VINTAGE by Susan Gloss from William Morrow is that perfect start to the summer reading season novel. Once you visit Violet Turner’s vintage clothing store Hourglass Village in Madison, WI. you will want to stay.
Things are very good for Violet right now she loves just about everything about her life. But things don’t stay that way. Violet learns her shop and her home an apartment above the shop are about to be taken away. And amidst this the matriarch of the town asks her to take on a young pregnant girl, April Morgan.
Each of the chapters start with a description of an item in the shop. This item in some way sets the tone for the chapter to come. Luckily there were many chapters but I could have gone on and on with more items from the store.
While Gloss introduces us to a number of other characters Amithi Singh rounds out the triangle of women that is central to the story. Amithi Singh is at a crossroads in life and not sure how to save herself. But April and Violet plant a seed and their present and futures become entwined. These three women find a way to support and see each other through these times of happiness and sadness.
While I have never been to a vintage clothing shop I have found this to be a favorite backdrop in a novel. In fact it lead me to another author Isabel Wolff whom I love inside orout of the vintage shop she created A VINTAGE AFFAIR, https://poofbooks.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/its-a-vintage-wonderful-read/.
So Susan Gloss I will ask the question, any chance there will be a return to Vintage Hourglass. I would like to check in on the ladies and of course Violet is continuing to collect items as I am certain you are as well?