The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

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...considering the spiritual message both on the surface and between the lines, this novel is incredible. Readers will laugh, cry and treasure this book.
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From New York Times bestselling author comes The Wedding Dress.

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 discovers 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 timeless beauty of finding true love.

“The story of four loveable women, miraculously bound by one gown, whose lives span a century . . . will take your breath away.” —Beth Webb Hart, bestselling author of Love, Charleston


About Rachel Hauck

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RITA-finalist Rachel Hauck lives in Florida with her husband, Tony. She is the author of Dining with Joy; Sweet Caroline; Love Starts with Elle; and The Sweet By and By, co-authored with Sara Evans. Visit and
Published April 2, 2012 by Thomas Nelson. 351 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction, History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Mar 20 2016
Weeks as Bestseller
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Reviewed by Melissa Parcel on Mar 24 2016

...considering the spiritual message both on the surface and between the lines, this novel is incredible. Readers will laugh, cry and treasure this book.

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Reviewed by Amanda Schafer on Apr 19 2012

Rachel Hauck is a great writer and can really draw a reader in. I was a bit disappointed at first because The Wedding Dress did not “grab” me in the way her books usually do. But I kept reading and within a few chapters I was hooked!

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Reviewed by SB Sarah on Jul 15 2013

If you haven’t gathered, this was not the book for me. I thought the writing was decent. The description is a little lengthy but overall good. The religious elements weren’t overpowering but added to the characters and how they related to one another.

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Reviewed by Katie McCurdy on Apr 23 2012

The writing style was sharp and vivid, grabbing my attention from the first page. There were several passionate kisses between characters, but Hauck keeps the details down, making The Wedding Dress a book to be recommended for both older and younger readers...

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Reviewed by Rel on Jul 10 2012

...Rachel Hauck entices the reader into each woman’s journey, the history of their era and the emotion and suspense of each love story and the miraculous nature of the dress. The Wedding Dress is a story to be pondered and savoured long after the last page is turned.

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on Apr 04 2012

...Emily’s story runs along with Charlotte’s, giving this book both a contemporary and historical feel. The story contains the perfect amount of mystery and suspense. And the underlying spiritual message of the bride of Christ is subtle, not preachy.

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