Litfuse Blog Tour & Review: The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

The Wedding Dress
by Rachel Hauck
Copyright 2012
Thomas Nelson Publishers
ISBN: 9781595549631
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 Thoughts:
I'm probably the world's most romantic human being, I see the beauty in everything and old things are what I love the most. Give me an old Victorian with crumbling gingerbread trim and tread wear to it's hardwood floors over that beautiful new mansion across the street any day. The same goes with an old book or an old piece of jewelry, I love to imagine who turned the pages before me, maybe a young lady sitting on her porch swing on a summer day or the beau who surprised his sweetheart with a brooch he saved for a month to get. I'm the type who doesn't see wear and tear in things but love and care.

When I picked up The Wedding Dress, a story of a mysterious and beautiful 100-year-old wedding gown that finds its way into the hands of a modern bride-to-be, I immediately knew this was going to be my kind of book and it was in so many ways, it was like some of my imaginings brought to life in book form! Rachel Hauck combined everything I love into one story - antiques, weddings, romance, and mystery. It doesn't matter if you love contemporary romance or historical romance, christian fiction or no, this book is terrific. I will admit part of the story concerning Mary Grace sidetracked me a bit and sort of took away from the general flow of things but in and of itself it was still an interesting "bit" of story. After having read The Wedding Dress and getting to know Charlotte, our heroine, I have to say I could definitely read more of Emily, Mary Grace and Hillary in their own books. This was such an enchanting story and had the feel of a modern-day fairy tale that I wish more author's would write.

All in all this was a great book which I highly recommend if you are as much a romantic as I am! ;-)

~5 stars~

See what others are saying about the book HERE

*I received my complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for posting my honest opinion/review of it for the tour.*


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 get-away!)
  • 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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Happy Reading!!!


  1. Fantastic review! :) Sounds like a great book!!


    1. Thanks Amber, I think you'll love it!

      XOXO~ Renee

  2. Awww! I would have liked to get this one - it looks/sounds so sweet, much like that cute TV movie from several years ago. Plus that dress is gorgeous! I'll have to pick it up next time I am at the book store. =)

    1. I know, this cover is one of my faves! I do love a pretty dress. ;-)

      XOXO~ Renee

  3. I really enjoyed this book too. Great review as always, Renee!

    1. Thank you Casey. I just love Rachel's books. :-)

      XOXO~ Renee

  4. Great review! I review for Litfuse but missed this tour. I am your newest GFC follower. I also grabbed your button.

    1. Thank you so much for becoming a follower and for grabbing my button. :-) I hope you like it here!

      xoxo~ Renee


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