"Inventory Item: wedding gown
Approximate date: 1952
Condition: good, minor discoloration on lining
Item description: Ivory, tea-length gown with scooped neckline and cap sleeves. Silk taffeta with crinoline understructure.
Source: Dress acquired from the couple's daughter" (Page 1)
Book summary: Women of all ages and from various backgrounds form unlikely bonds when they meet at a vintage dress shop.
My thoughts: Different women, each with their own trials and struggles, come together at Hourglass Vintage, a shop owned by Violet. Dealing with struggles of her own, including the fear of losing her shop completely, Violet befriends her customers in this lovely work of chick-lit.
April is a pregnant teen who has been jilted by her boyfriend. Amithi is selling the lovely dresses from her Indian homeland. And shopkeeper Violet is trying to make a living from a shop in danger of closing. Like each and every vintage item for sale in the store, each of the women has a colorful history that brings them all together when they stop by Hourglass Vintage to buy or sell.
Vintage by Susan Gloss is a fun and charming read. It's not a groundbreaking work of fantastic literature, but it's worth taking the time to get to know the characters. The nostalgic look at vintage/retro items is really engaging.
After reading this book, you may never look at a used clothing store the same way again!
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
- Pages: 320
- Year originally published: 2014
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