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The wedding dress

Ellis, Virginia Renfro.

New York : Ballantine Books, 2002.

292 p. ; 22 cm.

"We began the dress on the last evening in October." For three sisters, it will become a banner of hope, spun from delicate memories of genteel tradition and woven with threads of possibility. Through the desolate landscape of winter, it will act as a beacon of unexpected fortune and faith in a world void of promise. It will inspire the noble heart that lies dormant beneath layers of grief. Together, the stalwart ladies of Oak Creek, Virginia will fashion their impossible dreams into . . .


Virginia Renfro Ellis's extraordinary work of historical fiction evokes the tattered essence of the post-Civil War South, where widows, children, and scarred veterans were left to reconstruct a country. There is little to wish for in the lives of the Atwater women. Julia and Victoria were barely brides before their husbands marched off with the doomed Confederate army. Now alone, with scarcely enough money to see them through until spring, they embark on an impetuous mission to bring a sparkle of joy back into their youngest sister's eyes. Seventeen-year-old Claire has always wanted to be married. And though she has no intended groom, her sisters decide to sew her a wedding gown.

As the dress takes shape, the gates of their meager plantation home welcome the arrival of Sergeant Monroe Tacy. He has come to fulfill a dying man's last request, but his presence begins a series of remarkable events that will transform the Atwater sisters forever.

The Wedding Dress is an unforgettable lesson in hope, written with the natural simplicity and beauty of a born storyteller.


Fiction  - JH & HSFiction - JH & HS

1 copy available at Paideia School


0345444825 : $21.95

LC Call No:

PS3605.L47 W43 2002

Dewey Class No:

813/.6 21


Ellis, Virginia Renfro.


The wedding dress / Virginia Ellis.


1st ed.


New York : Ballantine Books, 2002.


292 p. ; 22 cm.


Women--Southern States--Fiction.

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