The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

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.

 

Review:

Pardon me if I gush about this book, but I absolutely loved it!

Rachel Hauck writes with Sara Evans, and I’ve read that whole series.  Loved every one of them, but this review isn’t about that.  After reading those books, I decided to check out the books by Rachel alone and The Wedding Dress was the first book I picked.  I loved it!  Loved. It.  Couldn’t put it down.  Carried it everywhere I went.  Seriously!

I love historical fiction, and to have it combined with modern fiction was brilliant. Each detail is so sharp, so vivid, that I felt like I had stepped into their world.  I was that nosy neighbor spying on them.  Each time I opened the book, I didn’t just read, I jumped in with both feet and was standing in Charlotte’s Bridal shop.

Each and every character is so unique that I couldn’t pick a favorite.  I challenge you to pick a favorite, it just seems impossible to me.  I hated to finish the book because I felt like I knew each character and I would be losing friends if I finished it.  I warned you that this could get gushy!

Bottom line, read this book.  That’s all!

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  1. Thanks so much!!

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