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The Wedding Dress

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

One of the best in the genre!

I think this book has the potential to be the new "Redeeming Love" of Christian romance. It was the first book I've read in ages that I absolutely couldn't put down.

posted by 15460068 on January 25, 2013

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9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

The Wedding Dress was a sweet story overall, but one that I neve

The Wedding Dress was a sweet story overall, but one that I never really considered giving more than three stars to. I liked the idea of the wedding dress that gets passed from woman to woman and magically fits them all without alterations (think: the jeans from the Si...
The Wedding Dress was a sweet story overall, but one that I never really considered giving more than three stars to. I liked the idea of the wedding dress that gets passed from woman to woman and magically fits them all without alterations (think: the jeans from the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, only with the dress passing through time and between relative strangers rather than going by mail among the four friends), and for the most part enjoyed the back-and-forth perspective in the novel between the current heroine (Charlotte) and the dress's original owner (Emily). I even enjoyed seeing things from their significant others' viewpoints as well (Tim and Daniel). The few times it went beyond that, though--especially the solitary time we saw things from the point-of-view of the dress's second owner--seemed more forced. In that instance, it really seemed as if the story could have been just told by the character to Charlotte in the present (which is actually how Charlotte learned the story anyway, so it would have made sense to do it that way.)

I'm not quite sure I exactly understand who the man in purple is supposed to be--I gather he has something to do with the passing on of the dress, and imagine there must be some sort of Biblical/religious reference that I'm just not getting--but I almost feel as if the story would have been stronger without his involvement in it. He didn't do much more for me beyond making me scratch my head a bit, wondering just who he was. This book too was a bit heavier on the Christian aspect than I am usually comfortable with, though it was fairly secondary until the end, when I felt like I was getting bashed over the head with the "This is Christian Fiction!" stick.

One of my favorite parts of the story was the history of Birmingham as seen through Emily's portions--they offered a fascinating glimpse into the pre-Civil Rights era South. I thought that bit was very well done.

Overall, I did enjoy this book. People who appreciate Christian fiction with a historical fiction twist as well should find it a solid read.

posted by beckymmoe on May 17, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

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    Yes free fridays are gone in favor of 'wonderful' new apps like twitter! Contact bn and complain, if it will do any good. I did, and all the jerk did was laugh. Everyone should leave bn and go elsewhere. Customer service sucks, their selection sucks, now free friday is gone for twitter! Wow!! What a trade off!!!

    5 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    what happend on friday?

    Free friday looks like its gone i wa very disapointed im thinking of buying a kindel or i pad the nook dosnt seem worth it now that free friday is gone im not comite any more good byy nook hello i pad. im done with you.

    3 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Aeydenn

    Its beautiful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Question 4 friday

    Whats breebie friday? I never got free nook books if thats what it is

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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