Review ~ The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I absolutely loved this story.
One wedding dress, many unknown connections, and love stories. This story goes back and forth between the present and past to bring the historical part of the story. Hauck did a wonderful job bringing everyone’s story to the reader in an extremely intriguing manner.
While reading, I was not only interested in the couples but the dress and how it was going to pull the story together. I rooted and cheered for Charlotte and Tim and Emily and Daniel. The side characters were great additions to the story and made the story fun.
The story wove around many lives that all connected in some way and it was fun waiting for it all to make sense. I truly enjoyed this book.
I recommend this story to anyone that loves historicals, weddings, and great romances.
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.
“The story of four loveable women, miraculously bound by one gown, whose lives span a century . . . will take your breath away.” -Beth Webb Hart, bestselling author of “Love, Charleston”