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Isabella, Mary, and Lauren are going to be bridesmaids in Kristi's wedding. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, eat tiny sandwiches, and drink mimosas. They're all happy for Kristi, but they do have the ups and downs of their own lives to cope with. Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, where she's extremely successful, and wildly unhappy. Mary is in love with a man who may never love any woman as much as he loves his mother. And Lauren, a waitress at a midtown bar, finds herself drawn to a man she's pretty sure she hates.
With blind dates and ski vacations, boozy lunches and family holidays, relationships lost to politics and relationships found in pet stores, Girls in White Dresses pulls us deep inside the circle of these friends, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life.
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By Candi on 08-13-11
Waste of a credit
This book was unlistenable, at least by a middle-aged woman with a brain. I thought I might have accidentally purchased a young adult novel. A discerning tween or teen would agree though that the characters are one-dimensional and the story lines are as thin as dental floss. I managed to hang in through Chapter One, but only because the state law prohibits handling distracting devices while driving. Thankfully, I made it home and was able to put an end to my misery and the interminable and tasteless "so and so dates ugly guys" story line went on to disparage any other unfortunates with imperfect skin, career choices, or body types ("You kissed the 'Wildebeest'? Eeeew.".)
This book was one of three featured books on Audible's home page in mid-August 2011 as I write this; I'm sorry I trusted the recommendation.
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By Kelly on 04-16-12
Maybe I'm crazy...
...but I really liked "Girls in White Dresses". It was told in vignettes with the focus shifting from one girl to another. The focus came back on most of the girls later on in the book though no one more so than Isabella. She was the character I related to most and so I enjoyed popping in to see what was going on in her life as the years progressed.
I think what I loved most about it was how realistic the dialogue was. This is exactly how my friends and I talk and I often found myself laughing as I pictured one of my friends saying some of the lines. I can understand how the repetitive "she said" can get annoying. It usually bothers me too but I didn't notice it here.
I liked Emily Janice Card's narration enough. I think she sounded like a snarky 20-something, though some of the voices she did were a little irritating (especially Lauren's voice.)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful