THE PERFECT DRESS by Carolyn Brown should come with a
warning -- caution, smiles abound. Yes, once again Carolyn
Brown has come up with a storyline that is guaranteed to
make your day. THE PERFECT DRESS is about not being perfect.
After all who can actually claim perfection, which by the
way is just plain boring if you ask me. THE PERFECT DRESS is
about a wedding gown store in a small western town that
caters to plus size brides. Every girl is entitled to her
dream of a wedding day, and the ladies of THE PERFECT DRESS
are there to make that happen.
Along the way to the wedding day, we are treated to some
fabulously engaging conversation between women who are
bossy, sassy, and wonderful. All would be someone you'd
love to have as a friend. That's the thing with any Carolyn
Brown story. Her characters leap off the page into your
heart. And THE PERFECT DRESS is no exception to that rule.
Let's face it life just isn't perfect, but in order to
have a happy fulfilled life, you must first accept that
fact. Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder and
even though some of us blanch at our reflection in the
mirror that absolutely does not mean that we aren't
beautiful in our own way. At THE PERFECT DRESS, Mitzi,
Paula, and Jody are determined that every bride-to-be that
enters their shop sees a beautiful princess in their dream
gown. After all, so many brides have been dreaming of their
trip to the altar. They have a vision. The ladies at the
Perfect Dress understand that. They are all larger women,
tall and curvy. They know how society is sometimes downright
insulting and rude. Their lives aren't perfect. They would
all like to meet that special someone and commit to a
happily ever after life. But they aren't sitting around
waiting for Mr. Right to come. Mitzi, Paula, and Jody have
each-others backs. They are a force to reckon with.
Families can be a problem just as much as strangers. And
Paula and Jody seem to have drawn short straws when it comes
to family support. Mitzi is lucky. She has her father and
her grandmother. And now that Graham has returned to town
with his lovely twin daughters dare we hope that there is a
Mr. Right in Mitzi's future. We can only hope. As in all
Carolyn Brown stories we are treated to quite a cast of
characters, too numerous to mention here, and candidly I
wouldn't want to ruin your experience meeting them. THE
PERFECT DRESS is very honest in its approach with dealing
with plus size women and their needs and desires. Carolyn
Brown treats them with dignity, humor, and love. So if you
are looking for a great summer read especially for those
that aren't all that taken with their own mirror
reflection, and that about includes every woman I've ever
know, then THE PERFECT DRESS is definitely for you.
A plus-size Texas gal has designs on an old crush in New
York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown\'s exuberant,
In the small town of Celeste,
Texas, Mitzi Taylor has never quite fit inside the lines.
Nearly six feet tall, flame-haired, and with a plus-size
spirit to match every curve, she\'s found her niche: a
custom wedding-dress boutique catering to big brides-to-be
with big dreams. Taking the plunge alongside her two best
friends, she\'s proud they\'ve turned The Perfect Dress into
a perfect success.
Just when Mitzi has it all pulled
together, Graham Harrison walks back into her life, looking
for bridesmaid dresses for his twin daughters. A
still-strapping jock whose every gorgeous, towering inch
smells like aftershave, the star of all Mitzi\'s high school
dreams is causing quite a flush.
For Mitzi, all it
takes is a touch to feel sparks flitting around her like
fireflies. She can just imagine what a kiss could do.
Graham\'s feeling it, too. And he\'s about to make that
imagination of Mitzi\'s run wild. Is it just a hot summer
fling, or are Mitzi\'s next designs for herself and seeing
her own dreams come true?