The Wedding Shop absolutely grabbed hold of my heart! This novel easily ranks among my favorites of this year. It is a dual timeline story, with both the present and the past being equally enthralling to me. And, wow, the author truly did such a great job of weaving the two stories together. There are so many amazing connections between past and present that slowly show themselves the farther you read. I found myself catching my breath at times, especially with Cora Scott’s story from the past, as she worked to find the right path for her life, while also providing a special bridal experience for every young woman who came to her.
There is a beautiful story of grace and forgiveness nestled in these pages! Both Cora Scott and Haley Morgan battle with their hearts regarding love, God’s forgiveness, and following His leading. I absolutely adored the beautiful love stories that unfolded for both women. The Wedding Shop is a powerful story that I truly loved.
I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Two women separated by decades. Both set out to help others find their dreams when their own have crumbled.
It’s the 1930s, and Cora is taking the reins at her family’s wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee. Brides come from far away to be doted on by Cora and her family while they find the perfect wedding dress. Meanwhile, Cora has found her true love, Rufus, a riverboat captain. Cora counts the days until his return from the river, and she continues to wait for him as days turn into months and months turn into years. When he finally returns, she receives the shock of a lifetime: he is married to another. Nursing her heartbreak, she must find a way to continue pouring her heart into the hopes and dreams of the brides who visit her shop, all while wondering if she will ever find true love or if it has passed her by.
In present day, Haley has finished her time as a soldier, and suffering from PTSD, wants nothing to do with the heartbreak of this world. She sets off for Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, and in order to honor the memory of a fallen friend, she takes on the task of reopening an abandoned and long-forgotten wedding shop. Perhaps through helping others, she can forget the pain and disappointment in her own life.
Haley isn’t looking for love, but when her friend’s former fiancé becomes involved in the shop’s renovations, they both find that healing and restoration can perhaps happen in their lives too.
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