Author: Rachel Hauck
Trade Paper 352 pages
Retail Price: $15.99
Can be purchased from Thomas Nelson
Once again Rachel Hauck has captured my heart with her ability to pen such a beautiful story. From the beginning, I was captivated with Charlotte and her gift to find the perfect wedding gown. She could make everyone happy, but she couldn't seem do the same for herself.
When Charlotte buys a mysterious trunk, the contents make her search for answers about the woman or women who owned the beautiful item before and why they had the trunk sealed. As she continues on her search, she finds out about three other women spanning a century and what happened to each of them and how they connect to her.
There are times when one feels connected to a story and when that story ends, one feels a loss because they don't want to close the book and say goodbye to the characters. This is how I felt about Charlotte and her quest. Her being able to help others and not herself rang true for me. The curiosity of a sealed trunk and its contents would have also driven me to want to find out more, so again, I found a real connection with Charlotte.
What Charlotte discovers and the answers it brings gives a most satisfying ending to such a heartfelt story. Rachel's prose and gift for writing makes this a story that I will remember for a long time!
About the Book:
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.
Want to learn more about the author?
You can find out more about Rachel Hauck and her work by visiting her website at: http://www.rachelhauck.com/