The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress will capture you from page one with a story only Rachel Hauck could weave. —Jenny B. Jones, award-winning author of Save the Date and There You'll Find Me The Wedding Dress is a seamless tale ofenduring love that ...

Author: Rachel Hauck

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781595549631

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

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"One dress. Four women. An amazing destiny. Charlotte Malone is getting married. Yet all is not settled in the heart of Birmingham's chic bridal boutique owner. Charlotte can dress any bride to perfection-except herself. When she discovers a vintage mint-condition wedding gown in a battered old trunk, Charlotte embarks on a passionate journey to discover the women who wore the gown before her. Emily in 1912. Mary in 1939. And Hillary in 1968. Each woman teaches Charlotte something about love in her own unique way. Woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte's heritage, the power of faith, and the beauty of finding true love"--
Categories: Fiction

The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

“The more I thought about it, the more I thought, how can I live with myself knowing I have this wedding dress made of the finest silks and satins, yes, even Hardanger lace, mind you, and what is it doing but catching dust under the bed ...

Author: Carrie Young

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9780877457183

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

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These finely wrought stories unfold in the Dakotas during the struggling pioneer days and bone-dry landscape of the thirties as well as the verdant years that followed, where the nighttime plains are bathed by softly radiant harvest moons shining down from dazzling northern skies. Young's absorbing narratives begin with the pleasant sense of “Once upon a time...” anticipation, but the firmly sketched details, warm humor, and vivid characterizations reveal an unanticipated and satisfying realism. The haunting title story is about a beautiful and tragic pioneer woman and her wedding dress; her gown takes on a life of its own and turns into an enduring symbol for the grace and compassion of homesteading women on the plains. In “Bank Night,” a hired hand working during the midst of the Depression wins $250 at the movies, careening him into a single night of notoriety that becomes a legend in its time. “The Nights of Ragna Rundhaug” tells the tale of a woman who wants only to be left alone with her white dog, Vittehund, and her crocheting but instead is propelled into a life of midwifery “because there was no one else to do it.” The babies have predilection for arriving during blizzards and always at night, when she must be transported across the dark plains by frantic husbands who have fortified themselves with strong drink and headstrong horses. All the stories in The Wedding Dress are linked by the enigmatic Nordic characters who people them and by the skill with which Young draws them. Emotions run so deep that they are seldom able to surface; when they do the interaction is extraordinarily luminous, both for the characters themselves and for the fortunate reader. The Wedding Dress is for all readers, young and old.
Categories: Fiction

The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

Mariah March had embroidered thistles on the sleeves of her gown, in honor of her bridegroom's country. Another man from the wild shores ... A wedding dress such a silly thing, really, Emma had told herself after Drew had walked away.

Author: Kimberly Cates

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460305805

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Fame, fortune and true love…Emma McDaniel thought she had it all. But stardom came at great personal cost—a painful divorce from her childhood sweetheart and the shattering of all her dreams. Fleeing the press and her own despair, Emma heads to Scotland for the role of a lifetime. There, brooding historian Dr. Jared Butler will help her become the legendary Lady Aislinn…unless his surly attitude tempts Emma to slay him with the lady's sword first. Scarred by a disastrous marriage of his own, Jared has little use for women—and none at all for pampered starlets. But as the two lose themselves in the lore of the past, Jared is stunned to find in Emma a kindred spirit. Will he dare to leave the safety of his history books and risk his heart with a woman of flesh and blood?
Categories: Fiction

The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

I must ready for the morrow so that we may finish Lady Stanhope's gown. It wouldn't do at all were she not present for her own wedding! So it was that there was very little the Longford women did not know of the wedding dress or the ...

Author: Nicole Conn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759523616

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 105

This is the story of a single wedding dress and its remarkable journey throughout the ages. It is the story of the women with whom the wedding dress comes into contact as it is handed down from generation to generation, as it weaves a history, not only of their lives, but of the countries in which they live. We follow the sometimes sweet, sometimes tragic, always fascinating stories of women and men who fall in love--and we learn that marriage is only the first step in a partnership. It is also Madeline's story, a thirty-seven-year-old documentarian researching a project on divorce in 1997. The assignment initially reflects her own feelings about the tradition of marriage; that women young and old identify with pinning dreams and futures upon a tradition pervaded by romantic ideals--but that every year in the United States, fifty percent of those dreams are destroyed by divorce. In the midst of her project, Madeline is left an inheritance of a magnificent wedding dress and a hope chest filled with family heirloom memorabilia; diaries, journals, and letters. What she unearths is a migration to the past that soon becomes an obsession. T
Categories: Fiction

The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

Foryears the Bible had lain beside the wedding dress in the trunk. Hadn't itought to be there now?On hands and knees,she pulledthe trunk from underthe bedandopened it.As she was tucking theBook beneath thecotton swatheddress, ...

