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Susan Gloss

William Morrow
March 25, 2014/ ISBN 978-0062270320
Woman’s Fiction

Reviewed by Linda Morelli


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 fashion show.

Eighteen 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.

After 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.

Vintage 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.

Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award winning author of three published romance novels.
Reviewed 2014