Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

ISBN-10: 031034154X
ISBN-13: 978-0310341543
 Publisher: Zondervan (August 16, 2016)
(from Amazon)
 It's the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman after having inherited her great aunt's wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet.

More than eighty years later, former Air Force Captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart's Bend after finishing her commitment to military service. After the devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth about the man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life. 

When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played and dreamed as children, she begins a journey of courage, mystery, and love.

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

The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck is the third book in The Wedding Series and is full of history, drama, romance, family and faith. I found that I could easily read this book as a stand alone novel. I now can't wait to read the other two books in this series!

I loved the plot, it's characters and most especially, I would have to say I fell in love with the elegance and beauty of the Wedding Shop itself. It was a magical place and through it's owners, the life long impact it had on it's clients was inspiring. 

I also enjoyed how Ms. Hauck wove a story between the past and present that was engaging and whose characters and story came to  life for me as I read this book.  

I walked away from reading The Wedding Shop with a big smile and a warm feeling inside ~ the kind I get when I've read a really good book!

4 Stars!

Thank you to Zondervan Publishing and Netgalley for the free gift of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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