Author: Marian Wells

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441262592

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Rebecca's conviction that marriage will fulfill her mother's legacy leads her on a painful search for truth.
Categories: Fiction

The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

They have a ceremony with bridal dresses and rings. They encourage a relationship between the body's parts and its perceptions that is the reverse of the usual order. One is not so much running from object to object as receiving the ...

Author: Fanny Howe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520238404

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 155

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Novelist and poet Howe suggests new and fruitful ways of thinking about both the artist's role and the condition of doubt. In these original meditations on bewilderment, motherhood, imagination, and art-making, Howe takes on conventional systems of belief and argues for another, brave way of proceeding. In the essays "Immanence" and "Work and Love" and those on writers such as Carmelite nun Edith Stein, French mystic Simone Weil, Thomas Hardy, and Ilona Karmel--who were particularly affected by political, philosophical, and existential events in the twentieth century--she directly engages questions of race, gender, religion, faith, language, and political thought and, in doing so, expands the field of the literary essay. A richly evocative memoir, "Seeing Is Believing," situates Howe's own domestic and political life in Boston in the late '60s and early '70s within the broader movement for survival and social justice in the face of that city's racism. From publisher description.
Categories: Literary Criticism

How to Buy Your Perfect Wedding Dress

How to Buy Your Perfect Wedding Dress

Traditionally, the bride's family pays for her dress. IBut that custom is by no means universal. In Egypt, for instance, the groom and his family foot the bill for bridal wear — and that cost can be substantial, since well-to-do ...

Author: Ronald Rothstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439105566

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 958

IT'S TIME TO BUY THE DRESS OF YOUR DREAMS! Every year, Kleinfeld helps more than five thousand brides find the perfect look for the biggest day of their lives. Women from all over the world flock to the famous Brooklyn store to choose from among their vast selection of gowns and take advantage of the expertise of their renowned staff of bridal consultants. This book takes you through every aspect of that unparalleled experience so that when you finally buy your wedding dress, you will be thrilled with your choice. Let the owners of Kleinfeld help you define the style that best suits you -- be it classical, romantic, or contemporary -- and that is most appropriate for the season and setting of the wedding. Their detailed advice covers: WHAT DRESSES ARE BEST FOR SPECIFIC BODY TYPES, INCLUDING SILHOUETTE AND SKIRT LENGTH COLORS, FABRICS, AND DECORATIONS, FROM THE SIMPLEST UNADORNED SILK TO LACE WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS ACCESSORIES -- INCLUDING THE VEIL, SHOES, GLOVES, JEWELRY -- AND UNDERGARMENTS WHAT TO BRING ON YOUR WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING TRIP AND WHETHER OR NOT TO BRING MOM WHAT TO EXPECT AT FITTINGS HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR GOWN BEFORE AND AFTER THE WEDDING Whether you're getting married on a beach or in a cathedral, whether you want to look sexy, chic, or like a fairy princess, "How to Buy Your Perfect Wedding Dress" can help all your dreams come true.
Categories: Reference

The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

From the glamorous San Francisco social scene of the 1920s, through war and the social changes of the ’60s, to the rise of Silicon Valley today, this extraordinary novel takes us on a family odyssey that is both heartbreaking and ...

Author: Danielle Steel

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780399179600

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 530

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Danielle Steel’s epic new novel, the lives of four generations of women in one family span fortune and loss, motherhood, tragedy and victories. From the glamorous San Francisco social scene of the 1920s, through war and the social changes of the ’60s, to the rise of Silicon Valley today, this extraordinary novel takes us on a family odyssey that is both heartbreaking and inspiring, as each generation faces the challenges of their day. The Parisian design houses in 1928, the crash of 1929, the losses of war, the drug culture of the 1960s—history holds many surprises, and lives are changed forever. For richer or for poorer, in cramped apartments and grand mansions, the treasured wedding dress made in Paris in 1928 follows each generation into their new lives, and represents different hopes for each of them, as they marry very different men. From inherited fortunes at the outset to self-made men and women, the wedding dress remains a cherished constant for the women who wear it in each generation and forge a destiny of their own. It is a symbol of their remaining traditions and the bond of family they share in an ever-changing world.
Categories: Fiction

The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

Traces the evolution of the wedding dress from the past to the present day - Gives insight into the bridal fashions and romantic values of previous generations and people in various cultures___

Author: Clare Gibson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0762411198

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 583

Traces the evolution of the wedding dress from the past to the present day - Gives insight into the bridal fashions and romantic values of previous generations and people in various cultures___
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies