Monday, April 9, 2012

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

From the back cover: “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-stiched 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 has 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. Hilary from 1968. Each with her own story of promise, pain, and desting. And each with something unique to share. For woven within the thread 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.”
This was a book that I knew I wanted to read just by the cover. Then when I saw a video by the author about the book, I was in love with it. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the book! I was intrigued by the idea of a dress being worn by three women, and the story of all four women. While they lived over a span of over 100 years, this one dress connected them in ways they knew understood, until Charlotte found them and their stories. This dress bore witness of their lives and their journeys.
This is definitely a 5 star book and one of my favorites!
 received this book from Litfuse for the purpose of this review.

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Patricia said...
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Patricia said...

I am following on GFC. I review for Litfuse also but did not sign up for this book. Sounds like a good book.