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.
After meeting Rachel Hauck in person at the Oregon Christian Writers Conference, I knew I had to get one of her books. She is such an engaging, dynamic person, I had a hunch that energy and personality would slip into her books. After reading The Wedding Dress, I think that is an understatement.
Hauck creates memorable characters with quirks and faults that plague most every-day homo sapiens. She brilliantly weaves the tales of all four women together and I was never lost or confused. With strong descriptions, catchy details and unexpected twists, The Wedding Dress was a highly addictive read.
This book will satisfy contemporary fiction fans and historical fiction fans alike. And it might leave you with the urge to go dress shopping. Just saying.