The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

A Novel

Book - 2020
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From the glamorous San Francisco social scene of the 1920s, through war and the social changes of the '60s, to the rise of Silicon Valley today, this extraordinary novel takes us on a family odyssey that is both heartbreaking and inspiring, as each generation faces the challenges of their day. The Parisian design houses in 1928, the crash of 1929, the losses of war, the drug culture of the 1960s--history holds many surprises, and lives are changed forever. For richer or for poorer, in cramped apartments and grand mansions, the treasured wedding dress made in Paris in 1928 follows each generation into their new lives, and represents different hopes for each of them, as they marry very different men. From inherited fortunes at the outset to self-made men and women, the wedding dress remains a cherished constant for the women who wear it in each generation and forge a destiny of their own. It is a symbol of their remaining traditions and the bond of family they share in an ever-changing world.
Publisher: New York :, Delacorte Press,, 2020
Description: 1 online resource
ISBN: 9780399179600
0399179607
Additional Contributors: Steel, Danielle. Wedding dress

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Oct 18, 2020

Was disappointed in this novel because I was expecting more of a in-depth family saga from 1928 to present day. The actual wedding dress didn't play that large of a part in the novel. Many of the characters were too shallow in description, and the story jumped too quickly from one stage of the story to the next. The two characters that held the story were Eleanor and Alex.

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mzgigger
Jul 21, 2020

Found this particular DS book boring and totally predictable. It was especially difficult to sympathize with all the wealthy and aristocratic characters while the rest of our world is in lockdown, dying and worried where their next meal will come from. I finished it, but only because I held hope that it might get better. Sometimes Danielle Steele comes up with a winner, but not the majority of the time. I’m giving up, sadly

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Annlyn_Faust
Sep 09, 2020

"It is hard to mix that kind of success with the milk of human kindness" (p. 260)
"Some dreams take longer than other" (p. 260)
"Sometimes simple solutions are better" (p. 270)

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