looking in as “beauty-maker” for the Alabama society wedding of the decade.
But when high-school crush Tom Wells shows up looking for a haircut, Ginger’s thinly veiled insecurities threaten to keep her from love once again… despite Tom’s best efforts. Can this professional beauty-maker manage to recognize the beauty in herself, or are some scars too deep to powder over?
Every month, I say the same thing - I love Zondervan’s A Year of Weddings novellas. i can’t help it. They’re sweet and charming and romantic and heartwarming - and all of those adjectives apply to this newest novella, “A Brush with Love” by Rachel Hauck. Like Kirk does in “Love at Mistletoe Inn,” Hauck centers her story around a second chance at a neglected high school romance. As Tom and Ginger unexpectedly become reaquainted, the sparks of past romance are still there, even if the couple may want to deny it, and they must decide what to do with this second chance. I really enjoyed reading this romance, especially with the additional aspects of overcoming insecurities and believing truth, and I think it fits well in this second A Year of Weddings series. It’s a quick, fun and encouraging read.