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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Book Blog Tour Stop - The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

Today, I'm hosting a book blog tour stop for author Rachel Hauck and her amazing book, "The Wedding Dress."

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 really enjoyed "The Wedding Dress" for several reasons.

1.  It was set in one of my favorite cities in the world, Birmingham, Alabama, and it was great fun to "revisit" all my favorite places in the "Magic City," including Red Mountain, Irondale, and Homewood.  Rachel captures the flavor and the specialness of this big Southern city just perfectly!

2. I love the sense of history that is prevalent in this story as the wedding dress is passed from generation to generation, and I loved the coming together of all the women who were affected by the dress's special properties.

3. I love the little sense of magic that Rachel includes in this story - the little man in purple who guides the dress along its way, and the way the dress is so suited to each lady in the tale.

4. I love the sense of inspiration that is included here, the strong faith that is shown by the characters and the gentle way it was presented. Very well done!

Rachel Hauck has greated a beautiful story here that was just an absolute joy to read. I highly recommend it!

About Rachel Hauck:

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 www.rachelhauck.com 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 evening of 4/19 (TONIGHT!!!!) we'll gather to talk about inner and outer beauty and share moments of beauty in our lives.

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!

My thanks to Amy at Litfuse Publicity for including me on this blog tour and to Thomas Nelson Books for the review copy!  I was not compensated for my opinion.


Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

This sounds fantastic on so many levels. I'm from Birmingham AL so I might be a bit biased. I'm most intrigued by the history of it and who doesn't want to read a story about a wedding dress?

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Alexis - this is a good one!

Ashton Jones said...

My wife had a tough time finding matching colored wedding dresses for her bridesmaids.

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