Friday, April 6, 2012

Blog Tour: The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck Book Review

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  • The Wedding Dress (by Rachel Hauck)
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The Wedding DressThe Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was a pleasant surprise for me.  I have read many historical fiction books in my time, and I have thoroughly enjoyed them.  I am also an incredible fan of Christian romances, but this was so refreshingly different from anything I have ever read.  And I read it very quickly.

The entire premise behind this book is a wedding dress that came into contact with four women and impacted them all in special ways.  This means that the dress is over 100 years old.  And it just so happens that Charlotte ends up getting this dress--almost by accident.  She has no idea when she gets it what a marvelous journey she will undertake!

Because the book covered four different women and showed how their stories intersect, I was quite intrigued.  It was also clear how strongly divine appointment figured into the story.  There were too many coincidences for it to not be the work of God.  I loved how the author wove everything together in a unique, endearing story.  I think I experienced every emotion along with these characters.

My favorite character was Emily.  I was glad that the author spent her time covering this wonderful character.  However, Charlotte was the one with whom I could identify.  And God definitely spoke to me through her.  I was reminded that God puts everything in our lives for a reason, and we just have to trust Him for the outcome.  God doesn't give us good gifts and then delight in taking them away just to tease us or punish us.

The center of the story is definitely this magical dress.  It seems to take on a life of its own.  And I was quite pleased to see the parallels that the author drew between the Christian walk and the wedding dress.  This is a historical romance that I think just about anyone who likes that genre would enjoy.  It is a charming story told from a wonderfully fresh perspective.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated in any way, and opinions are 100 percent mine.

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Rachel Hauck is the bestselling author of Carol Award winnerSweet 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.

Visit for more about Debora and her books. 

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 to reader her blog, and to follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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1 comment:

  1. I'd like to buy my sister this book to inspire her more before she gets married next month. She will be wearing a temple dress which we inherited from our grandmother. She's too emotional with that.


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