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 Hauck is the bestselling author of Carol Award winner Sweet Caroline, and RITA Finalist Love Starts With Elle, and of the critically acclaimed fiction collaboration with multi-platinum country artist Sara Evans, The Songbird Novels.
She lives in sunny, though sometimes hurricane plagued, central Florida with her husband and their ornery pets.
Rachel earned a degree in Journalism form Ohio State University and is a huge Buckeyes football fan. She is the past President of American Christian Fiction Writers and now sits on the board as an Advisor. Visit her web site at www.rachelhauck.com to reader her blog, and to follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
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True Beauty Giveaway & Author Chat Party
What is "true" beauty? Join the conversation at Rachel's Author Chat Party Event Page. On the eventing of 4/19 we'll gather to talk about inner and outer beauty and share moments of beauty in our lives.
In the meantime, celebrate with Rachel by entering her True Beauty Giveaway!
One "beautiful" winner will receive:
- A $200 Visa Cash Card (Treat yourself to a spa day or weekend get-away!)
- The Wedding Dress (by Rachel Hauck)
So grab a few of your friends and your copy of The Wedding Dress and join Rachel on the evening of April 19th for an evening of fun.
The Wedding Dress is a story spanning one hundred years, four brides, and one beautiful wedding dress. Each of the brides had a unique story, yet they were bonded together without even realizing it.
The description of the actual wedding dress is breathtaking, but its influence and significance is so much more than satin, pearls and gold thread. I loved the mystery of the trunk that had been welded shut, and couldn't wait to find out what treasures would be found inside when it was finally opened.
Who doesn't enjoy a timeless love story? This story is also inspirational as it follows the lives of four women searching for love, faith, and personal redemption. As the pieces of the puzzle are finally revealed, I was totally satisfied with the outcome. I would love to find out what happens next with this amazing wedding dress, and wish there was a second book that continues the story.
Thanks to Rachel Hauck for writing another fantastic book, I highly recommend this one!
Disclosure: Review copy received through Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.