If you have read very many reviews on this blog, you know that I am a huge fan of Rachel Hauck. In my opinion she has never written a bad book. I loved The wedding Dress, I loved The Wedding Chapel, and now comes The Wedding Shop. Can you guess how I feel about it? Ms. Hauck is a master at telling multiple stories at one time, and somehow weaving them together into one incredible book. This latest “wedding” book is no exception.
Miss Cora is the owner of the wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, in the 1930s. She spends her days making other women’s dreams come true, while her own seem to be on hold. She’s met the man of her dreams in Rufus, a riverboat captain who’s building his fortune. He promises that one day he’s coming to marry her, but the day never seems to arrive. Cora may miss out on true love while holding on to the broken promises of a more dashing suitor. In the present day, Haley has served out her term in the military, and has returned home to Heart’s Bend to start a new life. She doesn’t have a clue what she wants to do, but a promise to her childhood best friend to reopen the old wedding shop keeps ringing in her mind. Even though everything seems to be against her, Haley is determined to open the shop and turn it into a success. After a previous heartbreak, she isn’t looking for love, but her friend’s ex-fiance is working to change her mind.
Two women separated by years of time, but both looking for a way to make the impossible happen. The Wedding Shop will have you wishing you could walk down the grand staircase in the dress of your dreams to where Miss Cora is waiting at the bottom with a glass of lemonade! This feel-good read reminds us what it’s like to have a dream come true—even if it’s not the way we expect! It’s a must-read for fans of Rachel Hauck and Denise Hunter. I think you’ll love it!
I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own and a favorable review was not required. Look for The Wedding Shop on or around August 16 or pre-order today!