The Wedding Dress
It seems like I’m practically gushing about each of the books I reviewed lately and this is no exception. Rachel Hauck’s newest book tells the story of a wedding dress that is almost magical, finding its own way to brides that need it. The Wedding Dress takes the stories of each of the four women who have worn this magical dress and weaves them together in to an intriguing novel. As the stories of the dress and its wearers evolved I found myself more engaged in the story with each turn of the page. Hauck blends historical fiction, modern fiction and a bit of suspense into a story told so beautifully I didn’t want the book to end. It’s one of those stories that you wish was really true, a story so compelling that you long to be a part of it.
This is the first book I’ve read by Rachel Hauck and if her others are anything like this one, I think I’ll be adding more of her books to my library.
About the Book (from thomasnelson.com):
Four brides. One dress.
A tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love.
Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift—and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress—or feel certain she should marry Tim?
Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Who welded the lock shut and tucked the dog tags in that little sachet? Who left it in the basement for a ten-year-old girl? And what about the mysterious man in the purple vest who insists the dress had been “redeemed”?
Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history—and its new bride—begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. Emily from 1912. Mary Grace from 1939. Hillary from 1968. Each with her own story of promise, pain, and destiny. And each with something unique to share. For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the beauty of finding true love.
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Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for this review. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.