Five independent women live together in a Chicago apartment in the early 1950’s. Each is hoping to find their place in the world. One Saturday afternoon while they are together they spy a wedding dress in a storefront window. After trying it on they buy it- much to the dismay of the salesclerk and with no boyfriend between them. Can one dress stitch their lives together and take them on journeys they never expected?
First of all, I have to say that the cover picture is what caught my attention immediately. I love it! Now onto the story and what I thought of it. This is going to be an unusual review, a kind I have never written before. The basics of it is this- I like the story but I didn’t finish the book. Crazy, right? Doesn’t make sense? I know, I know, it sounds weird. But, please, let me explain.
I was enjoying the story, reading about each of the girls and their journey “on their own” in their world and their relationship with the other girls. As far as I have gotten into the book I like the style of writing, the flow of the stories and how each weave into the other. I did not pick up on any errors in what I read. This situation happens to fall under the answer of “It’s not you, it’s me.” Have you ever picked up a book you have been looking forward to reading, opened it up, excited to delve into the characters’ lives, and realized that now is just not the moment to read that particular book? So you put it back on your TBR shelf for another day, when you are in the right frame of mind for that story and what it has to tell you. That is what happened with Five Brides. Now is just not the time for me to read it. It is going back on my TBR shelf for when I am ready for it. What I have read so far, about a quarter of the book, I like, and my review is based on what I have read so far.
*I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. The thoughts I have expressed are entirely my own.*