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
if the girl from 1812 would have been wiser. there was no reason for her be confused about what was the right decision.
i have listened to a few of her other ones and i really liked them.
most of the 1812 scenes.
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.
Overall the story was great but I struggled with the dialogue for the 20's time period. Not sure if this was because of the narrator or the actual verbiage. It was a bit too stilted and predictable to match the story line. The modern-day dialogue was was much more believable.
Very reminiscent of a good Lifetime movie. Good story line, you will start to figure out where it's going toward the end. It's was hard for me at first to keep with all the names and boyfriends, but I finally got it. Good read. I liked Emily's story.
If you go into this unknowingly, as I did, you'll be surprised to learn that it's Christian fiction. Nothing wrong with it, and it's fairly tame, but it's there.
What's fascinating is that in the story which unfolds in 3 different eras, the one that is from the early 1900s is in some ways the most modern in terms of thinking and perspective and a strong female protagonist!
A breezy but charming read. Not a must-read, but not a waste of time either.
No. Too preachy.
If it's "Christian" lit, then yes. And ... it should be identified when offered for sale, just as YA fiction is, romance, thrillers, etc. I'm not anti-religion, I just think it's a private matter for each person and the constant references to praying about this or that ruined the rest of the story for me.
I'm very glad Audible allows for returns. I bought the Kindle edition as well (for whisper sync) and I'm hoping they'll allow returns as well.
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