The Last Dress from Paris
The Last Dress from Paris by Jade Beer is a dual timeline novel that takes place in 2017 and 1952. A grandmother (Granny Sylvie) tasks her granddaughter (Lucille) with recovering a special dress from Paris. It sounds like an easy task, but grandmum may have left out a few details. Lucille soon finds herself on a journey in Paris that could change her life. I thought the story was well-written. Jade Beer is a descriptive writer. I enjoyed the word imagery of the couture dresses. I could imagine sitting at the Dior fashion shows seeing all the gorgeous creations. I delighted in the detailed descriptions of Paris. I thought the author beautifully blended the two timelines together. The Last Dress from Paris has a forbidden romance, couture fashions, elaborate parties, Paris landmarks, a dress hunt, friendship, a strained mother/daughter relationship, and an unexpected romance. I liked the strong female friendship between Anne and Alice. I did have a hard time getting into the story. It took me some time to become engaged. I did find Alice’s storyline to be on the sad side, but it was balance with the more upbeat atmosphere in Lucille’s storyline. I like that we get to see Lucille grow and become self-assured. I appreciated the epilogue that nicely wrapped up the story. The Last Dress from Paris is a heartfelt tale about friendships, fashion, and familial relationships.
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