Author(s): Sophie Nicholls
Meet Ella and her mother Fabia Moreno who arrive in York, one cold January day, to set up their vintage dress shop. The flamboyant Fabia wants to sell beautiful dresses to nice people and move on from her difficult past. Ella just wants to fit in. But not everyone is on their side. Will Fabia overcome the prejudices she encounters? What's the dark secret she's hiding? And do the silk linings and concealed seams of her dresses contain real spells or is this all just 'everyday magic'? Among the leopard-print shoes, tea-gowns and costume jewellery in Fabia's shop are many different stories - and the story of one particular dress.
Love, loss and vintage fashion - the ebook sensation, with over 165,000 copies sold
An unashamedly romantic novel - romantic in the best sense - not really a love story, but a novel that has a deep belief in the intrinsic goodness of individuals ... Sophie Nicholls should be taking her place among the best-selling mainstream authors - Kate Morton, Adele Geras, Joanne Harris - because she's good enough. Indie Ebook Review A light read about love, relationships and friendships as well as appreciation for fashion and handmade clothing. I loved it because I pretty much share the same fashion passions. Nicholls' writing style is very easy to read, the story is compelling and grabbed me from the start. Prettily This book is a wonderful read and I would definitely recommend it (...) I can't wait for the sequels! Loubee Lou Blogs So as we raise our glasses (and cupcakes) to the successful launch of this already much-adored story, there is a certain something in the air, that little bit of sparkle you can't see, only feel. The sense of comfort a good book, favourite dress or a roomful of happy people can provide - a moment of magic' Yorkshire Times The story is set in York, just up the road from my home, so I immediately felt at home inside the pages. It felt so magical and I adored the characters too. The book is well written and charming The Reading Shed Book Blog Trust us, you're in for a treat Living North Magazine (Yorkshire) It's a delightful and easy read, and could work as both a beach read and or one to curl up with in the colder months Belle About Town *Although The Dress is only a short novel Sophie packed it with a whole lot of magic (...) Sadly I can only dream of wearing one of Fabia's wonderful pieces that are stitched with love and just a little splash of old magic Books and Boardies This is a wonderful book about relationships, accepting challenges and showing courage. It makes you think a lot about prejudice and how we see people Chick Lit Club
Sophie Nicholls is an Amazon bestselling author. Her first novel, THE DRESS, hit the Kindle Top 5. She lives in North Yorkshire in the North of England with her partner and young daughter. She likes swimming outdoors and eating dark chocolate.