Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

The Wedding Dress is the story of Charlotte, a modern day bridal shop owner, who buys a trunk at an auction that contains an antique wedding dress. Charlotte is engaged but seems to be dawdling on last minute details that must be completed before her wedding day - from finding a dress for herself to mailing out the invitations. During both flashbacks and discoveries by Charlotte, we learn about the lives of three women in the past whom wore the wedding dress.

The Wedding Dress takes readers to multiple time periods set in Alabama -from 1912 to 1939 to 1968. As a resident of Alabama for nearly four years, I loved reading a story set in my new home state. I am easily confused by stories with flashbacks and multiple story lines but it wasn't an issue in The Wedding Dress as each was so different and most chapters were marked with the character and/or time period.

I had a hard time putting down The Wedding Dress and was so glad to be able to cuddle up with it last night and finish a good read. Hauck did a beautiful job of blending contemporary fiction with historical fiction to tell a story of true love.

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