Tuesday, September 28, 2010
A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolffe
Last night was our bookclub meeting at the Barnes and Noble store in the Carolina Place Mall in Charlotte, NC. We were reviewing the book The Wet Nurse's Tale by Erica Eisdorfer. Overall we really liked the book. The author was suppose to be there but we found out the author's husband was in an accident and she couldn't make it to the meeting. He is going to be all right, but she needed to stay near her home in Durham, NC, which is most understandable! I had bought a book on sock knitting and I bought the wrong one so I returned it while I was at B&N. I couldn't find another knitting book I wanted to I chose A Vintage Affair. I was drawn in right away by the vintage gowns on the cover! Vintage clothing has always peaked my interest so I think this book will be right up my alley! I will let you know what I think of it after I read it, but for now here is an amazon review.
Review from amazon.com:
When vintage clothing expert Phoebe Swift decides to abandon her career as a Sotheby’s auctioneer, she opens London’s Village Vintage, selling only the best recycled designer duds. However, it isn’t long before we discover that the cupcake dresses and alligator clutches that populate her quaint neighborhood shop aren’t Phoebe’s only baggage. Reeling from the death of a close friend and the subsequent collapse of her wedding engagement, Phoebe is in need of a change. She certainly loves the clothing she sells for its history, but it takes a new and profound friendship with the elderly client Mrs. Bell to show Phoebe to care for herself in the same way. Although the novel is sometimes predictable, UK best-seller Wolff keeps us entertained by sending a few courtiers Phoebe’s way and threading intriguing wartime historical fiction into Mrs. Bell’s backstory. Readers with a passion for couture fashion will appreciate (and feel vindicated by!) Wolff’s well-researched and intricate descriptions of beautiful, significant vintage pieces. While the dialogue is occasionally a bit bloated, this book is a smooth read with enough flair and fun for the beach or the pool. --Annie Bostrom
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!