A Modest Proposal (Butterfly Box #1)
All my life I had dreamed of changing the ordinary girl's world of fashion by designing modest formal gowns-ones that you'd actually want to wear. With my super-hero stitching I would save you mothers and daughters crying in dressing rooms over yet another "the straps are just too small" prom dress. Don't worry, I even thought of a catchy tagline for my brand: "Modest Is H...more
I picked this up in Salt Lake City, curious to see what makes an LDS-approved fiction book. I am not a chick lit fan, but something about the "girl makes it in fashion in NYC despite challenges along the way" piqued my interest. Plus, you know, the unexplained intrigue at reading such a targeted book.
First, the good: I can see how a devout Mormon woman would LOVE this book. Beyond the uplifting message and fun beach read, I'm sure it's comforting to see character action ...more
Lauren is a 29 year old Southern Utah gal who is living in New York City and working as a designer for a woman who has achieved a recognized nam ...more
This story is actually part of a series but is able to totally stand on it's own. It centers around Lauryn who is living her dream as a fashion designer in New York- except things aren't always as good as they seem.
The story takes you into her past to show how she ended up where she is and continues to reveal more challenges and struggles with ...more
However, I couldn't say more than this book "was ok" (i.e. only 2 stars) because the plot was barely believable and had some gaping holes where motive should be (the whole rival designer thing was especially flimsy); the time line seemed off (particularly where the main character's fiance was concerned); and I was about to scream from the continual repetition of the nonsense about drapey dresses ...more
This book seems divided into two very different segments - Lauryn w ...more
I was under the impression that there was a girl who was going to have to try and find herself a husband. (sounds strange I know) but honestly the storyline doesn't even get semiclose to that topic till about a hundred pages in.
Well I enjoyed the storyline eve ...more
Her best friends from high school have a reunion once a year to open their Butterfly box full of memories and hopes. They gain strength from eac ...more
I liked how there weren't any deep gospel issues trying to be resolved. Well, there are some heavy issues with some of the characters, but there aren't any long passages of quoted scripture, etc. This was in the tone of 'a fun night on the town as a college girl.' Of course the ending is unrealistic and the knight in shining armor is as well, bu ...more