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Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Wedding Dress...Review

About the book:
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.

Charlotte Malone has a knack for finding the perfect dress for each bride who comes into her shop.  Finding the perfect dress for herself is another story.  As she questions her decision to marry Tim Rose, she inadvertently purchases an old trunk at an auction and when the trunk is opened, discovers a gorgeous, vintage wedding gown.  As Charlotte searches for answers to who the previous owner was, she discovers more than she ever imagined.

As these stories are woven together and as Charlotte begins to make connections and find answers not only about the dress, but about her own life  Christian without being preachy, this is a story about love, family and friendship. I loved these characters.  I loved this story of one wedding dress and the effect is has on four different women of different generations.

Thanks to Amy at Litfuse Publicity for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Rachel Hauck here.  You can purchase your own copy here.  You can see other reviews and tour stops here.

Read 4/12

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5/5 Stars


  1. I really loved this one too, it was a great book!

  2. I got the chance to have dinner with this author, and she was just amazing and lovely. I am so excited about this book, and can't wait to give it a read. Your review today was wonderful, and I am glad to see that you enjoyed it!

  3. The great reviews I read about this book is just never-ending! Must get a copy. =)

  4. I review for Litfuse but did not sign up for this book. Sound like a good book. Thanks for the great review.

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