“The Wedding Shop” by Rachel Hauck, book review
This is the third book of the series, but stands alone, if you have not read the other two. The story is about a wedding store in Heartsbend, TN, which has been closed since the 1970’s. The town is ready to sell the land to a new developer who wants to use it for a parking lot. But many town folks have fond memories of the store and want it preserved.
Haley Morgan returns home from the military following the death of her childhood friend, Tammy. She decides to try to open the Wedding Shop in memory of Tammy, as one day while playing, they made a “pinky promise” to run the shop together. Though it seems impossible, Haley is ready for a challenge.
Cora owned and operated the store from 1930-1970’s, and there are still lots of women who remember her and her family. She fell in love with a riverboat captain and waited years for him. Finally, she discovered he was already married. After years of waiting, Birch Good proposed and they were married. They truly lived happily ever after.
This book combines the 1930’s story of Cora and Birch with the modern happenings of Haley all in the context of the Wedding Shop.
I enjoyed the book. I have not read the previous 2,but was able to follow and enjoy the story line. This is a good book for those who enjoy historical fiction and all women who love wedding stories.
Disclaimer: received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.