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Diane U (djuseless) | 1411 comments For July 2016, we are reading The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck.

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

Summary: Four brides. One Dress.

A tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love.

Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift . . . and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can't she find the perfect dress...or feel certain she should marry Tim?

Then Charlotte discovers a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new-shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Who welded the lock shut and tucked the dog tags in that little sachet? Who left it in the basement for a ten-year-old girl? And what about the mysterious man in the purple vest who insists the dress had been "redeemed."

Charlotte's search for the gown's history-and its new bride-begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. Emily from 1912. Mary Grace from 1939. Hillary from 1968. Each with her own story of promise, pain, and destiny. And each with something unique to share. For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte's heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the timeless beauty of finding true love.


message 2: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) | 1411 comments Here are some discussion questions I found:

1. Consider each of the three wearers of the wedding dress—Emily, Mary Grace, and Hillary—and their stories. Talk about their personalities: is there one you identify with or prefer over the others? Also discuss the challenges and the uncertainties each faces.

2. Do you understand Charlotte's indecisiveness at the beginning of the novel? What are her concerns over marrying Tim? What do you think of Tim at the onset of the book, and does you opinion change? As Charlotte begins to solve the mysteries behind the dress, how do the revelations help, even change, her?

3. The stories are told from varying points of view, including Daniel and Tim. Were you able to keep the stories and voices straight? What do all the perspectives add the the overall story?

4. Had you figured out the mystery of the dress...or were you surprised?

5. Talk about the man in the purple vest.


message 3: by Janice (new)

Janice  (lostfamilies) | 111 comments Not read this yet but there was a film about a Wedding dress with Patrick Harris in it not sure if this is based on this book
Hugs Janice

Diane U wrote: "For July 2016, we are reading The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck.

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

Summary: Four brides. One Dress.

A tale of faith, redempti..."



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