Four brides. One dress.
A tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love.
Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift—and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress—or feel certain she should marry Tim?
Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Who welded the lock shut and tucked the dog tags in that little sachet? Who left it in the basement for a ten-year-old girl? And what about the mysterious man in the purple vest who insists the dress had been “redeemed”?
Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history—and its new bride—begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. Emily from 1912. Mary Grace from 1939. Hillary from 1968. Each with her own story of promise, pain, and destiny. And each with something unique to share. For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the beauty of finding true love.
This was such a fun book to read. I enjoyed it so much that I finished it within 48 hours! This book in a way reminded me of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books with how one item (in this case a wedding dress) could fit four different women perfectly and not require any alteration. The big difference is that the dress was worn by four women 100 years apart. I loved reading Emily's story the most, not sure why but just did. She was a bold, courageous and wanted to find true love which in the upper society in 1912 was hard to do. The Wedding Dress is not your typical contemporary christian romance in my opinion since it is so much more than that. I personally think the biggest theme is finding your heritage and what it means. I would recommend this book to all, it is such a fun read. Final rating 5 out of 5 stars!
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