Vintage

  • by Susan Gloss
  • Narrated by Karen White
  • 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell…and so do the women whose lives the store touches.
"Yellow Samsonite suitcase with ivory, quilted lining, 1950s"
A small-town girl with a flair for fashion, Violet Turner had always dreamed of owning a shop like Hourglass Vintage. But while she values the personal history behind each beautiful item she sells, Violet is running from her own past. Faced with the possibility of losing the store to an unscrupulous developer, she realizes that despite her usual self-reliance she cannot save it alone.
"Taffeta tea-length wedding gown with scooped neckline and cap sleeves, 1952"
Eighteen-year-old April Morgan is nearly five months along in an unplanned pregnancy when her hasty engagement is broken. When she returns the perfect vintage wedding dress to Violet's shop, she discovers a world of new possibilities, and an unexpected sisterhood with women who won't let her give up on her dreams.
"Orange silk sari with gold paisley design, 1968"
Betrayed by her husband, Amithi Singh begins selling off her vibrant Indian dresses, remnants of a life she's determined to leave behind her. After decades of housekeeping and parenting a daughter who rejects her traditional ways, she fears her best days are behind her…until she discovers an outlet for her creativity and skills with a needle and thread.
An engaging story that beautifully captures the essence of friendship and style, Vintage is a charming tale of possibility, of finding renewal, love, and hope when we least expect it.

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I found this book to be engaging enough, but easily forgettable. An average read. 3 stars.
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- Robin "Hi all. I'm in my 50's (that's relevant, i think), and I favor fiction. I like the british sensibility, and was introduced to the Forsyte Saga through audible ... loved it! I happen to also like Chinese writers, but they are not well represented yet at audible. Looking to follow readers with similar tastes ..."

Great Characters, Strong Women

I loved the characters in this book. If you like a little bit of romance, some quirky people and strong female characters, this story is for you. I laughed and cried which counts as a great book to me. Liked the narrator too.
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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-25-2014
  • Publisher: HarperAudio