Four brides; one dress: a tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love. Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift - and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress - or feel certain she should marry Tim?
Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Who welded the lock shut and tucked the dog tags in that little sachet? Who left it in the basement for a ten-year-old girl? And what about the mysterious man in the purple vest who insists the dress had been “redeemed”?
Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history - and its new bride - begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. Emily, from 1912; Mary Grace, from 1939; Hillary, from 1968: each with her own story of promise, pain, and destiny. And each with something unique to share. For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the beauty of finding true love.
©2012 Rachel Hauck (P)2012 Oasis
I wish I had have known before I bought it. I stopped listening after the 10th mention of prayer and God. I have no problem with anyone listening to whatever type of literature they want I just wish I'd known before I wasted my credit.
The Wedding Dress has a simple charm. I enjoyed the weaving of the life of the present-day heroine with the life of a girl in the past. I enjoyed the good, clean story line. However, I thought the purple-clad "angel" and some other plot elements were contrived and pushed believability a bit too far.
Grandmother's example inspired my love of books. Guilty pleasure = weekend naps w. 1 or more cats, & being read to sleep by Audible app.
Wish the description had made clear that this was Christian romance. I've read plenty of Christian works, but I like knowing what I'm getting into. The religious angle was very heavy in this book. And there was one loose end left hanging - unless I missed an explanation of a certain character.
I read the reviews first but figured that ,being a devout Catholic, I wouldn't mind the heavy religious references. I was wrong. I finished the story, and enjoyed it but found that the extremely heavy "Jesus talk" interfered with the story more than complimented it.
"Wow Wow Wow"
Was not expecting such a fantastic spine tingling story
Compulsive listening heartwarming tale
I loved it
This is a really nice book, it doesnt have a gripping storyline but is so lovely you want to keep listening. I really felt i knew the central character and was drawn into her world. I would recommend this to anyone who just wants to relax and listen to a nice book.
"The wedding dress"
No I was drawn to this book as I enjoy books that are set in more than one time period,. Sadly for me this book was a let down far too predictable plot. Once I had reached the halfway point in the book, I thought I might as well carry onto the end. I was glad when I finished it.
No, especially if her other books had the same high volume of religious content.
no. I have heard the southern accent performed better by other narrators in other books.
No, because the history of the dress has already been covered in this book.
"I love it!!!"
I am a bit of a hard nut but this book has restored my feminine desire for romance and mysticism.
I like the tale of how this dress got to the rightful owners, lead her to discover her identity. Good holiday readers,
"Nice romantic book"
Nice story, a few romantic stories in it. not very exciting as in you know what's going to happen but it's just listening to the path they took in life
"The Wedding Dress"
I loved this story... And i did not want it to end... I really enjoyed the book.. From Sue
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