The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck was released in 2012, so today’s post is kind of a throwback promotion. This is the book the started it all; this best seller kick-started Rachel Hauck’s series of novels, all centering around weddings and women throughout the generations.
Each novel in this “Wedding Collection” series has a common item that plays a part in multiple women’s love stories through multiple generations. In this book’s case, it’s a wedding dress shrouded in mystery. Each book goes through the stories of the individual women, time-traveling back and forth in alternating chapters, to tell how one woman’s story and connection to the wedding related item connected to another woman’s story. There are elements of romance, faith, mystery, and legacy in each book, all woven together by their common threads that bring the book together.
One thing I would say about this series? You have to pay attention. The time-jumping is easy to get lost in, and the mystery element to the stories make it harder to get a grasp on what’s going on, so if you want to read these, read them in as close to one sitting as you can. The little details add up quickly and tie the story together, but they are easy to miss and then you can be left wondering who is who and what time period the story is in.
Other than that, though, Rachel Hauck is onto something. The timeless elements and beautiful ways that the three stories come together in and of themselves, but also as a series of wedding related items, is fairly magical.
Thank you to the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Fiction Guild for providing me with copies of all of the books in this series. All opinions are my own.
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