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The Wedding Dress Audiobook

The Wedding Dress

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Publisher's 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 purchases 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 beauty of finding true love.

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©2012 Rachel Hauck (P)2012 Oasis

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    Joanne Newport, United Kingdom 28/05/2012
    Joanne Newport, United Kingdom 28/05/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow Wow Wow"

    Was not expecting such a fantastic spine tingling story
    Compulsive listening heartwarming tale
    I loved it

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Stafford, United Kingdom 10/09/2012
    Deborah Stafford, United Kingdom 10/09/2012 Member Since 2012
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    "Nice"

    This is a really nice book, it doesnt have a gripping storyline but is so lovely you want to keep listening. I really felt i knew the central character and was drawn into her world. I would recommend this to anyone who just wants to relax and listen to a nice book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. K. I. Richards 18/05/2014 Member Since 2009

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No I was drawn to this book as I enjoy books that are set in more than one time period,. Sadly for me this book was a let down far too predictable plot. Once I had reached the halfway point in the book, I thought I might as well carry onto the end. I was glad when I finished it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Rachel Hauck? Why or why not?

    No, especially if her other books had the same high volume of religious content.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Eleni Pappageorge?

    no. I have heard the southern accent performed better by other narrators in other books.


    Do you think The Wedding Dress needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, because the history of the dress has already been covered in this book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. A. Cadogan London, UK 17/01/2013
    Ms. A. Cadogan London, UK 17/01/2013
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    "I love it!!!"

    I am a bit of a hard nut but this book has restored my feminine desire for romance and mysticism.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. L. Lawson uk 12/04/2016
    Mrs. L. Lawson uk 12/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    I like the tale of how this dress got to the rightful owners, lead her to discover her identity. Good holiday readers,

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    lisa 17/03/2016
    lisa 17/03/2016
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    "Nice romantic book"

    Nice story, a few romantic stories in it. not very exciting as in you know what's going to happen but it's just listening to the path they took in life

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    richard gainsborough, United Kingdom 26/02/2014
    richard gainsborough, United Kingdom 26/02/2014 Member Since 2012
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    I loved this story... And i did not want it to end... I really enjoyed the book.. From Sue

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  • Candace
    Amarillo, TX, United States
    05/01/14
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    "Pleasantly Surprised"

    I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. I downloaded this book for a road trip I was taking and wanted something easy-listen. I've had a lot of thinking/action books lately and wanted something more simple. I enjoyed the back and forth between the past and the present. I could see where they were going with it a bit early on, but one part near the end did surprise me. It was a fun listen, worth your credit if you like Christian Romance. I'm very picky about my Christian literature because I like good writing, likable characters, and a plot that makes sense and makes me feel for the people involved. This book did those things and it was an enjoyable listen. The narration was also easy to listen to and pleasant. Best book ever!?!? No. Would I highly recommend it? Eh... I'd recommend it, but not highly. It was nice. Not an amazing work of literature, but I'm willing to check out more by this author based on this book.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Easley, SC, United States
    15/11/13
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    A delightful surprise!!! I picked this book during one of the $4.95 deals and did not know what to expect. I loved it! This is an inspirational romance and mystery. It is actually two stories about two different women (one from 1912 and one from today). The story goes back and forth between the two stories, eventurally connecting these two women. I will definitely look for more books from this author. Jennifer

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Beth
    TN, United States
    22/06/12
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    "I didn't want it to end!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would, and HAVE, recommended this book to a friend! She's listened to it, too!
    The Wedding Dress is beautifully written, with twists and turns - some expected, others perhaps not. I wish the author would write another story with the older couple - the preacher and his wife - as the main characters. Theirs would be a story I would love to hear.
    The fact that several of the characters this book talk a bit about their relationship with God, (without being 'preachy'), was icing on the cake for me. It's a sweet story, one that I was sorry to see end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wedding Dress?

    The ending. I won't give it away, but she pulls it all together wonderfully!


    What about Eleni Pappageorge’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed her performance. She did all the characters quite well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Again, the ending when everything came together. I was listening at work and had to fight to keep the tears from falling! ;)


    Any additional comments?

    It's like four sweet romances in one beautiful book. Read it!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Pamela Dale Foster
    Sykesville, MD
    23/11/13
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    "God Directs Who Wears the Gown Next"

    This novel's narrator was excellent. She had many accents to speak as well as male and female voices to interrupt and she jumped from one to the other with ease.

    The novel is all about a wedding dress. The wedding dress was designed and sewn by a "colored woman," in 1912. The people in the wealthy South in the year 1912 had no contact with the colored. To wear such a dress was unthinkable. Society would be appalled if a bride should walk down the aisle wearing a dress sewn by a black woman. Emily was the bride and she did not conform with the righteous discrimination meted out to the black population. Therefore, Emily went into the colored part of the city and had Taffy design and sew her gorgeous gown.

    There was a mystery which revolved around the question of just where did the gown originate. There were friendships made throughout the book. The book was a smooth and easy read. I had been reading some intense novels and memoirs and I needed a break. This book hit the spot. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    Calhoun Falls, SC, United States
    10/04/14
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    "This book gets 5 BIG stars!"

    This is my first Rachel Hauck book but definitely won't be my last. She tells a story that develops through the years and does an excellent job of going back and forth between the past and the present, without being confusing. There's plenty of twists and turns as well as romance and humor. This is the first time I have heard this narrator, and she was perfect for this book. I highly recommend this book, author and narrator!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Debra
    Veedersburg, IN, United States
    31/08/16
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    "Touching with a hint of mystery"
    If you could sum up The Wedding Dress in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing, historical, descriptive


    What does Eleni Pappageorge bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I liked how she changed her voice. I often forgot it was a woman reader when she was speaking for a male character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, just enjoyed it very much.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Constance Carey
    15/08/16
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    "The wedding dress"

    I saw the movie, but Oh my goodness the book is outstanding. From the bottom of my heart, you blessed me!!!!!!!!. Miss Hauck you made me smile and warmed my heart, thank you again

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    27/04/16
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    "The Wedding Dress"
    Would you listen to The Wedding Dress again? Why?

    No, very rarely do I listen to or read a book twice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Emily, definitely because of her "zip!"


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene with Daniel in (spoiler alert)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Phillip walked in jail and Daniel was walking away.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't want to give out too much information. The narrator did a splendid job! Wonderful job the way she went from each character Very entertaining.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Kenmore, WA, United States
    04/12/13
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    "this story had it all!"
    Would you listen to The Wedding Dress again? Why?

    It was a wonderful story wandering back and forth between the past and present then bringing it all together in a great ending.


    What does Eleni Pappageorge bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice brings warmth and depth to the characters as individuals.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Christina Watson
    09/09/16
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    "Best performance I've ever heard"

    What a gifted narrater! Best I've ever heard.
    Made the book so easy to follow and interesting to listen to

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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