“The Wedding Dress” may just be one of my favorite Rachel Hauck novels. Not only is it a wonderful modern love story, but the history behind the previous owners of the mysterious dress adds a special depth to the story. I’ll admit that I became so immersed in the magical story that I pretty much missed the spiritual parallels described by Rachel in the author note at the end of the book and in the video clip below. But to me, that is the brilliance of Rachel’s writing gift. There is something so extraordinary about it that it works its way deep into your spirit without your even realizing that it has.

I enjoyed witnessing the changes in the relationship between Charlotte and Tim after their wedding plans were cancelled and they agreed to just be friends. With the pressure off, their friendship allowed each of them to discover their true feelings for each other. The characters and setting were just perfect for this story with dialogue and interaction that kept it moving at the perfect pace. I loved how everything came around full circle and the surprise wedding at the end couldn’t have been more perfect.

If you haven’t read a novel by Rachel Hauck in the past, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of “The Wedding Dress.” I guarantee you won’t be sorry.

This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.


One dress. Four women. An amazing destiny.Charlotte Malone is getting married. Yet all is not settled in the heart of Birmingham’s chic bridal boutique owner. Charlotte can dress any bride to perfection-except herself. When she discovers a vintage mint-condition wedding gown in a battered old trunk, Charlotte embarks on a passionate journey to discover the women who wore the gown before her.

Emily in 1912. Mary in 1939. And Hillary in 1968. Each woman teaches Charlotte something about love in her own unique way. Woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of faith, and the beauty of finding true love.


Watch the video trailer (Caution – there are some spoilers):

Rachel Hauck is the bestselling author of Carol Award winner Sweet Caroline, and RITA Finalist Love Starts With Elle, and of the critically acclaimed fiction collaboration with multi-platinum country artist Sara Evans, The Songbird Novels.She lives in sunny, though sometimes hurricane plagued, central Florida with her husband and their ornery pets.
Rachel earned a degree in Journalism form Ohio State University and is a huge Buckeyes football fan. She is the past President of American Christian Fiction Writers and now sits on the board as an Advisor. Visit her web site at to reader her blog, and to follow her on Facebook and Twitter.




Welcome to the “True Beauty” campaign for Rachel Hauck’s latest novel, The Wedding Dress!

Rachel has teamed up with her publisher, Thomas Nelson, for the True Beauty Giveaway and Author Chat Party! All the details below.

4.5 Star Romantic Times Top Pick! Romantic Times

“Hauck weaves an intricately beautiful story centering around a wedding dress passed down through the years. Taken at face value, the tale is superlative, but considering the spiritual message both on the surface and between the lines, this novel is incredible. Readers will laugh, cry and treasure this book.”


What is “true” beauty? Join the conversation at Rachel’s Author Chat Party Event Page. On the eventing of 4/19 we’ll gather to talk about inner and outer beauty and share moments of beauty in our lives.

In the meantime, celebrate with Rachel by entering her True Beauty Giveaway!

One “beautiful” winner will receive:

  • A $200 Visa Cash Card (Treat yourself to a spa day or weekend get-away!)
  • The Wedding Dress (by Rachel Hauck)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 4/18/12. Winner will be announced at Rachel’s “True Beauty” Facebook Party on  4/19. Rachel will be hosting an evening of beauty (inner/outer) chat, fun trivia, laughter, and encouragement – bring your friends! She’ll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and a Book Club Prize Pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club and a live chat with Rachel via Skype.)

So grab a few of your friends and your copy of The Wedding Dress and join Rachel on the evening of April 19th for an evening of fun.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun. RSVP TODAY and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 19!