I’ve decided the every so often I need a romance type novel in my life. I just don’t want one that is trashy and has a cover that needs to be hidden from prying eyes.
The Wedding Dress fits that bill for me. The characters are appealing and there are no intense sex scenes to offend my Christian sensibilities. Bouncing around the stories of the different women connected to the wedding dress is done in such a manner that it flows well rather than seeming disjointed. And, as a Christian romance novel, the characters are looking towards God at different times in their lives.
I also have to admit that I love how the wedding dress serves as an anchor point for each story being told. Reading through an early chapter where Charlotte is helping a bride to be select her perfect dress had me reminiscing over my own preparations for marriage. The desire to feel special and look wonderful for your groom is such a universal aspect of being betrothed and Ms. Hauck does a wonderful job capturing that aspect. Additionally, she paints a realistic point of view of a woman having mixed feelings about a choice that is life altering.
About the book:
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.
About Rachel Hauck:
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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Disclaimer ~ No compensation was given for this post. I was provided with a copy of the book to facilitate a review. Any opinions are my own.