Wedding consultant Charlotte Malone went off by herself to think about her life and her fiance. She never expected to end up at an estate auction let alone purchasing an old trunk that has been welded shut. When she is able to open the trunk she finds it contains a beautiful wedding dress that appears to have never been worn and a pair of dog tags. As she struggles with her personal life, she's intrigued by the mystery of the trunk and begins to uncover the story of the dress and the women who wore it - Emily in 1912, Mary Grace in 1939, and Hillary in 1968. Each woman has a story to tell and the unexpected bonus is that Charlotte discovers her heritage.
This is the first book I've read by Rachel Hauck and I loved it! It's told mainly from the point of views Charlotte and Emily. I loved how each bride had to come to terms with very important decisions and accept a chance of being redeemed. I'm not sure what it was about the book that gripped me like it did, but I was drawn into the story fast. So quickly that I started reading it one day and finished it the next. I will certainly be keeping this author's books on my radar and read them as I can.
I read this book for pure pleasure. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Recommend to fans of Denise Hunter, MaryLu Tyndall, Colleen Coble, Susan May Warren, Lynn Austin
Rating - 5 stars