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The Wedding Shop

Narrated by: Windy Lanzl
Series: Heart's Bend, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (213 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Wedding Dress comes The Wedding Shop

“I adored The Wedding Shop! Rachel Hauck has created a tender, nostalgic story, weaving together two pairs of star-crossed lovers from the present and the past with the magical space that connects them. So full of heart and heartache and redemption, this book is one you’ll read long into the night, until the characters become your friends, and Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, your second hometown.” (Beatriz Williams, New York Times best-selling author) 

Two women separated by decades. Both set out to help others find their dreams when their own have crumbled. 

It's the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman after having inherited her great aunt's wedding shop in Heart's Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet. 

More than 80 years later, former Air Force Captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart's Bend after finishing her commitment to military service. After the devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth about the man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life. When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played and dreamed as children, she begins a journey of courage, mystery, and love. As Cora's and Haley's stories intertwine through time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love. 

The Wedding Shop is the kind of book I love, complete with flawed yet realistic characters, dual timelines that intersect unexpectedly, a touch of magic, and a large dose of faith. Two breathtaking romances are the perfect bookends for this novel about love, forgiveness, and following your dreams. And a stunning, antique wedding dress with a secret of its own. This is more than just a good read - it’s a book to savor.” (Karen White, New York Times best-selling author)

©2016 Rachel Hauck (P)2016 Zondervan

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  • Michael
  • Easley, SC, United States
  • 02-25-17

A delightful and inspiring story of faith and love

I still like her previous book, The Wedding Dress, better. However, it was still an enjoyable listen. The narrator was not my favorite, but I am not exactly sure why. Just my personal preference.

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AWESOME

This was one of the best books I have listened .Awesome everything!!!!!!! Loved it!!

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  • Noma
  • HERRIMAN, UTAH, United States
  • 08-24-16

Excellent!

I loved it. Kept my attention from the first. It just went together so well

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Could not put it down

Absolutely hooked on the characters and story in this book. I found it completely by accident scrolling through my recommended titles, but once I started listening I never wanted to shut it off.

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Love love love

This book is a beautiful reminder of God promises. I love the story and how everything comes together. If only we could all listen when God speaks.

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Excellent Conclusion of the Series!

I really enjoyed listening to The Wedding Shop. Excellent storytelling in both time periods. I loved the connection between the stories too.
For the life of me, I couldn't see why Cora allowed Rufus to string her along for five years! I had him pegged as a scoundrel pretty quickly, but not to the extent that he really was. I was cheering when Cora finally confronted him. I loved Birch even more for standing by her.
I liked Haley and Cole together. It was fun to see their relationship develop despite Haley telling Cole she "wasn't looking for a relationship."
Rachel Hauck gently wove in God's grace, mercy, and forgiveness throughout both stories. It touched my heart.
I highly recommend this book as well as The Wedding Dress and The Wedding Chapel.
This was an excellent conclusion to the series, though it does well as a stand-alone novel.

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Beautiful, timeless, redemptive.

This quickly became one of my favorite books of all time. I didn’t want to put it down and I didn’t want it to end. The narrator was phenomenal! I’m so sad it’s over and I look forward to re-reading it in the future.

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The Wedding Shop

Loved it! Could hardly wait to pick up again and continue the story:). Loved the moral and lesson behind this story of God's path for Haley...

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I found my favorite author...

I fell in with every person in this book, It deserves more then 5 stars so I'm going for 10.. I love the bridal shop with all it history and the way it touched the lives of so many through time, I felt like I was actually in the 1930s as this book played out and I was in the family a monks the women. And then in the lives of Haley and her family. I did not want this book to end. So much about it but mainly I love that they put so much of how much the Lord loves us. They did not leave him out of their lives, and we should not leave him out of ours.

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I love this book! highly recommend!

This is one of my favorite books. listen for the spiritual guidance and life lessons it contains. Thank you Rachel Hauck.