Tuesday, June 28, 2022
The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle
I was in the market for a good historical fiction novel and this WWII romance really hit the spot. In a small town in the countryside three women find themselves thrust together with a common goal - to mend an old wedding dress. Cressida is an affluent clothing designer who fled London when her house and boutique were bombed. While she sorts out her life she is staying with her niece and nephew in her family manor. Violet is her niece, she is vain and vapid, but underneath it all has a heart of gold. Grace is the vicar's daughter. She is grateful to have found a man interested in marrying her and it is her mother's wedding dress that needs mending. With the war on in England, clothing is rationed and you can't buy a wedding dress for all the money in the world. You have to make do and mend. These three women form the backbone of the towns little sewing circle and they have no idea just how much their lives will change. Chapters alternate between the three women as they navigate the war and their hearts. A charming and heartfelt novel.