Monday, April 16, 2012

Blog Tour & Review: The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

Title: The Wedding Dress
Author: Rachel Hauck
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 2012)

Source: Received from publisher via LitFuse Publicity Group

Buy book: here
About the Book:
One dress. Four women. An amazing destiny.

Charlotte Malone is getting married. Yet all is not settled in the heart of Birmingham's chic bridal boutique owner. Charlotte can dress any bride to perfection-except herself. When she discovers a vintage mint-condition wedding gown in a battered old trunk, Charlotte embarks on a passionate journey to discover the women who wore the gown before her.

Emily in 1912. Mary in 1939. And Hillary in 1968. Each woman teaches Charlotte something about love in her own unique way. Woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte's heritage, the power of faith, and the beauty of finding true love

I fell in love with the cover when I saw it for the first time. I don't know what it is about weddings, especially bridal gowns, and women, but I am a sucker for all things wedding-related even though I am already married. This story was a wonderful read and I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end.

The Wedding Dress tells us the story of four very different women whose stories are woven together by a dress. The main character, Charlotte, owns a bridal gown store and can find a dress for every woman but herself. I really enjoyed learning about all the different women, Emily, Hillary, Mary and Charlotte as she goes about finding about the women that wore the vintage wedding dress before her and how this particular dress impacts each of their lives over the span of multiple generations. It reminded me a lot of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants because miraculously this wedding gown did not need any alterations between the four women.

It is a wonderfully crafted tale of true love, faith and redemption. You will enjoy learning about the characters, especially Emily and Charlotte, and grow to really be invested in them as a character. I appreciated the little doses of God sprinkled through the book to tie in the spirituality aspect as well. What a wonderful reminder about how the Gospel of Jesus Christ is always in style, never wears out and fits everyone!

This story is as beautiful as the cover. I know you will fall in love with it!

5 stars

About the Author:
Rachel Hauck is the bestselling author of Carol Award winner Sweet Caroline, and RITA Finalist Love Starts With Elle, and of the critically acclaimed fiction collaboration with multi-platinum country artist Sara Evans, The Songbird Novels.

She lives in sunny, though sometimes hurricane plagued, central Florida with her husband and their ornery pets.

Visit for more about Debora and her books.

Rachel earned a degree in Journalism form Ohio State University and is a huge Buckeyes football fan. She is the past President of American Christian Fiction Writers and now sits on the board as an Advisor. Visit her web site at to reader her blog, and to follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

What is "true" beauty? Join the conversation at Rachel's Author Chat Party Event Page. On the eventing of 4/19 we'll gather to talk about inner and outer beauty and share moments of beauty in our lives.

In the meantime, celebrate with Rachel by entering her True Beauty Giveaway!

One "beautiful" winner will receive:

  • A $200 Visa Cash Card (Treat yourself to a spa day or weekend
  • The Wedding Dress (by Rachel Hauck)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 4/18/12. Winner will be announced at Rachel's "True Beuaty" Author Chat Facebook Party on 4/19. Rachel will be hosting an evening of beauty (inner/outer) chat, fun trivia, laughter, and encouragement - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and a Book Club Prize Pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club and a live chat with Rachel via Skype.)

So grab a few of your friends and your copy of The Wedding Dress and join Rachel on the evening of April 19th for an evening of fun.

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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 19th!

Please check out the other stops on the blog tour! Special thanks to Litfuse for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour.


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