Eva Marie Everson
Five single, fiercely independent women live together in a Chicago apartment in the early 1950s but rarely see one another. One Saturday afternoon, as they are serendipitously together downtown, they spy a wedding dress in a storefront window at the famous Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. After trying it on—much to the dismay of the salesclerk and without a single boyfriend or date between the five of them—they decide to pool their money to purchase it. Can one dress forever connect five women who live together only a short time before taking their own journeys to love and whatever comes happily ever after?
This was one of those books that, while it was a well-written story, was just not for me. I'm not going to write a negative review, because there was absolutely nothing wrong with it. The characters were relatable, the dialogue was good, everything was GOOD -- it just didn't grab me. I enjoyed it alright, but it wasn't really my kind of book. With five main characters, it felt strained to get to know any of them very well, and I didn't really get into the 1950's period. (Plus it was about city life. City life to me = boring.)
HOWEVER, I know some other people who'd enjoy it. I'm sure many readers will absolutely love it. Me personally, I'd rather spend my time reading books that are more my style.
(I do love the cover, though. That cover is Gorgeous with a capital G.)
My rating: 6/10
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.