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Review by Suze
Nine women wear the same black Max Hammer dress that will change their lives forever. The dress has been made by a ninety-year-old pattern maker who wants to end his career with something spectacular. The dress is the hit of the season and it's so popular that it's sold out almost everywhere. Nine different women have the chance to wear this stunning piece and for all of them it does something that will bring them exactly what they should have in life.
Nine Women, One Dress is a heartwarming story about a very special dress. I loved reading about the journey of this beautiful black piece. It helps where it should and it brings the wearers what they deserve in life. I loved that aspect and fell in love with this unique dress immediately. It starts with a man who had an extraordinary career as a pattern maker, then it changes everything for the model who has the chance to wear it, it travels to Bloomingdales, it enables a man who's lost his wife to fall in love again, it has its debut on Broadway, it's the star of a popular Instagram account, it ends up in an airport mix-up etcetera. Every woman who wears it has a captivating story to tell.
I loved Jane L. Rosen's approach. She writes about a lot of different people, but it never becomes confusing, because the dress is actually the main character of the story. I read this book with such a big smile on my face. It's wonderfully romantic and which woman wouldn't want to wear a stunning and enchanting black dress? It's such a magical piece of clothing and I kept wishing I had a dress like that myself. Nine Women, One Dress is a lovely contemporary fairytale. It had me under its spell from the first sentence and it's a story that will stay with me for a long time.
Jane L. Rosen has a writing style that flows easily and she doesn't need many words to say what she wants to say. I loved that about this story. It isn't long and it's a quick read, but it is complete and exactly the way it should be. It leaves room for the reader to dream about the infinite possibilities of the black Max Hammer dress, which is something I really enjoyed. The women who wear that dress are totally different and they each have interesting character traits. For me they were equally fascinating. I love the idea behind this story and think the creative execution is flawless. Nine Women, One Dress is a fantastic sweet, uplifting and heartwarming must-read.