Plot. Soline Roussel is born into a family of dressmakers, decades of women specializing in wedding gowns – with a touch of magic. During WWII, Soline experiences the horrible loss of her fiancé. Decades of grief, loneliness, and a modicum of success ensue with her dress shop in Boston. Tragedy strikes again with a physically debilitating fire. Soline meets a young woman suffering loss of her own who again brings love into her life.
Liked. The storyline is touching and tender. No sex, no offensive language. I’m a succor for WWII stories.
Not so hot. There have been several comments regarding the French accent. Frankly, I can’t entirely agree. I’m not French and don’t speak French (I wish I did), so it sounded fine. However, the voice of Rory was cringe-worthy. You may find it all peachy.
Written by Barbara Davis, narrated by: Robin Siegerman and Hope Newhouse, 15 hours of listening in unabridged audiobook format released in October 2021 by Brilliance Audio.