Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Wedding Shop

The Wedding Shop
by Rachel Hauck

Genre: Christian Fiction, Romance, Historical fiction

Synopsis:  It's the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman after having inherited her great aunt's wedding shop in Heart's Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment.  Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride.  But days turn into months and months to years.  All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet.

More than eighty years later, former Air Force Captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart's Bend after finishing her commitment to military service.  After the devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth about the man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life.

When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played and dreamed as children, she begins a journey of courage, mystery, and love.

As Cora's and Haley's stories intertwine through time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love.
from the back of the book

Review:  This was a heartwarming, feel good book about two women connected together by their love for the wedding shop.  The romance in the story was fairly predictable but what the reader wants from the book.  The author has an ease to her writing style to capture the reader and keep us reading.  I like the look back at the wedding shop in the 1930s and how it survived the Great Depression era.  I liked Cora more than I liked Haley as the former was a more believable character.  I did not know that this was a Christian fiction book when I picked it up and while there were some parts that were heavy on religion, they were very meaningful about forgiveness.  There were other parts where Christianity was sprinkled in but not in a heavy duty way.  This book was a great blend of Christian, fiction and romance.  Definitely a lighter book but one that was very enjoyable.  I think I will look up the rest of this series.

Rating: 4 stars

1 comment:

  1. I just picked this book up at the library yesterday, before I saw that you reviewed it. Too funny!