Thomas Nelson (April 3, 2012) 352 pages
Description from Amazon:
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 discovers 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 timeless beauty of finding true love.
My Rating: 5/5 stars(I really liked it! Beautiful story!)
I knew I was in for a great read. I've already saw quite a few 5 star "gushing" review from my fellow bloggers, so my expectations going into The Wedding Dress were very high. Way too often, high expectations only lead to disappointment, but that is definitely not the case with this story. It was beautiful!
When I first started reading this book, I had no idea that it was set in Alabama. When I discovered that it was, it just made my day! It's not very often that authors write a book set in that lovely state. ;) (A HUGE thanks for that, Rachel!) Honestly, that factor didn't sway my opinion, though. I would have loved the story no matter what state it took place in.
The Wedding Dress is a magnificent story fill with lovable characters and 4 incredible stories. It's most definitely keeper material! If you are a Christian Romance fan, this is a MUST read!
*I was provided a review copy from Thomas Nelson Publishers via Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion.
Rachel Hauck is the bestselling author of Carol Award winner Sweet Caroline, and RITA Finalist Love Starts With Elle, and of the critically acclaimed fiction collaboration with multi-platinum country artist Sara Evans, The Songbird Novels.
She lives in sunny, though sometimes hurricane plagued, central Florida with her husband and their ornery pets.
Rachel earned a degree in Journalism form Ohio State University and is a huge Buckeyes football fan. She is the past President of American Christian Fiction Writers and now sits on the board as an Advisor. Visit her web site at www.rachelhauck.com to reader her blog, and to follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
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