Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Review: "A Vintage Affair" Isabel Wolff

From the Back Cover: "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 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."

My Review: Although I enjoyed this book, I did find that parts of it were a little too good to be true. Some of the parts fell into place a little too easily (Phoebe starts her store with four cupcake dresses, and all four are purchased by the women that she feels suits them best. It doesn't always work that way!) It really did have a "fairytale" aspect to it. I just found it a little sweet for my tastes.

However, this is not to discount the great writing of this book. I enjoyed it, I found it interesting, and there were definitely some great parts. I especially enjoyed that Phoebe's love life was not "fairytale". She doesn't end up with who I thought that she would, but I liked how the book ended.

If you can handle a little bit of sap, then this book is worth checking out. Find out more about the book here.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jonita, I have linked your review of this book