Sometimes, books remind me of other books or movies I have already read or seen. This particular title is a combination of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets every version of a love story plot in a historical fiction book possible. Having said that, author Eva Marie Everson based Five Brides on a true story. So in this book, the dress is the pair of blue jeans shared by a group of women who have crossed paths in the 1950’s. They are all looking for their dream job or better yet…their knight in shining armor.
Overall, this was a delightful read. I enjoyed reading several stories wrapped into one, where each intersects to another. The bonus was almost five happy endings…almost. I also admired the idea that each woman in the story had a bump in the road to her happiness. They gave up desired location, career, and for others, the ideal happy ending.
If I had one critique of this title, it would be the blurry line between the personalities to the women. It must be difficult to write about five women and not have them seem similar. I did not always feel they had five distinct personalities. This book really could have been a series of five.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by its author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated.