This year I decided to review every book I read because I want to share my love of reading with everyone!!! Hopefully, my followers will stick around since not all my posts will be about stitching!!!
Vintage by Susan Gloss
At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell..so do the women behind it.
Violet turner had always dreamed of owning a shop like Hourglass Vintage. But while she values the personal history behind each beautiful item she sells, Violet is running from her own past. Faced with the possibility of losing the store to an unscrupulous developer, she realized that despite her usual self-reliance she cannot save it alone.
Eighteen year old April Morgan is nearly five months along in an unplanned pregnancy when her hasty engagement is is broken. When she returns the perfect vintage wedding dress to Violets shop, she discovers a whole of new possibilities, and an unexpected sisterhood with women who won't let her give up on her dreams.
Betrayed by her husband, Amithi Singh begins selling off her vibrant Indian dresses, remnants of a life she's determined to leave behind her. After decades of housekeeping and parenting a daughter who rejects her traditional ways, she fears her best days are behind her....until she discovers an outlet for her creativity and skills with a needle and thread.
I was sucked into this book the moment I opened it. I love how it follows these three women's lives who are such different aspects of life. There are so many extra characters that make this story just amazing. The characters seem so real, they are just like people we would know. Their problems make you want to reach out an hug them so things will get better. I found myself laughing, getting angry and crying with them.
It is hard to believe that this is Susan Gloss's first book. I cannot wait to read her next one.