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The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
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Jul 04, 11

Read in June, 2011

I'm going to coin a new genre called "orphaned girl with quarterlife-crisis return home to ailing/lonely/dead grandmother and rediscover themselves amongst a pile of the grandmothers cache (clothes, books...) as well as snag a cute hometown boy who falls hopeless in love with the new-to-town girl."

On occasion, I do like these books, especially those that add a dash of whimsy (many deal with cooking) but I found this book contrived and soap-operay. It'd be good for a day at the beach and a book to leave in the train for someone else to find. Beyond that there was so much that could have improved this novel, it went in so many directions, the characters were predictable and often incredibly annoying.

It's definitely not worth spending full-price on this book.

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