The New York Times best seller from award-winning author Rachel Hauck!Four brides. One dress. A tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love.Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift - and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress - or feel certain she should marry Tim?Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it?Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history - and its new bride - begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. Emily from 1912. Mary Grace from 1939. Hillary from 1968. Each with something unique to share. For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the beauty of finding true love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Windy Lanzl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001321/bk_tnwd_001321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A perfect debut novel is like a perfect dress - it´s a ´´must have´´, and when you ´´try it on´´ it fits perfectly. In this richly patterned story of sisterhood, ambition, and reinvention, Sofia Grant has created a story just right for fans of Vintage and The Dress Shop of Dreams. World War II has ended, and American women are shedding their old clothes for the gorgeous new styles. Voluminous layers of taffeta and tulle, wasp waists, and beautiful color - all so welcome after years of sensible styles and strict rationing. Jeanne Brink and her sister, Peggy, both had to weather every tragedy the war had to offer - Peggy now a widowed mother, Jeanne without the fiancé she´d counted on, both living with Peggy´s mother-in-law in a grim mill town. But despite their gray pasts, they long for a bright future - Jeanne by creating stunning dresses for her clients with the help of her sister Peggy´s brilliant sketches. Together they combine forces to create amazing fashions and a more prosperous life than they´d ever dreamed of before the war. But sisterly love can sometimes turn into sibling jealousy. Always playing second fiddle to her sister, Peggy yearns to make her own mark. But as they soon discover, the future is never without its surprises, ones that have the potential to make - or break - their dreams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006164/bk_harp_006164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lily Fitzpatrick loves vintage clothes. But this passion for beautiful clothes is about to have unforeseen consequences when Lily stumbles upon the story of a 1950s New York beauty who shares Lily´s surname. Joy Fitzpatrick was a legend. But what was the famous dress which she once commissioned? What happened to it - and why did Joy suddenly disappear from New York high society? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Genevieve Swallow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002595/bk_howe_002595_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unashamedly romantic novel - book one in the Everyday Magic series. Meet Ella and her mother Fabia Moreno, who arrive in York one cold January day to set up their vintage dress shop. The flamboyant Fabia wants to sell beautiful dresses to nice people and move on from her difficult past. Ella just wants to fit in. But not everyone is on their side. Will Fabia overcome the prejudices she encounters? What´s the dark secret she´s hiding? And do the silk linings and concealed seams of her dresses contain real spells or is this all just ´everyday magic´? Among the leopard-print shoes, tea-gowns and costume jewellery in Fabia´s shop are many different stories - and the story of one particular dress. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Webster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002961/bk_boli_002961_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell…and so do the women whose lives the store touches. ´´Yellow Samsonite suitcase with ivory, quilted lining, 1950s´´ A small-town girl with a flair for fashion, Violet Turner had always dreamed of owning a shop like Hourglass Vintage. But while she values the personal history behind each beautiful item she sells, Violet is running from her own past. Faced with the possibility of losing the store to an unscrupulous developer, she realizes that despite her usual self-reliance 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 vintage wedding dress to Violet´s shop, she discovers a world of new possibilities, and an unexpected sisterhood with women who won´t let her give up on her dreams. ´´Orange silk sari with gold paisley design, 1968´´ Betrayed by her husband, Amithi Singh begins selling off her vibrant Indian dresses, remnants of a life she´s determined to leave behind her. After decades of housekeeping and parenting a daughter who rejects her traditional ways, she fears her best days are behind her…until she discovers an outlet for her creativity and skills with a needle and thread. An engaging story that beautifully captures the essence of friendship and style, Vintage is a charming tale of possibility, of finding renewal, love, and hope when we least expect it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003868/bk_harp_003868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every dress has a history. And so does every woman. In Isabel Wolff’s captivating A Vintage Affair, a treasured child’s coat becomes a thread of hope connecting two very different women. Her friends are stunned when Phoebe Swift abruptly leaves a plum job at the prestigious Sotheby’s auction house to open her own vintage clothing shop in London—but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream. In the sunlight-flooded interior of Village Vintage, surrounded by Yves Saint Laurent silk scarves, Vivienne Westwood bustle skirts, cupcake dresses, and satin gowns, Phoebe hopes to make her store the hot new place to shop, even as she deals with two ardent suitors, her increasingly difficult mother, and a secret from her past that casts a shadow over her new venture. For Phoebe, each vintage garment carries its own precious history. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe is rewarded whenever she finds something truly unique, for she knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you’re not just buying fabric and thread - you’re buying a piece of someone’s past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life. Thérèse Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of smart suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child’s sky-blue coat - an item with which Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Thérèse Bell - one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Violet Mathieson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002384/bk_rand_002384_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Vera Wang dress, the reception at a sophisticated London venue, and a guest list that reads like a society gossip column are all the ingredients of Anna Whitehall´s perfect wedding that never was.... Spending the summer uncovering hidden treasures in a vintage shop, Anna can still vividly remember both her childhood dreams. The first was that she´d become a prima ballerina and dance onstage resplendent in a jewel-encrusted tutu. The second was that at her wedding, she would walk down the aisle wearing a collective-gasp-from-the-congregation dress. Years ago Anna pirouetted out of her cosy hometown village in a whirl of ambition...but when both of those fairy-tale dreams came crashing down around her ballet shoes, she and fiancé Seb find themselves back in Nettleton, their wedding and careers postponed indefinitely.... Don´t they say that you can never go home again? Sometimes they don´t get it right...This one summer is showing Anna that your dreams have to grow up with you. And sometimes what you think you wanted is just the opposite of what makes you happy.... Don´t miss this brilliant sequel to The Parisian Christmas Bake Off. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellie Heydon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003223/bk_hcuk_003223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A photo shoot in a graveyard ends in a grave shooting....Cookie Chanel - owner of the chic clothing store It´s Vintage Y´All in Sugar Creek, Georgia - has been hired to dress models for a fashion shoot. The spread will be featured in Fashion and Style magazine´s October issue - so the models are posing in a cemetery. As someone who can see and talk to ghosts, Cookie´s not spooked by the location. But she is surprised when a new ghost appears, decked out in 1920s couture. And she´s shocked when she hears a gunshot. Then a model runs toward her, saying the grumpy photographer has been edited out of the picture...for good. With help from her ghostly pals, Cookie must zoom in on the truth before she´s the next to strike a final pose.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angie Hickman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015781/bk_tant_015781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Cookie Chanel moonlights as a costume designer for a local theater, murder takes center stage.... Folks say the Sugar Creek Theater is haunted. But that doesn´t scare off Cookie Chanel, owner of Georgia´s chicest vintage clothing store, It´s Vintage Y´All - especially since Cookie talks to the ghost of her grandmother every day through her cat Wind Song. Still, after she agrees to be in charge of costumes for a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, she´s surprised to find the specter of a young woman in the theater, keeping watch over a trunk of 1950s dresses. And when Cookie´s best friend, Heather, is found standing over a stabbed actor, she has two mysteries to solve. This is not a dress rehearsal. A desperate killer is waiting in the wings. If Cookie doesn´t tread the boards lightly, it´ll be curtains for her as well.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angie Hickman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015569/bk_tant_015569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.