I will start by saying that this book is not fluff. It is an intricately woven story between past and present, between life prior to Christ and redemption. I love books that weave between many characters. "The Wedding Shop" goes back-and-forth between Cora Scott, a wedding shop owner in the early 1930s, and Haley Morgan in modern-day times who is just returned home to Heart's Bend, Tennessee after leaving the military and a toxic relationship, and the death of her best friend. Haley dreams of opening the wedding shop that was closed long before her time, just as she and her friend had pinky promised in their childhood.
I love how Hauck takes us back-and-forth between time, leaving us hanging at moments, but never leaving the story without moving it along. There is love, lies, drama, the Depression, AND, most importantly, the ever-present God who makes all things new.
|image via me; I couldn't put this book down.|
I love the ending in this story but you will have to read it for yourself. I stayed up way too late trying to dive deeper more than a few nights.
Disclaimer: I received this book in order to write an honest review. All opinions are my own and may vary from others' opinions.