Book Review: The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

My Review (3 Stars: Liked it!)

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck is fairly predictable, but still enjoyable.  It is a ‘Christian’ based novel.  I found the religious undertones to be distracting.  I think the story would have stood better on its own without some of the ‘preaching’.

Instead of magic, there is divine intervention that takes place with a wedding dress sewn with gold thread that is beautiful, timeless and fits every bride who wears it (without alterations).

  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 9 hours and 50 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio
  • Release Date: April 13, 2012

I tagged this review with Romance and Light Reads. This novel is not too complicated. It was a pleasant read I think, especially because of its predictability.

There is some meat to the novel as it switches between present day Birmingham Alabama,  and 1912.  I always like going back in time.  The examination of relationships leading to marriage is also entertaining.

I enjoyed the southern setting.  The narrator, Eleni Pappageorge, does a good job with the southern accent and representing both male and female characters.

So, if you like romance, light reading and can take a little preaching to, this would be a novel to enjoy.

About The Author (from her website)

Rachel Hauck is an award winning, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

Her book The Wedding Dress was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times. She is a double RITA finalist, a Christy and Carol Award Winner.

Rachel sits on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers, and is the comical sidekick to Susan May Warren at the amazing My Book Therapy. She is a worship leader and speaker.

A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, Rachel is a devoted Ohio State football fan. She lives in sunny central Florida with her husband and ornery cat.

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  1. I love this honest review- while the preaching-style of books instantly sends a flag up for me, I can sometimes still get by this and enjoy the book, but it has to be good writing to start with! I have been loving my “cozy” style books where not much happens- as I think it is good for my stress-relief, so I like that part of books like this!

  2. Pat,

    Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts about this book! It sounds like an enjoyable book/audio book. I like the idea of the magical dress–no alterations needed! Coincidentally, I am going to a wedding soon, but not as a bride. 🙂

  3. You convinced me: I’d never touch a book like that! How did you even find it?

    Thanks for introducing yourself by commenting on my blog… good to meet you!

    best… mae at

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