Everson, Eva Marie. Five Brides. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2015.
Set in Chicago, in the early 1950’s, five strongly independent women live separate but connected lives. On a whim one afternoon, the five roommates try on and buy a conjoined wedding dress to be worn by each on her special day. Though each in different spots, no boyfriends for any in sight, and each with a very unique story, the wedding dress may be the item that links them together forever…
PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Such a unique yet partially true story! Based on the experience of one of the involved brides, liberties were taken (with permission) to fictionally fill-in the story. Though I had a bit of trouble starting the book, the pace did quicken as the pages turned. Five women, each with a special story, were well characterized and incorporated into this novel. Though I did have my favorite character, I was curious how the stories would intertwine, with a common ending. Written in a circle-style manner, perhaps the author, Eva Marie Everson, would consider continuing the story with the next generation?
4 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of Five Brides from Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review*