Sunday, May 29, 2011

Book of the day: "A Vintage Affair"

In honor of International Chick Lit Month and our one year blogoversary, we're bringing you a book a day (and then some). If you've read the book and want to comment on this post with your thoughts, please do. If you haven't read it yet, we hope you'll take interest in it after hearing our thoughts. To make this fun, anyone who comments on any of these posts has a chance to be entered in a drawing for a special prize. The more posts you comment on, the more chances to win! (See here for contest details.)

"A Vintage Affair" by Isabel Wolff:
Do fairytale dresses bring fairytale endings? Every dress has a history, so does Phoebe! Phoebe always dreamt of opening her own vintage dress shop. She imagined every detail, from the Vivienne Westwood bustiers hanging next to satin gowns, to sequinned cupcake dresses adorning the walls. At the launch of Village Vintage, Phoebe feels the tingle of excitement as customers snap up the fairytale dresses. Her dream has come true, but a secret from her past is casting a shadow over her new venture. Then one day she meets Therese, an elderly Frenchwoman with a collection to sell, apart from one piece that she won't part with ! As Therese tells the story of the little blue coat, Phoebe feels a profound connection with her own life, one that will help her heal the pain of her past and allow her to love again. (Summary courtesy of Goodreads.)

Melissa A:
This was one of my favorites from 2010. Well told and difficult to put down. It's about friendship, redemption and forgiveness...and fashion too! Ms. Wolff talks about fashion without going overboard, but gives every piece of clothing a beautiful description that makes me want to wear whatever Phoebe is selling. See my review for more details.

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16 comments:

Jencey said...

I have this book on my TBR list. Looks like an interesting book.

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shazjera said...

'A Vintage Affair' really sounds like my kind of book. Thank you

Margaret said...

OH! I'm excited to see this one here I have been wanting this one for a while! it's on my wishlist.


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Linda Kish said...

This sounds like an interesting story.

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Margie said...

Sounds good! Revolving a story around a vintage dress shops sounds intriguing.
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Bonnie said...

Now I am intrigued about the story behind that "little blue coat"!

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Jeryl M. said...

Sounds good.

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S.Sabia said...

I'm adding this one to my to-read list!
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BRN2SHOP9 said...

Sound's like a great book!

Rebecca said...

This one is on my list, but is strangely one of those books I never remember when I'm *at* the store, lol ... Definitely want to make an effort to find & read!

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Susan said...

This book sounds really good. I am going to have to add it to my TBR list.

Bec said...

This is probably the kind of book I wouldn't normally pick up if it weren't for the positive review on this kind of site.

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Nina said...

Looks like a unique read, love the Vintage Dress Shop aspect!
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Kat said...

My list of "to read" just keeps getting longer!

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Tiffany said...

Oh I want the dress on that cover! I love it! I have to read this one... I think I'll suggest it to my book club!

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Sarah said...

I have this and still haven't read it!

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