Charlotte owns a bridal boutique in Birmingham, Alabama, and finding the perfect dress for every bride is her passion. But while she is a master at dressing others, she can’t find a dress for her own wedding. At an auction, Charlotte buys an old trunk, which contains a beautiful vintage gown. Unfortunately, her relationship falls apart, and she decides she was meant to help brides, without being one herself. As the story of the wedding dress unfolds, however, Charlotte learns about her own family history, and finds direction for her future.
The Wedding Dress tells Charlotte’s story. Author Rachel Hauck masterfully weaves in Charlotte’s present-day narrative with the stories of several women from the past, all bound together by the unique wedding dress. This novel contains the fun of contemporary fiction and historical fiction all wrapped into one package, and it is a story I enjoyed from the opening pages. Being from the south, I especially enjoyed the Birmingham setting and appreciated reading about the racial tensions and difficult working conditions for so many in the early 1900’s. As the novel tracked the stories of several women, I found myself cheering for them all in different ways, and I enjoyed the way Rachel Hauck tied everything together in the end. The only part of the story I didn’t enjoy was a recurring, mysterious God-like character. Although I appreciated the message of God’s providence and redemption implied through the use of this character, I felt I could have understood the meaning in a more subtle way.
The Wedding Dress is a fantastic story, and I highly recommend it. I can’t wait to pass my copy on to a friend who lives in Birmingham, and I am excited that we have two copies to give to our readers. If you are interested in reading The Wedding Dress, please leave a comment on this post. We’ll announce two winners on April 25.
Additionally, in honor of this new release, Rachel Hauck is engaging in a conversation about true beauty, and she is hosting her own giveaway, which includes a $200 Visa card, gift certificates, books, and more! Click on the button below for more information.
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Lauren is a wife, mother of two, and an avid reader. She blogs at Baseballs and Bows.
Another new-to-me author. Thanks for the giveaway.
Sandra K321 says
This sounds like a very enjoyable book. Please include me in the drawing.
Count me in!
Please include me..thanks!
Sounds like a fantastic book! Thanks for the chance!
thanks for this wonderful giveaway.
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Mama Bear says
Sounds like a lovely read…and set in Birmingham, Alabama, a city I once called home.
Sounds like a beautiful story!
Colleen Turner says
This sounds like a wonderful story! Please include me in your giveaway!
Angela E. says
Would really love to read.
Beth C says
Beautiful cover. I love to read about weddings!
A really great storyline and I would love to read this book.
This looks lovely! I’d love to win!
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Mary Preston says
I would love to read THE WEDDING DRESS thank you. It looks wonderful.
Looks like an interesting story, I’d love to win! Thanks.
I’d love to read this book! Both my mother and I wore my grandmother’s dress on our respective wedding days. Obviously I’m a fan of any stories about vintage gowns.
Tammy Gordon says
Sounds like a great book!
I’d like to read this book.
The cover of Rachel’s book is lovely! The premise of her book and how
Charlotte’s life unfolds sounds fabulous…This is a book that I would
enjoy reading and passing on to family and friends!
Many thanks, Cindi
I like Rachel Hauck’s books! 🙂
I would love to win this! Sounds great!
Joyness Sparkles says
This book looks amazing! It has everything…relationships, history and even a wedding dress! I really hope I win!
Carolyn Wolfe says
I am very interested in reading this book, it sounds intriguing tying many lives to one very special dress. I am looking forward to reading it.
The Wedding Dress sounds like a lovely story of romance and history. Please add me!
Ths premise for this book sounds interesting. Added it to my TBR list.
Stacie Gorkow says
Sounds like a great read! Romance and history are great combinations!
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Linda Kish says
I would love to win/read this book. It sounds terrific.
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Angela Calvert says
I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!
Historical and Contemporary fiction woven together into one book? Yep! Sounds great – thanks for the giveaway!
Good one for me to read, thanks
My girlfriend would like to win this book.
Please enter me for this one also,thanks
samantha w says
would like to read this one
Sounds like a very good story.
So many stories behind one dress.
Carol M says
I would love to read this! Thank you!
Good book for the misses to read.
Sound like a good summer read. Thanks for the giveaway
Thanks for sharing.
Staci A says
It sounds like a great book!
Anita Yancey says
This book sounds very interesting. I also like the fact it is set in Birmingham. I would really enjoy reading this book. Please enter me. Thanks!