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The Perfect Dress by Carolyn Brown
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Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Montlake Romance

ISBN 1503905276 (ISBN13: 9781503905276)
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A plus-size Texas gal has designs on an old crush in New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown’s exuberant, bighearted romance.

In the small town of Celeste, Texas, Mitzi Taylor has never quite fit inside the lines. Nearly six feet tall, flame-haired, and with a plus-size spirit to match every curve, she’s found her niche: a custom wedding-dress boutique catering to big brides-to-be with big dreams. Taking the plunge alongside her two best friends, she’s proud they’ve turned The Perfect Dress into a perfect success.

Just when Mitzi has it all pulled together, Graham Harrison walks back into her life, looking for bridesmaid dresses for his twin daughters. A still-strapping jock whose every gorgeous, towering inch smells like aftershave, the star of all Mitzi’s high school dreams is causing quite a flush.

For Mitzi, all it takes is a touch to feel sparks flitting around her like fireflies. She can just imagine what a kiss could do. Graham’s feeling it, too. And he’s about to make that imagination of Mitzi’s run wild. Is it just a hot summer fling, or are Mitzi’s next designs for herself and seeing her own dreams come true?
My Thoughts

Mitzi Taylor is a lifelong resident of tiny Celeste Texas and from the time she noticed him until present day her High School crush on Graham Harrison is still going strong.

Having moved back to town with his two teenage daughters and take over his father’s car dealership Graham soon becomes as enamored of Mitzi as she is of him.

Having the two girls, Dixie and Tabitha/Tabby work in her dress shop during the long summer hours provides them all with plenty of opportunities to spend time together and get to know one another better.

Along with best friends Jody and Paula, Mitzi’s dream of making The Perfect Dress shop a viable and lucrative business begins to come true in spades.

However the ladies personal lives hit a few speed bumps that draw them closer together and prove that women from Texas really are stronger than they ever thought they could be

Family, friends, laughter, tears and some awesome dressmaking abilities tie together three larger-than-life women in this wonderful character driven story.

Not only do Jody, Mitzi and Paula have their lifelong friendship going for them but their humor and talent as well help these ladies make a life outside the box society tries to place women their size in.

Female power to the max prevails as each one overcomes their own personal stumbling blocks so in the end a well deserved new beginning for the three is well on its way to coming to pass.
Of course Fanny Lou, Mitzi’s absolutely hilarious grandmother and her father Harry Taylor, along with other secondary characters, are not too be missed either as they totally add just the right amount of small town supportive drama when needed!

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February 5, 2019 – Shelved
February 5, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
February 5, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley-e-book
February 5, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley-arc
February 5, 2019 – Shelved as: arc-digital-copy-to-review
February 5, 2019 – Shelved as: arc-copy-to-read
February 5, 2019 – Shelved as: arc-galley-copy
February 5, 2019 – Shelved as: auto-read-author
February 5, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary
February 5, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary-romance
February 5, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary-setting
February 5, 2019 – Shelved as: digital-copy-to-read
February 5, 2019 – Shelved as: montlake
February 5, 2019 – Shelved as: e-book-edition-for-review
March 5, 2019 – Started Reading
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March 6, 2019 – Shelved as: stand-alone-story
March 6, 2019 – Shelved as: betrayal-of-trust
March 6, 2019 – Shelved as: betrayals
March 6, 2019 – Shelved as: lies-and-deception
March 6, 2019 – Shelved as: family-drama
March 6, 2019 – Shelved as: family-relationships
March 6, 2019 – Shelved as: relationships-and-friendships
March 6, 2019 – Shelved as: relationships-with-family
March 6, 2019 – Shelved as: read-digital-copy
March 6, 2019 – Shelved as: read-for-review-in-2019
March 6, 2019 – Shelved as: read-in-2019
March 6, 2019 – Finished Reading

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