Five Brides  -     By: Eva Marie Everson
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Tyndale House / 2015 / Paperback

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Five independent women share a Chicago apartment in the 1950s but rarely see each other. One weekend when they're all together downtown, they see a wedding dress in a store window. Though none of them has a boyfriend or a date, they pool their money and buy it! Will one gown really connect five friends forever? 425 pages, softcover from Tyndale.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 425
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1414397445
ISBN-13: 9781414397443

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Publisher's Description

One dress, five women, a lifetime of memories.
Five single, fiercely independent women live together in a Chicago apartment in the early 1950s but rarely see one another. One Saturday afternoon, as they are serendipitously together downtown, they spy a wedding dress in a storefront window at the famous Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. After trying it on—much to the dismay of the salesclerk and without a single boyfriend or date between the five of them—they decide to pool their money to purchase it. Can one dress forever connect five women who live together only a short time before taking their own journeys to love and whatever comes happily ever after?

Editorial Reviews

Everson transports readers to the early 1950s with stunning accuracy. The swiftly moving plot keeps you excited to discover what will happen next with each of the characters. There is adequate development of each of the five women; none feel neglected, and all add to the narrative. Authentic and poignant, this story will stay with you long after reading. 4.5 stars

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  1. Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A fun, interesting story.
    August 10, 2016
    Cheryl
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    What a delightful story.

    While five roommates are shopping in 1950s Chicago, they eye a stunning wedding dress in a store window. After trying it on, they decide to purchase it, even though they aren't on the verge of marriage. Wishful thinking?

    Such a fun story - and quick read. Good pacing, and I loved the setting.
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Five brides, one wedding dress
    March 31, 2016
    Cindy J
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Five Brides by Eva Marie Everson was well named. The title is a good summation the book follows five young ladies who all become brides and all wear the same dress for their weddings. In 1951, pen pals Joan Hunt and Evelyn Alexander agreed to meet in Chicago to start a new life. Joan travelled from England and Evelyn from Georgia. Joan arrived first and secured housing for both of them with Betty Estes and twins Magda and Inga Christenson. Joan eventually secured multiple jobs simultaneously in order to send money home to her family as well as have funds with which to live. She continually looked for opportunities to improve her situation. Evelyn left home without her mothers approval. Bettys parents still try to control and manipulate Bettys life even after she moved out of their house. Magda and Inga lived and worked with their uncle and aunt but thought they would feel less stifled if they moved on. Until the first wedding, the story flowed along with no time gaps. Inga was the first to marry in the wedding dress, and after her wedding, the reader was left hanging as to what happened in her life. Once the ladies became engaged or married, larger gaps of time were skipped in the story.

    Overall, I enjoyed the story. Each lady faced her own set of unique challenges and responded to them in various ways. Sometimes I was cheering one on, sometimes I was wishing another would not make that mistake, other times I was shaking my head in sympathy. The story was told at a rather relaxed pace until the end when chunks of time were skipped, although they were not really necessary to the story.

    I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
  3. Lancaster,Pa
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Enjoyable Book!
    March 9, 2016
    loriweller
    Lancaster,Pa
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Five Bride is an enjoyable book with an unique concept. Five girls go together to buy a wedding gown before anyone is even planning on getting married. This book explores how each of their lives develop until they need the wedding gown. It is interesting and flows easily. I would encourage all to read.

    I received the book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
  4. Illinois
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Five Brides
    January 13, 2016
    jacquiR
    Illinois
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Five Brides by Eva Marie Everson is an entertaining tale of five single, independent women whose lives converge in Chicago in the early 1950s. The story begins with a soon-to-be-wed bride, awaiting her gown to try on. This was her grandmothers wedding gownone dress shared by five brides and soon to be worn by a sixthher. Her mother promises to tell her the enchanting story of her grandmother and her four friends who shared a unique friendship and a very special dress.

    Representing England and all parts of the U.S., these women share tears and joy as their lives weave together and form the patterns that were meant to be. Though none of them had marriage plans, one day while shopping together, on a whim they each try on the magnificent gown that no one by herself can afford. They strike a bargain that they will each contribute an amount and share this extraordinary dress. Their pact to share this gown further binds their hearts and lives together.

    How each finds her own happily-ever-after results in a very satisfying and engaging book. I recommend this book which I received through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.
  5. Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A masterful tapestry of story, intrigue, suspense, heartbreak and heart-felt joy
    November 6, 2015
    Cheri Cowell
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I couldn't wait to get to the end to the end to find out what happens to these five women and the wedding dress, but I also didn't want the story to end because it was so good. Everson has done a masterful job weaving a story with intrigue, suspense, heartbreak and heart-felt joy. You will love this book.
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