“Five Brides” by Eva Marie Everson
Early 1950’s five single women are rooming together in a Chicago apartment. They are all learning to be independent and have jobs about the city. On a rare Saturday they are all together for a day of fun. After a movie, they walk by the famous Carson Pirie Scott & Co where a they spot a lovely wedding dress on display. To the dismay of the salesclerk, they all try it on. And amazingly, it fits them all. While none of them have a wedding date (some do not even have a date) but they all pitch in money to buy the dress, and all agree to share it on their special day, whenever and wherever that may be.
This is a wonderful story about five women who are searching for their place in the world. They all have ups and downs in the search for independence. I enjoyed this story! There was a lot of interplay between the characters and they supported each other in their endeavors. This is a good book for summer reading.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Tyndale Fiction. All opinions expressed are my own.