Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Five Brides

Product DetailsFive Brides, by Eva Marie Everson, tells the story of five women who are roommates in Chicago in the early 1950s. They are all extremely busy trying to provide for themselves, and they rarely have a moment to spend together. One rare Saturday they decide to spend the afternoon in Chicago together, and during that trip they find a perfect wedding dress. Since none of them have enough money to purchase the dress on their own, they decide to split the cost of the dress and all wear it on their wedding days.


The concept of this book was really interesting, and it reminded me a little bit of one of my favorite childhood movies: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, where four best friends all fit into the same pair of jeans. I liked that this book really focused on the individual lives of each of the roommates. They all wanted different things out of their lives, and they really did all go in completely different directions. No matter where their lives ended up, it was nice to see them stay connected through letters and the wedding dress that originally connected them all.


Although this book was pretty long, I really did not want to see it end. I liked each of the characters, since they all had distinct characteristics that made me connect to them in their own way. Some were completely focused on their careers, while others just wanted to be married with a family or a husband. I will definitely be reading more books by Eva Marie Everson in the future after I enjoyed this book so much!

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