The Dress Shop of Dreams

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Product Number: MP1510
Released: Mar 24, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490659305
Narrator/s: Jane Carr
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For fans of Alice Hoffman, Sarah Addison Allen, and Adriana Trigiani, The Dress Shop of Dreams is a captivating novel of enduring hopes, second chances, and the life-changing magic of true love. 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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Author(s): Menna Van Praag
Narrator(s): Jane Carr
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Released: Feb 24, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490651644
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Author(s): Menna Van Praag
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Author(s): Menna Van Praag
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Released: Dec 30, 2014
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Professional reviews

"Jennifer Carr steadily narrates a story about love and its many paths. While the audiobook is short on dialogue, CarrÕs British charm weaves together the seemingly separate stories of a small community that converge after an unlikely series of events. Carr changes her pace beautifully to convey the transformation of Cora from an indifferent academic to a passionate young woman who is ready to take chances and to solve problems more complex than those in the classroom. Listeners can lose themselves in this simple but enjoyable story, thanks to CarrÕs solid narration. A.L.C. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"