The Wedding Dress is a lovely, multi-generational story. It starts in 1928 in the opulent world of a wealthy San Francisco banking family. The Nob Hill mansion of the Devereaux’s is the scene of daughter Eleanor’s presentation to society as a debutante. Soon, the family is preparing for her wedding. Eleanor and her mother head to Paris for a custom-designed, couture wedding dress. Her wedding to the equally wealthy Alex is planned to take place in October, 1929. The Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression are about to follow. Fortunes are lost. World War II is next. Well, you know U.S. history. This fast-paced book covers five generations taking us through the early days of Silicon Valley as Eleanor and her family experience life’s ups and downs with its share of happiness and tragedy. The Wedding Dress was a nice break from recent, heavier reads. It moves so quickly that even after something sad has happened, a happy occasion is around the corner and another wedding is taking place with another bride in that fabulous dress.
Fans of Danielle Steel surely have this one on their list but if you haven't read one of her books lately, this might just be the right one to entice you back. Many thanks to NetGalley, Random House – Ballantine / Delacorte Press and Ms. Steel for an advance copy of this enjoyable book (with a perfect cover).
Fiction / Historical Fiction
Rated 3.75 out of 5 stars.
Publication Date: April 28, 2020.