The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck is a book about love and a timeless wedding dress that makes its way through the ages. It begins in present day with the owner of a bridal shop who is on the cusp of her own wedding day. When she comes across a dress in a trunk (not by accident, as it turns out) it takes her on a wonderful journey to find out who wore the dress before it came to her.
Rachel Hauck writes the different eras the 4 women lived in perfectly and really gave me a feel of the period I was reading about. She has a writing style that will engage the reader and keep their eyes on the pages. And, she really knows how to develop great characters. I felt as if I knew them all.
Sometimes the Christian fiction genre scares people away because of the ‘preachiness’ of the books. This one isn’t like that – it’s just clean and decent and has messages written thoughtfully throughout the story. In my opinion, anyone, of any age, who reads The Wedding Dress will love it – not just Christians.
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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