Legend has it that every season there is one dress. The dress that can make your career, ignite a spark with that special someone, or utterly transform your life.
For Felicia, who has been in love with her boss for 20 years; for Natalie who has sworn off men since her ex dumped her – for them and for others, life is about to change.
And all because of their brush with the dress of the season, the perfect little black number that everyone wants to get their hands on…
Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Dress by Jane L Rosen, published in paperback by Arrow on 17 November, also available in ebook.
Nine women, one dress. That is the central theme of this very enjoyable novel from Jane L Rosen. Can a dress really change your life? Can a dress transform your career?
The dress at the centre of this novel is THE dress of the season. A quite simple, but wonderfully
elegant gown from the Max Hammer showroom, every woman wants to wear it, and the lucky ones who do, find that it is the beginning of huge changes in their lives.
The Dress is very cleverly structured. The author tells the story in nine voices, from the young, wet-behind-the ears model Sally Ann Fennely to Morris Siegal the ninety-year-old pattern maker who has worked at Max Hammer since the day it opened. In between their stories are others; a whole eclectic, diverse set of people, who each have a connection to THE dress.
This is not just an easy, charming read that is very satisfying. It is also a intricate examination of a set of relationship and how people tick. There's some absolutely wonderful characterisation, and the reader falls just a little bit in love with the inhabitants of this story, just as some of them fall for each other. I particularly enjoyed the whole New York setting, the author skilfully re-creates this bustling city with the shops and glamour so very well.
Love and laughter, tears and insecurities, humour and laughs; The Dress has all of this and more. This really is the perfect Sunday afternoon read. Engaging and quirky, I enjoyed it very much.
My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review.
Jane L Rosen is an author, screenwriter and Huffington Post contributor. She lives in New York City and Fire Island with her husband and three daughters. She often takes inspiration from the city she lives in and the people she shares it with. In addition to her writing she has spent time in television and event production and is the co-founder of a gifting app called ItsAllGravy.com
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