Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

If you love books as much as I do, you can turn that into a career with a librarian degree.

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 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.

My Thoughts
When I first saw the heading "Four Brides. One Dress" I was kinda fearful that the story would hop between all four of the brides. But I was pleasantly surprised that the story was only told from the first and last brides POV (and their grooms!). Though never fear the other to brides are in the story too!

I absolutely loved this book-I can't stop raving about it! I thoroughly enjoyed every part of it, from Emily in 1912 discovering what true love looks like and finding the courage to stand up for what she believes, to Charlotte in the present day, longing for a family and trying to determine God's plan for her.

The dress that they all wear fits each and every one of them without being altered at all. And even after a hundred years it still looks brand new. I loved the analogy this painted for the gospel of Jesus. It never wears out and fits everyone without being modified.

You can read the first pages and pick up your copy (It's worth it! Trust me!) HERE on Amazon

Ireceived this ebook free from the publisher throughthe BookSneeze®.com bookreview bloggers program. I was not required to write a positivereview. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

6 comments:

Ruth said...

Okay I'm going to have to check this one out. :)

Abbi Hart (gatorade635) said...

Definitely!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

I've had this one on my wish list...Glad to read such a positive review! I look forward to reading it.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this book. Who was the guy in purple? Did I miss that somewhere?

Abbi Hart said...

Anonymous-Sorry for not reply earlier! It has been over a year since I read this book so honestly I can't really remember much about the man in purple. I did however see that in the reading guide in the back of the book the first discussion question talks about him and makes it sound like he's supposed to represent the people or things God will sometimes place in our lives to point out the things that are right in front of us but we are to close to to see.

Kay said...

I'm reading it now. Just go into Emily's story. So far so good. I hope I won't be disappointed in the rest of the book.

Post a Comment