Friday, September 23, 2011

Review: Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close

Goodreads:  The story of three young women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressures and new love - all while suffering through an endless round of wedding and bridal showers.

Isabella, Mary and Lauren are going to be bridesmaids in Kristi's wedding.  On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, eat tiny sandwiches, and drink mimosas.  They're all happy for Kristi, but they do havethe ups and downs of their own lives to cope with.  Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, where she's extremely successful, and widly unhappy.  Mary is in love with a man wo may never love any woman as much as he loves his mother.  And Lauren, a waitress at a midtown bar, finds herself drawn to a man she's pretty sure she hates.

Kritters Thoughts:  What a book - this book is so good, I am putting it on my shelf to read again, that never happens!  A collection of a short stories or a book with characters weaving in and out - I don't know or care how you call it, it was excellent.

As a girl who finds herself right in the thick of this book, I found my friends amongst her characters and even found myself in some of the same situations.  I think this is why I fell so much in love with this book because I could completely relate to all of the characters.  I enjoyed that each chapter involved a few of the friends, but you saw them again in another chapter.  So yes, maybe it was a collection of short stories, but because you saw the characters again, I think it is a book where each chapter highlights a different character.  I will not divulge any details - because this is a must grab, purchase it quickly.

I will be buying this book in bulk for my girlfriends - I know they will love to read about us at the time we are right now in our lives.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Pages:  304

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