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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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Dell
Release: 2020-04-28
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780399179600

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Showcases fifty of history's most iconic wedding dresses, describing each gown's silhouette, fabric, embellishments, and construction techniques, and why they continue to inspire brides and designers today.

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Genre: Design
Author: Eleanor Thompson
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Release: 2014
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 3791348736

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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"--

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Rachel Hauck
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Release: 2012
File: 343 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781595549631

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Over 300 photographs of wedding dress styles by such fashion luminaries as Oleg Cassini, Christian Lacroix, John Galliano, and others are showcased in this Beautiful guide to the most essential element of the most importatnt day. Artistic sketches and fabric details show endless creative possibilities.

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Genre: Design
Author: Oleg Cassini
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Release: 2014-01-21
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 0847841820

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From the romance of its evolution to the splendor of its design, the wedding dress is unlike any other garment, a talisman from a fantasy world, the manifestation of dreams coming true. This book draws on wedding garments in the V&A's renowned collection along with photographs, letters, memoirs, and newspaper accounts to explore the history of the white wedding dress and the traditions that have developed around it from 1700 to today, when designers from Vera Wang to Vivienne Westwood continue to challenge the aesthetic. Paintings, drawings, and wedding photos depict queens, princesses, celebrities, and everyday women--including Kate Middleton--in their gowns. The text considers the dress in the context of the commercialization of weddings that began in the Victorian era. The Wedding Dress is not only about costume, but also about the cultivation of the image of the bride.

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Genre: Wedding costume
Author: Edwina Ehrman
Publisher:
Release: 2014
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 1851778136

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Pattern sheets are in pocket affixed to page 3 of cover.

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Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Becky Drinan
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
Release: 2014
File: 175 Pages
ISBN-13: 1861089104

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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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Carrie Young
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Release: 2000-01-01
File: 135 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780877457183

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Author: Nelson Rodrigues
Publisher: Albatros Ediciones
Release: 1980
File: 79 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015024863006

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Features a comprehensive history of wedding fashions, discusses selecting and wearing a contemporary wedding dress, and depicts wedding attire through the ages

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Maria McBride-Mellinger
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Release: 1993
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 0679418849

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A new wife is seldom aware of the intense spiritual battle threatening her dreams of happily ever after. Often, she enters the marriage without the benefit of great examples, biblical knowledge, and mentors offering godly wisdom. The battle begins and she is unarmed. Can she survive? Will her marriage become another divorce statistic? Marriage is God’s design. He has a battle plan, the power and the resources to win. When a wife knows who God is and what He can do, she can trust Him to sustain her and her marriage. Her joy will be complete as she allows Him to empower her to do more for her union than she can imagine.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Jennifer White
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Release: 2015-02-01
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781614584360

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