Friday, June 19, 2015

Five Brides by Eva Marie Everson

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Ah, I found this a fascinating, refreshing story.  I enjoyed the book the whole way through and then when I got to the end and realized that it was actually based on a true happening and the author had visited with one of the brides and retold her story while making up the other four brides' stories, it was an even better read.

This is the story of 5 room mates back in the 50's who went shopping together one Saturday on a whim.  Something they likely had never done before or after and they found this amazing wedding dress. They pooled their resources and bought the dress and each one wore it to their wedding. The last one to get married got to keep the dress and it passed on down through at least two more generations.

Eva definitely flipped back and forth a lot to keep up with all the characters, but I thought she did a pretty good job of holding it all together. I was able to follow it very well.  The thing I didn't really like is that as soon as they were married, they pretty much dropped off the scene of the book and that made me sad because I wanted to know if Inga ever was able to love Axel or if Magda made up to her husband's late wife's mother, but I also know it would have made the book way too big.

I could have done without the filler swear words and while the book was clean there wasn't much Christianity in it.

This book was given to me by Tyndale House for the purpose of reading and writing a review.

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