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