Five single, fiercely independent women live together in a Chicago apartment in the early 1950s but rarely see one another. One Saturday afternoon, as they are serendipitously together downtown, they spy a wedding dress in a storefront window at the famous Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. After trying it on—much to the dismay of the salesclerk and without a single boyfriend or date between the five of them—they decide to pool their money to purchase it. Can one dress forever connect five women who live together only a short time before taking their own journeys to love and whatever comes happily ever after?">Skip to Main Content
This was my first time reading an Eva Marie Everson novel, and I know it won't be my last. I absolutely adored this book! At 453 pages, this isn't a short book. However, the story was so good, I just zipped right through the pages. I'd love to read more about Betty, Joan, Evelyn, Inga, and Magda! Please write another book! I was surprised to learn at the end that one of the characters is actually a real person: http://5brides1dress.com/?p=312! So awesome! I truly loved this book!
Everson transports readers to the early 1950s with stunning accuracy. The swiftly moving plot keeps you excited to discover what will happen next with each of the characters. There is adequate development of each of the five women; none feel neglected, and all add to the narrative. Authentic and poignant, this story will stay with you long after reading. 4.5 stars