Little Gray Dress by Aimee Brown
Very rarely have I read a book in one sitting. It happened with The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly. I reviewed that at https://bookreviewstoday.info/2016/10/11/the-poison-tree-by-erin-kelly/. I still tease Erin that she owes me a night’s sleep! Recently, my husband and I went on holiday and I took a book with me was by a new author to me, Aimee Brown. Anyone who reads the blog regularly will know that my main love is the genre of crime, mystery and thrillers. So it may surprise you that I chose chick lit. However, I am always interested in reading books by different authors, and also reading out of my comfort zone.
I had heard lots of good things about Little Gray Dress by Aimee Brown and read some good reviews, so I decided to give it a try. The main protagonist is Emi Harrison who has suffered the break down of her relationship and successfully avoided her ex-fiance for five years. However, she is going to have to face him when she is bridesmaid at her twin brother’s wedding.
I do not want to spoil this novel for any readers, but the character detail is delicious. Emi and Evan were adopted, they have unusual first names and Emi is not a stick thin caricature, she is a real woman with fears and flaws that make her realistic and fabulous.
So, there I was on a week’s holiday relaxing in the sun and I was constantly toting around Little Gray Dress, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it. It would be an excellent book club read. Aimee Brown is a writer and avid reader, often blogging her thoughts on chick lit books. Little Gray Dress is her first published novel. I look forward to reading other novels by Aimee Brown. Aimee grew up in Oregon but is now a transplant living in cold Montana with her husband of twenty years, three teenage children, and many, many pets. I read it in one day, so, by my reckoning this author now owes me a day’s vacation!