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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Review: The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck is my absolute favorite book.  I can't even remember how many times I have read it.  I love characters and the story, but it's the message of the book that makes it something extraordinary.  The Wedding Dress was the first book I read by Rachel Hauck and since then I have read all of her new ones and even went back and read some of her older books. I have enjoyed every one of them.  I was so excited to be chosen to receive an advanced readers copy of her newest book, The Wedding Shop.

The Wedding Shop will be released on August 16th, but it is available to pre-order now in ebook format for only $4.99.

The Wedding Shop is set in Heart's Bend Tennessee, in two different time periods.  In the early 1930's Cora Scott inherited her aunts wedding shop.  Brides come all the way from Birmingham Alabama to visit her shop and experience her special bridal treatment.  Cora's true love is a river boat captain and she is counting the days until he returns and makes her his bride.  But the days turn into months and months into years and still he hasn't proposed.  Meanwhile Birch Good tries to show Cora that he is solid and dependable and in love with her.

In the present time, former Air Force Captain, Haley Morgan has returned to Heart's Bend trying to figure out what to do with the rest of her life after the death of her best friend Tammy and discovering the truth about the man she loved.  She decides to open the abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played as a child.

" As Cora's and Haley's stories intertwine throughout time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love."

I loved The Wedding Shop!  Rachel Hauck has an amazing ability to draw readers in to the story, transport them back in time and make them feel as though they are there.  I love that the story is told from the perspective of different characters and that you get to see the story develop in the two different time periods.  One of my favorite parts about the story is the tie ins to The Wedding Dress and The Wedding Chapel.  Throughout the story we get to see the characters go on an amazing journey and apply what they have learned to our own lives.

"It's the gospel," Charlotte said.  "It fits everyone who tries it on.  The trick is to believe."

Pre-order the Wedding Shop now for only $4.99!  Also if you have not read The Wedding Dress or The Wedding Chapel, I highly recommend them!

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations.
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