Saturday, April 14, 2012

Litfuse Blog Tour: The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

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 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."

My Review
The Wedding Dress was a breathtaking romance- a butterflies-in-your-stomach romance. I loved the legacy of the wedding dress and how it was worn through four generations of women- the dress fitting each one perfectly. And I especially loved how the dress was used as a symbolism of the gospel of the

Rachel weaved the story of the four women seamlessly together and I was shocked- and pleasantly surprised- how the pieces fit. And she did exceptionally well in not confusing the reader as to who of the characters was speaking. The plot itself was phenomenal. Very gripping- especially with Rachel's lovely writing style. The romantic tension was high and there were many obstacles in the characters way, which caused me to sigh with pleasure when I got my hoped for ending.

The characters were easy to bond with and love. I especially loved Charlotte and Emily (and Tim and Daniel:). The only thing that struck a wrong cord with me was Emily's emotions. Several times I muttered "stupid girl." And Phillip was really brazen, but then again, it fit his character well.

If your looking for a sweep-me-off-my-feet romance, with high romantic tension, mystery, and an edifying spiritual message, then look no farther than The Wedding Dress. I highly recommend it and give it 5 stars. It can be bought on Amazon.

**Thanks to the publishers through Litfuse for providing a free copy of this book in exchange of my honest review.

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.

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

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
. 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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  1. Aizess,
    I Defintley agree with you the book was great. If it wasn't for the Sister Wives series that I read, this one would have come second in my favorites. Nothing has yet to beat Promise Me This.

  2. Great review! I also review for Litfuse but did not join this tour. Sounds like a good book. I am now following on GFC and grabbed your button.