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A Vintage Affair

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

76 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

A great, layered story

A Vintage Affair is a beautiful combination of historical fiction and contemporary women's fiction. On the surface, it tells the story of Phoebe, auction house buyer turned vintage shop owner. In substance this career change isn't drastic; it utilizes the same skill set...
A Vintage Affair is a beautiful combination of historical fiction and contemporary women's fiction. On the surface, it tells the story of Phoebe, auction house buyer turned vintage shop owner. In substance this career change isn't drastic; it utilizes the same skill set. It is, however, a great risk both financially and personally as Phoebe initially uses her shop to hide from her demons. In running from her own past, Phoebe ends up running headlong into the pasts of others. Clothes do hold memories, after all. She ends up very involved in the life and past of Mrs. Bell. This French survivor of WWII tells Phoebe of her experiences in her designer clothes, which Phoebe is buying from her, and of her experiences in clothes that were handmade for her during the War, specifically a blue winter coat which she refuses to sell. As Mrs. Bell relates the small betrayals that had lasting consequences in the French countryside where she grew up, Phoebe notices the correlations to her own life and the large act of betrayal she has been trying to forget she committed. A wonderful read with lush descriptions of both the clothes and the eras in both women's stories, A Vintage Affair will not disappoint. It is a story that will stay with you, just like the prom dress in your attic that you can't bare to part with.

Book source: Goodreads First Reads Program

posted by Lawral on April 15, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

9 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

Poorly Written

Where to start? The dialog was embarrassedly awkward. The characters and story line were embarrassingly predictable. The sex scene is just odd. I have to admit I liked the fashion angle, but beyond that there was nada.

posted by X_in_SF on August 19, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    worst book ever

    I thinkthis is the worst book i've ever read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Bad book

    Anything that mentions demons is bad

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    horeibble

    i read it and it distgisted me

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  • Posted September 16, 2010

    A couple of pages

    Not worth the time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2010

    Not Memorable

    I ordered this book based on the other reviews and was pretty disappointed. While I finished it in one day, the story was not memorable and not very interesting.

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