Five Brides

Everson, Eva Marie.  Five Brides.  Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.  2015.

5bridesSet 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…

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*


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