Rachel Hauck on Anxiety, Mistakes, & Lessons in Love (Plus a Giveaway!)

Posted by on Jan 15, 2020 in Blog | 41 comments

Rachel Hauck on Anxiety, Mistakes, & Lessons in Love (Plus a Giveaway!)

I’ve been reading New York Times best-selling author Rachel Hauck’s books ever since I discovered her novel, Once Upon a Prince (which was made into an adorable Hallmark movie!!). What a treat it was to shoot a video interview with her on my YouTube channel: The Book Club Life.


Rachel Hauck and Jenny Snow with Rache's novel, The Memory House

She was amazing!


Answering questions about her life inspired by themes and quotes from her romance novel, The Memory House, Rachel shared about:


-Overcoming anxiety

-How mistakes can refine you instead of define you

-Advice on love

-Memories that marked her

-and THE MOST EMBARRASSING moment that has ever been shared on the show! (Totally cringeworthy! LOL)


I had such a good time getting to know Rachel on a deeper level, and I know you will, too! After you watch, be sure to scroll down to ENTER THE GIVEAWAY.) Here’s our interview:

As stated, I’m giving away winner’s choice of any Rachel Hauck book mentioned in the show! And since many of you have already read all her books, I’ll also include her 2020 release as an option! Here’s a little more about the book we featured in the show:


The Memory House by Rachel Hauck

The Memory House by Rachel Hauck

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Back Cover:

Embracing the future means remembering the past…

When Beck Holiday lost her father in the North Tower on 9/11, she also lost her memories of him. Eighteen years later, she’s a tough New York City cop burdened with a damaging secret, suspended for misconduct, and struggling to get her life in order. Meanwhile a mysterious letter arrives informing her she’s inherited a house along Florida’s northern coast, and what she discovers there will change her life forever. Matters of the heart only become more complicated when she runs into handsome Bruno Endicott, a driven sports agent who fondly recalls the connection they shared as teenagers. But Beck doesn’t remember that either.

Decades earlier, widow Everleigh Applegate lives a steady, uneventful life with her widowed mother after a tornado ripped through Waco, Texas, and destroyed her new, young married life. When she runs into old high school friend Don Callahan, she begins to yearn for change. Yet no matter how much she longs to love again, she is hindered by a secret she can never share.

Fifty years separate the women but through the power of love and the miracle of faith they each find healing in a beautiful Victorian known affectionately as The Memory House. 


It was so good! Here’s a little more about her upcoming novel (releases next month!):


The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck

The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck

Back Cover:

An invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own stories.

Executive assistant Lexa is eager for a much-deserved promotion, but her boss is determined to keep her underemployed.

Literature professor Jett is dealing with a broken heart, as well as a nagging suspicion his literary idol, Gordon Phipps Roth, might be a fraud.

Uber driver Chuck just wants a second chance with his kids.

Aging widower Ed is eager to write the true story of his incredible marriage.

Coral, queen of the cosmetics industry, has broken her engagement and is on the verge of losing her great grandmother’s multimillion-dollar empire.

When all five New Yorkers receive an anonymous, mysterious invitation to the Fifth Avenue Story Society, they suspect they’re victims of a practical joke. No one knows who sent the invitations or why. No one has heard of the literary society. And no one is prepared to reveal their deepest secrets to a roomful of strangers.

Yet curiosity and loneliness bring them back week after week to the old library. And it’s there they discover the stories of their hearts, and the kind of friendship and love that heals their souls.


That’s going to be a good one! Also mentioned on the show was Once Upon a Prince (made into a Hallmark movie!), How to Catch a Prince, and The Wedding Dress.  So many great choices!


To Enter the Giveaway  (2 Steps)

  1. Click this link to subscribe to my newsletter, check your e-mail, and confirm that you want to subscribe. (If you’re already a subscriber, you can skip this step.) Even if you don’t win, I’ll send all new subscribers a free PDF of my short story romance, Sweet Sentiments. (If you don’t see it in your inbox, check your junk mail!)


  1. Leave a comment about the interview or indicating which book you’d like to win. You can comment here on the blog, on YouTube, and on my corresponding Facebook and Instagram posts. I’ll count them all, so comment in all four places if you like! Likes, hearts, and shares are appreciated, too. : ) (But not required!)


The contest begins now and ends Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:00 pm Central Time.

(***Restrictions/Giveaway Rules Posted below)



If you enjoyed the show, would you mind tapping the “thumbs up” on YouTube? And if you really liked it, would you consider tapping the subscribe button on my YouTube channel and clicking the bell to receive notifications? This helps you to not miss an episode and helps make the show discoverable to new viewers. If you’re interested, here is the link directly to my YouTube channel, The Book Club Life. Check out some of the other interviews and book reviews while you’re there!


Thanks for watching and happy reading!!



