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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 commitmenttomilitary service. Afterthe devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth aboutthe man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life.
When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she andTammy 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 thebelovedwedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-06-13
- Reviewer: Staff
Cora Scott runs the popular Wedding Shop in 1930s Heart’s Bend, Tenn., attracting brides-to-be from all over the South. She waits anxiously for her lover, riverboat captain Rufus St. Claire, to return and fulfill his promise to marry her, but as the months slip away with no sign of him, a local farmer patiently proves his dedication and worth. In the present day, former Air Force Capitan Haley Morgan returns home to Heart’s Bend from her California base, after a childhood friend’s sudden death from brain cancer sends her reeling. When they were young, the two made a pact to one day reopen the abandoned wedding shop that they would sneak into and imagine what it would be like to be married. To overcome her grief and move forward with her career, Haley decides she will fulfill the pact and reopen Cora’s charming store. Hauck (The Wedding Dress) seamlessly switches back and forth in this redeeming tale of a shop with healing powers for the soul. As Cora and Haley search for solace and love, they find peace in the community of the charming shop. Hauck succeeds at blending similar themes across the time periods, grounding the plot twists in the main characters’ search for redemption and a reinvigoration of their wavering faith. In the third of her winsome wedding-themed standalone novels, Hauck focuses on the power of community to heal a broken heart. (Aug.)