The Wedding Dress is the story of one dress that has touched the lives of four women. The dress is originally made for Emily in 1912. She is to be married to a gentleman in high society and expected to wear a dress made by the top designer in town, but instead seeks the skills of dressmaker who just happens to be a colored, making it against the law and culture of her time.
The dress weaves itself into the life of not only Emily but two other brides before being found by a young lady, Charlotte, who is concerned about whether or not she is making the right decision in marrying a the young man who has captured her heart.
Discovering the history of the dress helps Charlotte not only figure out who she is, but also what she desires for her future. Hauck does an excellent job of weaving in the idea of Gospel being something that fits each of us perfectly and never ages. She shows how each of the women struggle with different aspects of the gospel to only have them over come when they accept the role of the dress in their life. Each struggles with love, charity, forgiveness, and being a part of a rich history.
The novel does a wonderful job of bringing the reality of the bridegrooms love for us to fruition. The characters are compelling, almost making me wish that each one had her own book. This is a great weekend read.
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