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.
I adore everything antique and vintage from rustic homes and furniture, to books and clothing. Vintage items draw me in with their unknown yet intriguing history, their worn and well loved appearance, and the musty smell of years gone by. To say that The Wedding Dress was a perfect fit for me (pun intended) would be an understatement.
Four stories spanning a hundred years yet intimately and intricately sewn together through the common link of a wedding dress that defies age and circumstance. This book was, in a word, exquisite. Where a lesser author would have a book feeling fragmented and have characters competing for attention, Rachel Hauck excels at drawing each of the four unique accounts into one harmonious entity. This story transcends time and genre as it manoeuvres between history and present day. Each woman’s story resonates with equal poignancy and intrigue. The providential arrival of the dress into each woman’s life is gloriously symbolic of a greater love than romance-a love that can only be offered by our perfect Heavenly Father.
I mourned the end of this book as four incredible women bid me farewell as they walked into their divinely ordained destiny. For a story involving a “one size fits all” wedding dress, I do not doubt that every woman who reads it will have it fit a special place in their heart and their bookshelf.
**Review copy provided by Litfuse Publicity**