***Giveaway Rules: Must be 18 to enter. Only one randomly selected winner will receive one novel by Rachel Hauck. Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond with a mailing address. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, he or she will be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen. Contest only open to residents in the contiguous United States of America.


****Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. I love hearing about people’s love stories, or how they met.

    I haven’t read Rachel’s most recent release, but her upcoming release The Fifth Avenue Story Society is really calling my name!

    • It looks so good, doesn’t it?!

  2. I enjoyed the fun interview with Rachel Hauck. I had a very similar embarrassing moment involving paper at my work place! 😉 Any of Rachel’s books would be great to win!

  3. Once again, you knocked it out of the park with a fantastic interview! I couldn’t tell you what my favorite part of the interview was because Rachel is a lot of fun. I like the fact that she’s warm and open and doesn’t mind sharing embarrassing moments or times when she should watch her words more closely. She obviously has a strong faith as well. I really enjoyed each and every moment. I would choose The Memory House if I won, since that’s what you talked about.

    • Thank you for your kind words, Perrianne! <3 The Memory House was amazing. I've got your name in the hat!

  4. Fabulous interview! I’d love to win The Fifth Avenue Story Society.

    • Thank you, Caryl! I’ve got your name entered!

      • Rachel is a new to me author, but I’d love to read one of her books! The memory house and Fifth Avenue Story Society both are very interesting!!!

        • I think you would love either one, Jennifer! Thanks for entering! <3

  5. Would love to win Fifth Avenue Story Society

    • I’ve got your name in the hat, Marlene!

  6. Really enjoyed the interview with Rachel. She is a very warm person and really liked to hear her talking about prayer because my faith is very important to me and I pray about everything. I would love to win the book “The Memory House”.

    • Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, Reba. I agree completely. <3 I'm so thankful that God invites us into a relationship with him and guides us along the way. <3

  7. Thank you for the interview! I enjoy Rachel’s book! They are all so good. Would love to read The Memory House! Thanks for the chance to win!

    • You are so welcome, Faith! I’ve got you entered!

  8. Great interview, Jenny and Rachel! I loved the embarrassing moment in Madrid (I studied there during college so Spain is near and dear to my heart.) I’d love to win one of her books!

    • Thank you, Robyn! I didn’t realize you had traveled so far. Very cool!

  9. I would love The Memory House. I like that story and I will be reviewing the new book from NetGalley.

    • Oh, that’s wonderful Sonnetta! What a treat! I’ve got your name in the hat for The Memory House. Thank you for entering!

  10. This book looks so awesome I would love to receive it!

    • I’ve got your name in the hat, Lori! Thanks for entering! : )

  11. Jenny & Rachel ~ Delightful interview. Thank you both. So much to ponder. And if I win, I’d love to read THE MEMORY HOUSE. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed others by Rachel ~ AND the Once Upon a Prince movie! Thanks for the opportunity. God bless. 🙂

    • Thank you, Mary Kay! The Memory House is a great pick! <3 I've got your name in the hat!

  12. I’ve never read any of Rachel’s books, so I think I would like to start with Once Upon a Prince. Thanks for the introduction to Rachel and an interesting interview. 😊

    • Oh, I am so happy that Rachel’s books are on your radar! I’ve got your name in the hat, Fallon! Thanks for participating. : )

  13. I am already a subscriber. I’d love to win the Memory House

    • Got your entry, Shelly! <3 Thank you!

  14. I definitely want to read the Fifth Avenue Story Society! I love bookish books.

    • I know, right? <3 <3

  15. I want to read The Memory House. I suffer from anxiety(PTSD) especially when I have to do my scans for cancer. I hold on to Proverbs 3:5-6 and the Casting Crowns song Just Be Held.

    • I love that verse, Sonnetta. So comforting. When is your next scan? I’m praying right now for a good report. <3

  16. Thanks for this fun interview with Rachel and for the giveaway of one of her books. Since I’ve read the other books you mentioned, I’d love to win The Memory House.

    • Thank you, Pam! <3 Yes, The Memory House is definitely one you don't want to miss.

  17. I love to hear Rachel talk and listen to her on Instagram quite often. I loved the interview. I would love to have The Memory House.

    • Thank you so much, Brenda! <3 I've got your name in the hat!

  18. Really fun and interesting interview.
    Can’t choose any book like choosing favorite pet or child… Aauugghh.
    The Memory House 1st 🙂
    The 5th Ave Society sounds fascinating

    Thank you for your time both of you

    • Thank you, Kathy! Yes, Rachel’s great writing makes it so hard to choose which to read first! : )

  19. The 5th Ave Society sound cool! 😀
    Thank you both! 😀

    • It looks so good, doesn’t it?!

  20. The Memory House sounds amazing Thank you Both for such a great post!

    • You are so welcome, Sarah! Thanks for chiming in!

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