Review: The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

The Wedding ShopThe 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.

(5 stars)

I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Wedding ShopTwo 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.

Purchase your own copy here.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

RachelHauck

Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as The Wedding Dress, Love Starts with Elle, and Once Upon A Prince. She also penned the Songbird Novels with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Booklist named their novel, Softly and Tenderly, one of 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals. She serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pets.
Find Rachel online: website, Facebook, Twitter
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About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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One Response to Review: The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

  1. carylkane says:

    Great review, Brittany!

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