Since leaving her hometown of Blue Hills, Antonia Ashton has worked hard for twenty-five years, building a thriving career and a solid relationship with a good guy. Then Greg-the-Accountant gives her the key to his apartment instead of a ring, and the forty-something Toni realizes her life has gone off-track. But she's completely derailed when her mother, Evie, suffers a massive stroke. While their relationship has never been warm and fuzzy, Toni always thought she'd have time to make it right. Now she's running back to Blue Hills to her mother and to the past she'd left behind.
Once home, Toni finds more than an ailing Evie to tend to. The old Victorian on the vineyard where she'd grown up isn't only filled with clutter; it's chockfull of secrets and lies. As Evie heals, Toni tries to put her mother's house in order and, in the process, uncovers truths long-hidden involving Evie and her sister Anna, who'd vanished fifty years ago on the eve of her wedding. Unveiling the sisters' tangled lives not only sheds light on the past, but on Toni's own mistakes. And she learns the most unexpected things, about love and magic and a little black dress with the power to break hearts - and mend them.
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"McBride plays this well-paced love story to those who can appreciate three 'mature' but sexy heroines who know history and have rich ones of their own." - Publishers Weekly
"I'm madly in love with this full-of-surprises story about secrets, family ties - and one magical little black dress. One of my favorite novels of the year." - Melissa Senate, author of The Secret of Joy
"Written with touching insight into family relationships, Little Black Dress is a lovely and entertaining journey into the magical side of things." - Sarah Addison Allen, New York Times bestselling author of The Peach Keeper
"With sparkle and wit, Susan McBride crafts both a family saga of painful secrets and a modern story of a woman who thinks she's got it all under control - until everything she thought she knew blows apart. Little Black Dress is a beguiling story of fate, love, and magic." - Kristina Riggle, author of Things We Didn't Say
"An enchanting escape into a magical world." - M.J. Rose, author of The Hypnotist
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Susan McBride is an official member of The Cougar Club and proud of it. Named one of St. Louis Magazine's "Top Singles" at 40, she met and (happily) married a younger man. Susan debuted on the literary scene with her award-winning Debutante Dropout Mysteries, including Blue Blood and Too Pretty to Die, and also pens The Debs young adult series. Visit her at susanmcbride.com.
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