Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Wedding Veil

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
Kristy Woodson Harvey
Expected publication date: March 29, 2022
The New York Times bestselling author of Under the Southern Sky and the Peachtree Bluff series brings “her signature wit, charm, and heart” (Woman’s World) to this sweeping new novel following four women across generations, bound by a beautiful wedding veil and a connection to the famous Vanderbilt family.

Four women. One family heirloom. A secret connection that will change their lives—and history as they know it.

Present Day: Julia Baxter’s wedding veil, bequeathed to her great-grandmother by a mysterious woman on a train in the 1930s, has passed through generations of her family as a symbol of a happy marriage. But on the morning of her wedding day, something tells her that even the veil’s good luck isn’t enough to make her marriage last forever. Overwhelmed and panicked, she escapes to the Virgin Islands to clear her head. Meanwhile, her grandmother Babs is also feeling shaken. Still grieving the death of her beloved husband, she decides to move out of the house they once shared and into a retirement community. Though she hopes it’s a new beginning, she does not expect to run into an old flame, dredging up the same complicated emotions she felt a lifetime ago.

1914: Socialite Edith Vanderbilt is struggling to manage the luxurious Biltmore Estate after the untimely death of her cherished husband. With 250 rooms to oversee and an entire village dependent on her family to stay afloat, Edith is determined to uphold the Vanderbilt legacy—and prepare her free-spirited daughter Cornelia to inherit it—in spite of her family’s deteriorating financial situation. But Cornelia has dreams of her own. Asheville, North Carolina has always been her safe haven away from the prying eyes of the press, but as she explores more of the rapidly changing world around her, she’s torn between upholding tradition and pursuing the exciting future that lies beyond Biltmore’s gilded gates.

In the vein of Therese Anne Fowler’s A Well-Behaved Woman and Jennifer Robson’s The Gown, The Wedding Veil brings to vivid life a group of remarkable women forging their own paths—and explores the mystery of a national heirloom lost to time. - from Goodreads

I'm very intrigued by the Vanderbilt family/Biltmore Estate connection!


  1. I am a sucker for books with wedding dresses on the cover! I don't know what it is, LOL. I hope you enjoy this when you get a chance to read it!

  2. Sorry, I couldn't stop staring at the cover. It's amazing. The backstory sounds cool. Mystery woman and all. Seems very promising.

  3. This sounds like an epic story and so amazing!🤩

  4. Ooh! This does sound like a unique take on the one dress with many stories theme. I hope that you love it! :)

  5. I've loved everything I've read from Kristy Woodson Harvey so far, so I'm excited for this one too.

    1. I've actually never read this author before, but I'm excited to try her books!

  6. This one for sure LOOKS interesting. Don't think I've ever read anything by this author so I may have to take a second look because I love a good swoony romance. :)


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