The Wedding Shop (Paperback)

By Rachel Hauck

Zondervan, 9780310341543, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2016

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Compact Disc (8/16/2016)
MP3 CD (6/20/2017)
Compact Disc (6/20/2017)
Prebound (8/16/2016)
MP3 CD (8/16/2016)
Compact Disc (8/16/2016)

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Description

From New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes The Wedding Shop.

"I adored The Wedding Shop Rachel Hauck has created a tender, nostalgic story, weaving together two pairs of star-crossed lovers from the present and the past with the magical space that connects them. So full of heart and heartache and redemption, this book is one you'll read long into the night, until the characters become your friends, and Heart's Bend, Tennessee, your second hometown." --Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author

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.

"The Wedding Shop is the kind of book I love, complete with flawed yet realistic characters, dual timelines that intersect unexpectedly, a touch of magic, and a large dose of faith. Two breathtaking romances are the perfect bookends for this novel about love, forgiveness, and following your dreams. And a stunning, antique wedding dress with a secret of its own. This is more than just a good read--it's a book to savor." --Karen White, New York Times bestselling author



Conversation Starters from ReadingGroupChoices.com

  1. The story opens with Haley as a girl, riding her bike on a summer day with her BFF. Do you have a fun girlhood memory to share? What did you love most about summer as a kid?
  2. Haley’s mom required the family to set goals every New Year. Do you set goals? What’s the value of setting goals? How did setting goals ultimately impact Haley’s life?
  3. We know the saying, “Love is blind.” That seems to be the case with Cora. Why do you think she loved Rufus so much? Why cling to him for so long? Have you been “love blind” before?
  4. The Wedding Shop became a sort of anchor in Heart’s Bend, a desired destination for the young women. Is there such a place in your life or past? Maybe in your hometown?