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Not Your Usual Sappy Melodrama of a Romance Novel!
Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2016
I purchased this novel by mistake. I'm not the type of woman who likes romantic novels at all, or watch what people call "Chick Flicks". I DO like Mysteries, so maybe that's why I bought "The Wedding Dress". If it was a mistake on my part to buy it, it was a GOOD mistake, because I had a hard time putting the book down! Without giving too much away, the novel is about an "I can do everything on my own, thank you very much" woman who owns a contemporary bridal shop. She also is in the midst of emotional doubt about whether she, herself, should marry a man she only met a couple of months before he proposed (their marriage was set in only 2 additional months). She was pulled toward his large family, something she never had, because her mother died when she was young, and she never knew her father. She finds herself somehow buying an old, beat-up trunk at an estate sale for more money than she could believe. Inside the trunk is a beautiful, timeless wedding gown in perfect condition, although it was said to be 100 years old. Her journey to find the owner of this remarkable dress leads her (Charlotte) to find not only the ones who wore it before, but it also lead her to knowing her own heart and her heritage. It was a sappy, melodramatic book at all, which I was afraid it would be. It had a great mystery and ALOT of wisdom that could be applicable to us all. I would recommend it.