Friday, June 24, 2016

NINE WOMEN, ONE DRESS BY JANE L. ROSEN - BOOK REVIEW

Hello everyone!

I am here with another book review! Today it is Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen! Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.


This was a very different book than what I am used to reading. And not necessarily in a bad way. I was expecting a sort of a The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants vibe (even though technically, I think I've only seen the second movie...). I guess it was kind of like that, kind of not.

The story is told in a bunch of different perspectives, from a Bloomingdales salesgirl, to a movie star, a Brown grad going nowhere, to a private detective that finds out if spouses are unfaithful, a dressmaker, to an executive assistant, etc. The first perspective we get is a young model who is very new to the scene and ends up wearing "the" dress of the season. From there, all the other characters are connected to one another by the dress. The salesgirl sells the dress but wears it on a date to prove the movie star isn't gay. The Brown grad convinces others she lives a lavish lifestyle through pictures of herself on Instagram, wearing the dress.

I would say it differs from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants because the people don't all know each other, but they are connected by the dress. Also, there are twice as many women in this book. Also, while most of the women are connected by the dress, I didn't really get the sense that it was the same dress for each woman. I know at the end, there's only one size small, and its in rough shape, so maybe it's the same dress and I just missed it?

Anyways, I enjoyed this book. I thought that maybe some of the perspectives were unnecessary, like the girls from Paris and the whole side storyline with Andie the detective. They were interesting perspectives, but I just didn't think they added a lot to the main storyline. I can see why they were included, and they didn't take away from the story, I think they just weren't needed.

Overall, a good story. It has very unique premise and the writing style was different. I just felt like some people were added that we didn't need to know about.