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.

Charlotte has waited a long time to get married and takes great pride in finding the perfect wedding gowns for brides who visit her boutique. Her whirlwind romance with Tim led to a quick proposal, and Charlotte isn’t sure the timing is right for a wedding this soon. She purchases a vintage wedding gown in a trunk at an auction and is amazed at how new the dress seems, even though it was supposedly made in 1912. As Charlotte traces the history of the gown, she finds new friends and a new definition of love. (THOMAS NELSON, Apr., 350 pp., $15.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel