Friday, April 6, 2012

book review: "the wedding dress" by rachel hauck

"One dress. Four women. An amazing destiny.

Charlotte Malone is getting married. Yet all is not settled in the heart of Birmingham's chic bridal boutique owner. Charlotte can dress any bride to perfection-except herself. When she discovers a vintage mint-condition wedding gown in a battered old trunk, Charlotte embarks on a passionate journey to discover the women who wore the gown before her.

Emily in 1912. Mary in 1939. And Hillary in 1968. Each woman teaches Charlotte something about love in her own unique way. Woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte's heritage, the power of faith, and the beauty of finding true love."

Rachel won me over with Dining with Joy. I finished The Wedding Dress with a smile on my face and I like when that happens! I thought Charlotte and Tim were just really cute together - even when they had broken up. I thought the third person references just added a fun touch to the story. Though it's a love story, I didn't feel like that element overpowered everything else - it was a good balance. I also liked the historical element of Daniel and Emily. I found myself a little annoyed with Emily that it took her until her wedding day to figure out the truth about Philip but I liked the way Rachel tied their story to Charlotte and Tim's. I'm definitely looking forward to her next book!

I received a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity for my honest review.

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  1. Never heard of this author before...thanks for the review!

  2. kathy, if you're familiar with jenny b. jones ("save the date"), then you would like rachel hauck. if not, then there's another author for you to look into :)