The Wedding Dress
3.83/5 by 25545 users

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.

Title:The Wedding Dress
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages

    The Wedding Dress Reviews

  • Sophie
    Aug 12, 2013

    UGH. I did not know that this was "religious fiction," going into it. By the time I figured it out (which wasn't too long - all the characters have the same language about God and Him and churchiness)...

  • Jenn O'Brien
    Jun 21, 2012

    As a whole, this was a good story, I liked the characters (especially in 1912) and I liked the concept of figuring out the history of the wedding dress; but somewhere along the line, I think this book...

  • Katie
    Mar 19, 2012

    First posted on my blog, Legacy of a Writer.I was blown away by this beautiful, awe-inspiring tale of one dress that spans—and impacts—the lives of four special women. The Wedding Dress revolves a...

  • Deanne Patterson
    Feb 22, 2017

    Wow,this book was mystical,magical,sweet,sassy,spunky,redeeming and it felt like fairy dust was sprinkled within the pages. I absolutely loved it!...

  • Abbi
    Mar 15, 2012

    I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, this book!!!!! This is officially one of my all time favorite books!Full review here: http://writingchristiannovels.blogspo......

  • Casey
    Jul 12, 2011

    “The Wedding Dress” belongs in a league completely its own, with a tapestry of love stories that will, as the cover endorsement so perfectly stated “leave you breathless.” I was easily impress...

  • Kimberly
    May 17, 2012

    While I did like this underlying premise of the book.....any enjoyment was outweighed by the author's amazing ability to include two major race tropes while only haveing ONE character of color. There ...

  • Obsidian
    Dec 26, 2015

    My own fault for buying this book without double-checking the genre. I have to be in the mood to read Christian romance. Most of it doesn't float my boat at all. This one was distracting with the asid...

  • Gwendolyn Gage
    Dec 18, 2012

    This charming romance blends both Contemporary and Historical through unique characters spanning a hundred years. Meet Charlotte, a wedding boutique owner who takes pride and pleasure in helping bride...

  • Staci
    Feb 10, 2017

    Beautiful story.Main character Charlotte is living in today's world with all its modern conveniences and technology. Secondary character Emily lived during the early 1900s. Despite the large time span...

About Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck

New York Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Rachel Hauck writes from sunny central Florida.A RITA finalist and winner of Romantic Times Inspirational Novel of the Year, she writes vivid characters dealing with real life issues.She loves to hear from readers. She also loves to encourage new writers and sits on the Executive Board of American Christian Fiction Writers.. A