I love it when readers 'get' me.
When they can tell what has gone into the book by reading it.
This is one of those readers.
Just stumbled across this review for GIRL IN A VINTAGE DRESS on Goodreads:
Oh, how I adored this book, I really did.
Everything about it feels beautiful.
I am into vintage and retro myself (I really do wear my hair and makeup like my avatar!) and I could tell that Nicola Marsh had not only done her research very thoroughly but also enjoyed it!
The descriptions of Lola's shop, clothes, accessories, hair, make up etc are fantastic, I could really visualise everything.
The story is really good too! Chase and Lola are two wonderful characters; perfectly matched yet totally different, which makes for some really delicious tension.
What I like most about this book is the balance between the snappy, casual and fun writing and the tenderness of the romance.
Nicola Marsh's characters are always likeable and, more importantly, relatable and this is certainly the case with Chase and Lola (love that name!).
If I had to pick one word to describe this book it would be 'Gorgeous'. Because it really is!
The thing that struck me about this review is the reader picked up on how much I loved researching the vintage aspect. I spent hours pouring over vintage fashions and accessories and blogs, having an absolute ball, and I'm thrilled readers are getting a feel for my fun through the book.
Here's the full review.