#BookReview: Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L Rosen

nine women one dressAbout the Book

A charming, hilarious, irresistible romp of a novel that brings together nine unrelated women, each touched by the same little black dress that weaves through their lives, bringing a little magic with it.

Natalie is a Bloomingdale’s salesgirl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend who’s engaged to someone else after just two months. Felicia has been quietly in love with her boss for seventeen years and has one night to finally make the feeling mutual. Andie is a private detective who specializes in gathering evidence on cheating husbands—a skill she unfortunately learned from her own life—and lands a case that may restore her faith in true love. For these three women, as well as half a dozen others in sparkling supporting roles—a young model fresh from rural Alabama, a diva Hollywood star making her Broadway debut, an overachieving, unemployed Brown grad who starts faking a fabulous life on social media, to name just a few—everything is about to change, thanks to the dress of the season, the perfect little black number everyone wants to get their hands on . . .

My Review

I got on really well with this book, right from the beginning. There are so many different characters and plot points, yet somehow they all seem to connect and intersect in one way or the other. And all because of one little black dress. About halfway through the book though I had to stop and think: where was all this going? What was the actual point of this book? Typically I prefer reads with a bit more depth, a lesson to be learned, and I didn’t quite get that with this one. Entertaining, charming and easy to read – yes. But when I got the final page, it left me wanting just a bit more. Light and breezy and didn’t take me too many sittings to get it read, I would still recommend Nine Women, One Dress. I just couldn’t call it a favorite.

4 stars

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