Advance reader reviews of Little Black Dress by Susan McBride.

Little Black Dress

A Novel

By Susan McBride

Little Black Dress
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2011,
    320 pages.

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  • Karen D. (Dedham, MA)


    Magical Dress
    I enjoyed reading this book. Good thing we don't have a black dress for us to see our futures. It's like going to see a fortune teller. The characters were vivid. I could see Evie trying on the black dress. Relationships can be so intertwined and yet sometimes the outcome is so unpredictable.
    This is a new author for me and I look forward to reading her other books.
  • Amanda P. (Stewart, TN)


    A Must Read!
    Little Black Dress is the heartbreakingly poignant story of Evie and Anna, two sisters who share the arduous journey called life. A beautifully written story filled with love, betrayal and suspense, Little Black Dress is an exceptional read. From page one, you'll fall in love with the Morgans and think of them for days to come.
  • Barbara N. (Franklin Lakes, NJ)


    Little black dress
    An easy summer read. Quick to get into..however....totally predictable! Not my kind of read.....a black dress with special powers? In my opinion this book is geared toward younger women. I do not think it is a book club book due to lack of substance... Not enough to discuss other than the relationships between the main characters.
  • Priscilla M. (Houston, TX)


    Little Black Dress is Little Bit of Magic
    I found this book to be an entertaining read with an interesting plot. The story is told in alternating chapters by Toni and her mother, Evie. After a confusing second chapter, I finally figured out I needed to pay attention to the chapter headings. Toni has returned home to care for Evie after she found comatose due to a stroke. Toni leaves her successful catering business and a romance she hoped would end in marriage to care for her mother.

    The Little Black Dress appears early in the story. It weaves its magic through and around both main characters and also a third person in the story, Toni's Aunt Anna, who disappeared after breaking her engagement the night before her wedding. The LBD, worn first by Anna, is indeed magic, but is it good or evil?

    The story was well told, but became a tad predictable as the plot unfolded. The complications between sisters and daughters are a familiar theme, but still manage to hold the reader's interest. The female characters were vivid, but the male characters came across as flat and somewhat one-dimensional. There could have been a little more tug and pull in Toni's relationship with her boyfriend to liven things up.

    A good summer read, nonetheless.
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