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The Dress Shop of Dreams - Menna van Praag
The Dress Shop of Dreams
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Since her parents’ mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta’s dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta’s charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passersby, but the colorfully... show more
Since her parents’ mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta’s dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta’s charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passersby, but the colorfully vibrant racks of beaded silks, delicate laces, and jewel-toned velvets hold bewitching secrets: With just a few stitches from Etta’s needle, these gorgeous gowns have the power to free a woman’s deepest desires.

Etta’s dearest wish is to work her magic on her granddaughter. Cora’s studious, unromantic eye has overlooked Walt, the shy bookseller who has been in love with her forever. Determined not to allow Cora to miss her chance at happiness, Etta sews a tiny stitch into Walt’s collar, hoping to give him the courage to confess his feelings to Cora. But magic spells—like true love—can go awry. After Walt is spurred into action, Etta realizes she’s set in motion a series of astonishing events that will transform Cora’s life in extraordinary and unexpected ways.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780804178983 (0804178984)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Susana "Lost in Fantasy Land"
Susana "Lost in Fantasy Land" rated it
1.5
Lately I can't seem to find the patience, or the will, to write reviews. Especially for books that I don't like ( which unfortunately seems to be the rule lately). I feel emotionally drained at all levels, so my patience for half assed stories is even more reduced. This was my first story by the aut...
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5.0 Review | The Dress Shop Of Dreams by Menna Van Praag
Since her parents’ mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta’s dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta’s charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passersby, but the colorfully vib...
Yakmum
Yakmum rated it
2.0 The Dress Shop of Dreams
England, present day, magic realism, This is for fans of hoffman and addison-allen. It is a sweet story but rather predictable. It is a nice palette cleanser.
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it
3.0 The Dress Shop of Dreams
The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna van Praag is a story of romantic love in a myriad of expressions and a set of intersecting lives. It's not quite the feel good book I expected, but it is a very quick, very easy read. A few stitches in a dress, a little magic - All it takes is a little suspension of...
Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it
4.5 The Dress Shop of Dreams
After Murder by Death and Obsidian Blue's great reviews, I simply had to check this out from the library and give it a try. Thank you both so much for introducing me to this because I'd have never picked it up otherwise. The plot of this reminds me of Love, Actually (a movie I loathe, actually - s...
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