Book Review: The Wedding Dress

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Goodreads Summary: The Wedding Dress (Audible)

A tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love.

Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift . . . and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress…or feel certain she should marry Tim?

Then Charlotte discovers a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new-shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Who welded the lock shut and tucked the dog tags in that little sachet? Who left it in the basement for a ten-year-old girl? And what about the mysterious man in the purple vest who insists the dress had been “redeemed.”

Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history-and its new bride-begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. Emily from 1912. Mary Grace from 1939. Hillary from 1968. Each with her own story of promise, pain, and destiny. And each with something unique to share. For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the timeless beauty of finding true love.

3 STARS

A beautiful story of love, family, fate and faith…though a bit corny. At times I wanted to slap Emily to flipping wake up. 

I love how it was all connected and the ending truly cemented everyone’s faith. I love how every bride came together and Charlotte will never be alone again. (((Emily finally wakes up and realizes on the day of her wedding Phillip is not for her. After all, he did have her arrested, has a mistress, and his dad is making him marry her to keep his money. 

 She marries Daniel, they live a great life and she fights to stop the correctional work program and proudly wears the wedding dress made by a black woman. 

Charlotte is her great granddaughter. Emily’s grandson Colby was her father, but he made bad decisions.

The dress is magic based on the Catholic faith. IT tells the bride who should wear it next and nerve has to be altered as it perfectly fits each bride. 

Charlotte and Tim married at the end, their faith renewed.)))))

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Goodreads Summary: Prior Bad Acts (Audible)

New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag returns with a thriller that begins with a shocking crime scene you’ll never forget and follows two relentless detectives on a manhunt that ends in a chilling confrontation with the essence of human evil.

It was a crime so brutal, it changed the lives of even the most hardened homicide cops. The Haas family murders left a scar on the community nothing can erase, but everyone agrees that convicting the killer, Karl Dahl, is a start. Only Judge Carey Moore seems to be standing in the way. Her ruling that Dahl’s prior criminal record is inadmissible raises a public outcry—and puts the judge in grave danger.

When an unknown assailant attacks Judge Moore in a parking garage, two of Minneapolis’s top cops are called upon to solve the crime and keep the judge from further harm. Detective Sam Kovac is as hard-boiled as they come, and his wisecracking partner, Nikki Liska, isn’t far behind. Neither one wants to be on this case, but when Karl Dahl escapes from custody, everything changes, and a seemingly straightforward case cartwheels out of control.

The stakes go even higher when the judge is kidnapped—snatched out of her own bed even as the police sit outside, watching her house. Now Kovac and Liska must navigate through a maze of suspects that includes the stepson of a murder victim, a husband with a secret life, and a rogue cop looking for revenge where the justice system failed.

With no time to spare, the detectives are pulled down a strange dark trail of smoke and mirrors, where no one is who they seem and everyone is guilty of Prior Bad Acts.

Oh boy, they aren’t kidding when they talk about a horrible crime. It really messed up those who arrived on the scene. It’s pretty obvious the guy accused didn’t do it, but then who and why? 

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