Friday, August 9, 2013

ARC Envy #9 Vintage by Susan Gloss

Every week several of my favorite bloggers post vlogs or whatever of all the great book hauls they've received for the week. Since I'm a tiny little fish in the huge book blogging pond, my mailbox isn't stuffed with all the great ARCs that they get. Dana's ARC Envy is my way of highlighting an ARC that I *wish* had been sent to me too. 

Title: Vintage
AuthorSusan Gloss (website)(Twitter)
Publisher: William Morrow / HarperCollins (website)(Twitter)
Expected Publication Date: March 25, 2014

Judging a book by its cover:  The cover is what caught my eye. Loves. I can have?

Know anything about the author?  Debut author. Yay for her!

Why do I want it?  The cover is all kinds of delightful. The title is one of my favorite words. The premise sounds awesome. A vintage resell shop. Yes, please! Sounds like such a sweet read. 

Summary from Goodreads:

A sparkling debut novel in the vein of The Friday Night Knitting Club, centered around a Midwestern vintage clothing shop and a group of women who eventually transform the store and each others' lives.

At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell . . . and so do the women who are drawn there.

Yellow Samsonite suitcase with ivory, quilted lining, 1950s...
Violet Turner had always dreamed of owning a shop like Hourglass Vintage. Though she knows the personal history behind each precious item she sells, Violet refuses to acknowledge her own past. When she is faced with the possibility of losing the store, she realizes that, as much as she wants to, she cannot save it alone.

Taffeta tea length wedding gown with scooped neckline and cap sleeves, 1952...
Eighteen-year-old April Morgan is nearly five months along in an unplanned pregnancy when her hasty engagement is broken. When she returns the perfect 1950s wedding dress, she discovers unexpected possibilities and friends who won't let her give up on her dreams.

Orange sari made from silk dupioni with gold paisley design, 1968...
Betrayed by her husband, Amithi Singh begins selling off her old clothes, remnants of her past life. After decades of housekeeping and parenting a daughter who rejects her traditional ways, she fears she has nothing more ahead for her.

An engaging story that beautifully captures the essence of women's friendship and love, Vintage is a charming tale of possibility, of finding renewal and hope when we least expect it

What ARC are you envying this week?


  1. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds lovely!

    1. I thought so too! And I love the cover. I hope I don't forget about it since it doesn't come out until March!


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