Five Brides by Eva Marie Everson

One dress, five women, a lifetime of memories.Five single, fiercely independent women live together in a Chicago apartment in the early 1950s but rarely see one another. One Saturday afternoon, as they are serendipitously together downtown, they spy a wedding dress in a storefront window at the famous Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. After trying it on—much to the dismay of the salesclerk and without a single boyfriend or date between the five of them—they decide to pool their money to purchase it. Can one dress forever connect five women who live together only a short time before taking their own journeys to love and whatever comes happily ever after?

Read an excerpt HERE.

About The Author

Eva Marie Everson is a multiple-award-winning author and speaker. She is the president of Word Weavers International, vice president of BelieversTrust, director of Florida Christian Writers Conference, and enjoys coaching new authors through her company, Pen in Hand. Eva Marie and her husband are the parents of three fabulous children who have blessed them with the world’s greatest grandchildren. Visit her at

My Thoughts

If you are looking for a meaty, charming novel to read this summer, look no further.  I so enjoyed the diversity in the personalities of the five main characters and related to the financial struggle of the women, stepping out on their own for the first time. 

The character of strangers, except for two sisters, behave as a family, looking out for each other, giving their opinions, often unsolicited, and helping each other cope through situations.  The conclusion to this story is perfect, and you will close this book with a sigh and a smile.

I received this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest review.