Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on March 25, 2014
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If you’re looking for a heartwarming story that follows the intersecting lives of women, then look no further because Vintage by Susan Gloss is just the ticket. The story revolves around the lives of three very distinct women, including a vintage store owner, a pregnant teen, and a betrayed wife. Each chapter is told by alternating women, the result being a tightly sewn together story about the importance of friendships and finding comfort in unlikely places.
Violet, the vintage store owner, is moving forward with her life after leaving her high school sweetheart ten years after their marriage while April, a teenage math genius, is coping with her unexpected pregnancy and awkward exchanges with the father’s parents. Meanwhile, Amithi is recovering from a shocking betrayal and learning what it means to be independent for the first time in her life. The women come in and out of each other’s lives at Violet’s store, Hourglass Vintage, forging an unlikely camaraderie as they help each other navigate the murky waters of their futures.
When I first started reading this book, I raced through the pages. The characters were captivating and the descriptions lovely but not overdone, which is a difficult balance to find. As I progressed, however, the story became predictable and I found myself losing interest. Don’t get me wrong, Vintage is a pleasant and enjoyable read and follows a pattern of heartwarming tidiness that millions of readers love, so if you’re a fan of this type of storyline then you will absolutely adore Vintage by Susan Gloss.
Recommended for: Readers looking for a cozy, weekend read about the lives of women.