Today’s Friday, so it means I want to share a new book with you, one I’ve enjoyed and one I will giveaway next week. I love giving away books, so be sure to read all the way to the end so you can enter.
Rachel has a knack for creating dual timelines that weave beautifully together — each supports the other while standing alone as a full story. The Wedding Shop explores themes of one-sided love, and the patient love that waits almost unnoticed. The story revolves around a storefront which was once a thriving part of the Heart’s Bend community, but has languished and is about to be demolished. One woman feels a pull to save the place, but experiences set-backs and challenges on all sides while at the same time feeling connected to the former owner, a woman she never met.
Like The Wedding Dress, where a gown connects generations, and The Wedding Chapel, where a place connects people, this time it’s really an idea and a way of serving that connects the generations. Haley is surprised and overwhelmed as people want to help her continue the tradition. The romances are subtle and sweet. The characters rich and multi-layered. The history alive, the breath of the spirit present.
The Wedding Shop is perfect for readers who love a romance with meat, a novel that will speak to their souls, and dual timelines that each propel the story forward. It is a treat to share this novel with you!
From New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes The Wedding Shop.
Two women separated by decades. Both set out to help others find their dreams when their own have crumbled.
It’s the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman after having inherited her great aunt’s wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet.
More than eighty years later, former Air Force Captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart’s Bend after finishing her commitment to military service. After the devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth about the man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life.
When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played and dreamed as children, she begins a journey of courage, mystery, and love.
As Cora’s and Haley’s stories intertwine through time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love.