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Beautiful Story of Love and Forgiveness
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2016
The Wedding Shop is a beautiful story. The book is told from two points of view. The first is Cora, she operated a Wedding Shop and kept it going through the depression and the early 1980's. She was a woman who experienced a lot of heartache, but believed in giving brides a romantic start with quality clothing and a wonderful experience. She was known for her ethic and efforts to help others in need.
The present day story is of Haley. She also has experienced heartache and comes home to her small town to heal. She has always felt a pull to the empty and run down Wedding Shop. Events unfold that prove to her that it is part of her destiny to re-open the shop.
The lives of these two women have many parallels. I loved how Rachel Hauck intertwined their experiences. The book goes back and forth between their stories showing their progression and how healing comes about. The book is Christian centered and is describes forgiveness and feeling God's love.
The book has romantic elements. It is not the main focus of the story, but part of the journey the women take. It is really beautiful the comparisons and the realization of what it means to truly love.