As a young girl, Violet
Turner believed that clothing had a story to tell. Years later,
after divorcing an alcoholic husband and believing that children
are no longer in her future, Violet pursues her lifelong dream
and opens Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin. When the
property owner decides to sell the property, Violet attempts
to raise money to purchase it by holding a vintage clothing
year-old April Morgan recently lost a mother who left behind
a home that must be sold to pay outstanding bills. Adding
to her heartache, April is pregnant and her fiancé’s
parents are against her marriage to their son, Charlie. When
she receives news that the wedding has been canceled, April
believes Charlie no longer cares about her. The baby becomes
her only hope for a family to love. Violet recognizes the
heartbreak on April’s face when she walks in to return
the wedding dress and soon hires Violet to help in the shop.
over three decades of marriage, Amithi Singh discovers her
husband has been unfaithful for years. Shocked and hurt, she
visits Violet’s shop to sell the beautiful clothing
she no longer needs. Violet admires the excellent stitching
and. Amithi admits she designed and hand-sewed the pieces.
Violet asks the older woman to do alterations for the pending
fashion show. Amithi agrees, for the work will give her something
to make her days less lonely.
centers on three women, each suffering in their own way and
hiding pain deep in their hearts, but it's more than just
a story. Vintage is about women who share a journey
of healing, friendship and love, and the independence of spirit.
It is one of those rare novels that truly touched my heart.