Thursday, May 29, 2014


Vintage by Susan Gloss was a perfect book to read while sitting in my lawn chair, soaking up a little sun.  

Several characters converge in this women's fiction treat and share their stories and connection to Violet's vintage clothing store.  

Violet is living her dream, owning and operating her own vintage clothing store.  She has finally escaped her small hometown and her unhappy marriage and now lives in Madison, Wisconsin, yet still longs to remarry and have her own children.

Amithi is upset by her husband's infidelity after nearly forty years of marriage.  She continues to visit the vintage clothing shop, purging her closet of many beautiful items as she comes to terms with the betrayal she feels.

April Morgan is just eighteen, but already dealing with being grown up. She is expecting a baby with her ex-boyfriend, and trying to make ends meet after her single mother died in a car accident six months previously.

Other women come and go, buying and selling items to this vintage store that is more than just a clothes shop.  But, when Violet finally shares the fact that she is being evicted and will have to relocate or close her shop, they come together to find a solution.

This book was a bit Debbie Macomber-ish to me throwing in a bit of The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society or Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilt novels.  I can only hope Gloss will find a way to continue these stories in future novels. If not, Vintage, was a very enjoyable stand alone novel. Gloss is a talented writer.

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