Monday, August 29, 2011

Girls in White Dresses - Jennifer Close

Well they say you shouldn't wear white after Labour Day. But reading Jennifer Close's debut novel Girls in White Dresses is right at anytime - either before or after Labour Day.

Girls in White Dresses follows Mary, Lauren and Isabella as they graduate from college, start their careers and follows their friendships, relationships, marriages etc. on into their early thirties.

I wasn't too sure about the format at first - it's told in a series of stories within the story - vignettes almost. But I quickly found this style addicting. It suited the snapshot moments of each life that are presented - fears, hopes, dreams, disappointments and more. But the thread linking them all is weddings.

Close has a fun, fresh, quirky voice that had me laughing out loud and nodding oh yeah many times. (Kristi the bridezilla was probably the funniest moment for me) Girls in White Dresses would appeal to many age groups - those of us who have lived through the ninety million bridal  and baby showers and emerged unscathed on the other side, those who like a good chick lit read, and those currently passing through this stage of life. Close has written a fun book that celebrates friendships - one you'll want to share with your BFF.

Read an excerpt of Girls in White Dresses.  You can find Jennifer Close on Twitter


Patti V said...

Definitely one I will want to read!

bermudaonion said...

A friend of mine asked me if I'd read this and I'd never even heard of it. After your review, I want to read it!

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

I've heard really good things about this. I do want to pick it up!