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.
Rachel Hauck lives in sunny, though sometimes hurricane plagued, central Florida with her husband and their ornery pets. She 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.
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.
MY REVIEW: I received this book in exchange for my participation in this blog tour. However, I’ve been excited about reading it since Rachel first told me about it. I’m a happily ever after girl who loves weddings, wedding dresses, and romance. And with this book–we have all three times four. Rachel Hauck’s imagery and wordsmithing captivates me. I loved the seamless way Rachel threaded the present with the past as Charlotte, the main character, searched the history of a wedding dress found in an old trunk. The Wedding Dress is a beautiful story of romance, courage and belief in the One who gives us an eternal happily ever after. Visit the other blogs on this blog tour. Buy your copy here: http://www.thomasnelson.com/the-wedding-dress.html
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.
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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)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 4/18/12. Winner will be announced at Rachel’s “True Beauty” Facebook Party on 4/19. Rachel will be hosting an evening of beauty (inner/outer) chat, fun trivia, laughter, and encouragement – bring your friends! She’ll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and a Book Club Prize Pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club and a live chat with Rachel via Skype.)
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 the best of Rachel Hauck — lyrical writing, symbolism seamlessly woven into the storyline … I couldn't put this book down!
I'm looking forward to reading this! And I LOVE the cover!
I've been hearing about this book for a while now, and I can't wait to read it! What a fabulous concept!
I've heard this book is great. I'll add it to my list today. Thanks for sharing your review.