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Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck....a review

The Wedding Dress was a delightful read!   Sometimes when you talk about a christian writer, it is prickly to incorporate God into the story, but in this book, adding God felt totally right and was smoothly done.  Maybe I have changed, but it felt right and good to me.

Our heroine, Charlotte Malone, owns a bridal dress shop, is engaged to Tim Rose and is not the typical bride to be.   She drives up to Red Mountain to pray about the things bothering her and her upcoming marriage.    But when she arrives, it is anything but peace and quiet.   There is an auction going on.   So when she takes a look around, a little man, wearing a purple shirt, is the auctioneer and he picks Charlotte out of the crowd....is the trunk that is welded shut calling out to her?    Well it sure must have been...she ran the bid up to one thousand dollars and took the ugly trunk home with her.

Shortly thereafter, she and Tim break up.   He's just not sure he's ready to marry.   There's no postponing til later, Charlotte feels it is over.   When the man in the purple shirt shows up at her store asking if she has opened the trunk, she is not only leary of him, but indeed curious as to what lies in wait inside the trunk.   Her friend Tim, agrees to help her open the trunk.

Inside is the beautiful wedding gown with a mystery history.  And the search begins for the history of the gorgeous gown, sewn with golden threads, never altered....always in style...and fits to the bride it is meant for.

I loved this story.   Ms Hauck did a phenomenal job of building her characters, three past brides and their men, their families and the history of the beautiful dress!    Her story came full circle and Charlotte and Tim did too.

This book would be a good book for a book club to read and discuss.  I felt as if God had spoken to me through the characters and I enjoyed the read very much.    Thank you for sharing Rachel Hauck!   I was not disappointed with your book one bit!!!

3 comments:

Stepping Out of the Page said...

Such a lovely review! I am so glad that you enjoyed this book so much. From your review, I agree that it'd be a good book-club choice. Really good. Thanks for sharing!

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Tia said...

Sounds like a good read! Thanks for sharing!

Beth Cutwright said...

Bless you both for commenting! I love feedback!