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The Wedding Dress Audiobook

The Wedding Dress

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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©2012 Rachel Hauck (P)2012 Oasis

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    "Best performance I've ever heard"

    What a gifted narrater! Best I've ever heard.
    Made the book so easy to follow and interesting to listen to

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    Susan P 04-10-14
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    "This book gets 5 BIG stars!"

    This is my first Rachel Hauck book but definitely won't be my last. She tells a story that develops through the years and does an excellent job of going back and forth between the past and the present, without being confusing. There's plenty of twists and turns as well as romance and humor. This is the first time I have heard this narrator, and she was perfect for this book. I highly recommend this book, author and narrator!

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    Cassandra Bluffdale, UT, United States 10-18-12
    Cassandra Bluffdale, UT, United States 10-18-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Christian literature"

    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.

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    Jill Majors 07-20-17
    Jill Majors 07-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Story about life, live & redemption"

    Loved this book from start to finish! Very upbeat and interesting characters. I recommend this book to people who enjoy a good story about fun & friendships. Enjoy!

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    "Beautifully written & narrated story!"

    I was hooked into this novel from the beginning. The narrator did an excellent job and enhanced this beautiful love story. I couldn't put it down. It was great from cover to cover!

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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 06-28-17
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    "The Wedding Dress"

    If you want to get a young-adult-girl interested in reading, this one would make a great gift. The Wedding Dress is a story of a wedding dress boutique owner who buys an old trunk containing … wait for it … a wedding dress. The sleuthing begins and moves through the lives of the three women who have worn the dress since it was custom made in 1912.

    The Wedding Dress is a terrific novel for a young adult, tween female, or a die hard romantic. Not intended to be great literature but simply pleasant reading requiring no deep thought … only significant tolerance for strong Christian beliefs. If you’re looking for a nail-biting-page-turner, I suggest you skip it. More along the lines of a decent Nancy Drew-Christian Romance that will keep you interested.

    No foul language, no sex, nothing but sweet syrup for the soul.

    Narration by Eleni Pappageorge is fine, a respectable variety of voices, well produced. No issues with tempo, production, etc.

    Close to ten hours of listening, The Wedding Dress is written by Rachel Hauck, published by Oasis Audio, and released by Audible in 2012.

    A decent story and very listenable for the right audience.

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    Amazon Customer Calif 06-06-17
    Amazon Customer Calif 06-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    Great book will read or listen to it again. Will read more from this author.

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    Mrs.Faz 03-29-17
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    I loved this book from the very first page! The way the author intertwined all four stories is brilliant! Highly recommend this book.

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    Carolyn BRANDON, FL, US 03-24-17
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    "You can stop listening!! Leaves you wanting more!!"

    This book keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. I honestly could not stop listening to it I had to know what happened next. I really hope she writes a book that continues off of this one, I would love to know what happens in Emily's life with Daniel, and if Phil ended up marrying the girl he was seeing, and how Charlotte and Tim's life grew!!

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    "Entertaining story of women and love"

    A nice story that creatively crosses time featuring woven elements of love, life and path.

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