Monday, March 12, 2012

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

Charlotte Malone didn't intend to stumble into an adventure when she accidentally attends an auction and buys a mysterious trunk from 1912 that was welded shut by the owner. When she opens the trunk and discovers a perfectly preserved wedding dress, she sets out to discover the story behind the dress. On her journey, her world is turned upside down only to be righted and put together in a more glorious way than human minds could concoct. Charlotte's journey brings her closer to the God she committed her life to when she was a teen and knits her into the family she never had.

I loved this book, since it had so many unexpected twists in it. This isn't a book that you crack open and instantly know what is going to happen. The story is quite unique, reminding us that the Bridegroom is Christ and that the church will be His bride. How there are times when we aren't sure what the ending will be, but can trust that God has our best interest at heart. Charlotte shows us that we all have to trust a little more and that love is worth it, even if it means opening ourselves up to be hurt. Everyone wants to have a loving family. Rachel Hauck reminds readers that there is a Father that will love you no matter what.

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