Monday, February 27, 2017

{Fiction Guild Blog Tour} The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck (A spectacular second round!)

Book Description: 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.

My Thoughts:  I love the cover of this book!  Weddings bring about a lot of pleasant thoughts...who doesn't love a wedding?
As I began reading about Charlotte I immediately liked her.  She loves helping make a bride's dream come true by helping a bride pick just the right dress at her bridal shop.
One day, on a whim, she decides to go to a local estate sale, not intending to buy anything.  But once there she is drawn to an old wooden trunk.  The auctioneer seems to draw her into the bidding and, lo and behold, before she knows what has happened Charlotte has bid on the old trunk and won!
The old trunk holds a treasure of years gone by.  When Charlotte discovers the wedding dress in the trunk's depths she sets out on a one woman crusade to find out the history of the wedding dress.  This crusade takes her from woman to another, four in all. Emily, Mary Grace, and well...Tim! 😉
This is read is romance/mystery without all the "yucky" stuff.  Just good clean reading with christian references to God.  
A great read!  
This book was provided for review by The Fiction Guild*

  • Paperback: 343 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 1st edition (April 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595549633
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595549631

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