Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Little Black Dress By Susan McBride + Giveaway

Every woman deserves to have the perfect little black dress.  McBrides’ newest release is about a magical black dress, which enhances the figure of any and every woman’s body who slips it on. But the magic of this special black dress doesn’t stop there. Sisters Evelyn and Annabelle couldn’t be any more different, but when they each slip on the magical black dress from the gypsy shop they both get a glimpse of their future.

Antonia Ashton gets word her mother, Evie, has had a stroke and is in the hospital in a coma. Leaving her successful wedding coordinator business and boyfriend Greg behind in St. Louis she returns home to Blue Hills. Having not been back since her father’s death two years earlier she begins to see how her mother’s life was beginning to spiral out of control. As she begins digging into her mother’s affairs she unearths questions about her mother’s past and finds a mysterious little black dress at the heart of it all.

The novel shifts chapters between Evie and her daughter, Antonia. Evie’s stories are first person accounts from the past leading the reader to the present, while Antonia’s story is what is currently going on and in third person.  I loved going back and forth getting to know Evie in a way her daughter, Toni doesn’t know her, while at the same time getting to see Toni realizing some her own mistakes and seeing her mother in a new light. 

I wasn’t sure about the whole idea of a future seeing black dress, but it worked! This is a story about how three women respond when getting a glimpse, how it can change everything in a moment. More than that it’s a story of family and sisters and the love they have for one another. It was heartwarming and beautifully written. I’d love to go on and on about this book, but I don’t want to say too much and ruin the story!

This was one of my favorite books I’ve read this summer.  I am definitely recommending you go and buy a copy! You can pre-order your copy at amazon.com today!


Not only do I recommend the book I’m giving a copy away! Want to win it? All you need to do is be a follower, post a comment saying so and leave me your email address (sorry US only). I will choose one winner at random and email them. Giveaway ends August 30. The winner has 48 hours to respond with their address if the winner doesn’t respond within 48 hours I will choose another winner. Good luck!

also by Susan McBride

Get to know about Susan at her website: http://www.susanmcbride.com/index.html 


  1. I would definitely love to win this book, Susan is wonderfully talented!

  2. Oh yeah--I have been waiting for this one and of course I would love to win a copy. I love to read but unfortunately have been unemployed for several months, so book money is very scarce. I love you site here, too. Glad I found it. I am definitely going to check out some of these other books.


  3. One of the TOP books on my to read list, hence I would luv to win. Once I read this book's synopsis, I of course looked at McBride's other books and they are also now on my VERY long to read list.



  4. I would love to win a copy!
    kyfaithw at aol dot com

  5. This sounds fantastic!

  6. I have had this on my list for some time.
    jenceyg msn com. I got your message.

  7. I am a new GFC follower: Jeryl. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    where we talk about anything and everything.

  8. This looks like a great read! I would love to have a copy.


  9. The book looks incredible! Would love to win it!

  10. Sounds like a good read. I'm a follower.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

  11. This looks like it will be an AMAZING read:)
    gfc emmybear411
    THANK YOU:)!!!

  12. Found you on Twitter which led me to your Blog. Thanks for the review and now I definitely want to read Little Black Dress.

  13. I am a new follower! Thanks for the review and giveaway!!


  14. I would LOVE to read this book! It looks amazing!
    idithk at gmail dot com

  15. This one is on my wish list! Would love to win it. Thanks for the chance! :)

    susanaudrey33 at gmail dot com

  16. This giveaway is now closed and the winner has 48 hours to respond to my email.

    Make sure you come back often as many more giveaways are coming!

    Thank-you everyone who participated!