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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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3 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library DAV (Text) 33500013501192 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library DAV (Text) 33500013501200 New Checked out 12/17/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 1542021472
  • ISBN: 9781542021470
  • Physical Description: 397 pages, 7 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle [Washington] : Lake Union Publishing, [2021]

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The friendship between Rory Grant and Soline Roussel brings back memories of Soline's family's Paris bridal salon and their losses during World War II, both material and emotional.
For generations Soline Roussel's family has kept an exclusive bridal salon in Paris. It is said that the bride who wears a Roussel gown is guaranteed a lifetime of joy. Devastating losses during World War II leave Soline's world and heart in ruins and her faith in love shaken. Decades later, while coping with her own tragic loss, aspiring gallery owner Rory Grant leases Soline's old property and discovers a box containing letters and a vintage wedding dress, never worn. When Rory returns the mementos, eerie parallels in Rory's and Soline's lives begin to surface. They were destined to meet-- and Rory may hold the key to righting a forty-year wrong, opening the door to shared healing and, perhaps, a little magic. -- adapted from back cover
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #1
    Rory was drawn to a gutted Boston row house because it would be the perfect home for her art gallery, but she's more surprised to feel an immediate connection to Soline Roussel, the owner of the building. After a fire decimated Soline's bridal studio four years ago, she didn't have the heart to rebuild her business after repairing the old house, and she sees a kindred spirit in Rory. Despite their generational age gap, the two women become friends and confidantes after learning that they've both lost the great loves of their lives. When Rory surprises Soline with a picture of her war-time fiancé, a discovery changes both of their lives forever. Davis (The Last of the Moon Girls, 2020) skillfully intertwines Rory's and Soline's histories, jumping between the mid-1980s and the early 1940s. Historically sound with a thread of supernatural intrigue, this exploration of shared experiences, learned adaptations, and the power of trust is a book that fans of Catherine Ryan Hyde, Erica Bauermeister, and Lucinda Riley will fall in love with. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #1
    Rory was drawn to a gutted Boston row house because it would be the perfect home for her art gallery, but she's more surprised to feel an immediate connection to Soline Roussel, the owner of the building. After a fire decimated Soline's bridal studio four years ago, she didn't have the heart to rebuild her business after repairing the old house, and she sees a kindred spirit in Rory. Despite their generational age gap, the two women become friends and confidantes after learning that they've both lost the great loves of their lives. When Rory surprises Soline with a picture of her war-time fiancé, a discovery changes both of their lives forever. Davis (The Last of the Moon Girls, 2020) skillfully intertwines Rory's and Soline's histories, jumping between the mid-1980s and the early 1940s. Historically sound with a thread of supernatural intrigue, this exploration of shared experiences, learned adaptations, and the power of trust is a book that fans of Catherine Ryan Hyde, Erica Bauermeister, and Lucinda Riley will fall in love with. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Female friendship > Fiction.
Bridal shops > France > Paris > Fiction.
Paris (France) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

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