Mar 27, 2012

The Wedding Dress

The dress might as well have just appeared on her doorstep. It would have been just as much of a surprise that way. But it didn't. She bought the dress, in an old trunk, one that had been welded shut. No one knew the contents. The trunk wasn't even on the list of items to be auctioned. And yet it was. And she bought it. Now what to do with it?

When Charlotte gets the trunk open and finds the dress, her first instinct is to find a bride for it. After all, finding brides for wedding dresses is her job, her passion. That is why she opened her own bridal boutique. But this dress wants her. It calls to her. It whispers to her. It asks her to find out about its past. And so she does. As she researches who had the dress made and who wore it, she finds out about herself as well. A path through history becomes a road to self discovery.

Rachel Hauck does an excellent job describing the scenes in this book. The reader can actually picture the dress as it hangs on the dress form. They can feel the loneliness that Charlotte feels as she breaks her engagement to Tim. They laugh with her, cry with her, and feel a sense of relief when she discovers.... oh, I can't give that away! I hope you enjoy The Wedding Dress as much as I did.

I received this complementary book from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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