Nine Women, One Dress

Nine Women, One Dress

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Natalie is a Bloomingdale's sales girl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend who's engaged to someone else after just two months. Felicia has been quietly in love with her happily married boss for twenty years; now that he's a lonely widower, she just needs the right situation to make him see her as more than the best executive assistant in midtown Manhattan. Andrea is a private detective specializing in gathering evidence on cheating husbands--a skill she unfortunately learned from her own life--and she can't figure out why her intuition tells her the guy she's tailing is one of the good ones when she hasn't trusted a man in years. For these three women, as well as half a dozen others in sparkling supporting roles--including a young model fresh from rural Georgia; a diva Hollywood star making her Broadway debut; and an over-achieving, unemployed Brown grad who starts faking a fabulous life on social media--everything is about to change, thanks to the dress of the season, the perfect little black number everyone wants to get their hands on.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] :, Doubleday Canada,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780385686716
Characteristics: 257 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: 9 women, 1 dress

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McAnnieG
Sep 25, 2018

This feel good novel was so good that I read it in four hours. I didn't want to put it down!

This year's winner of the best little black dress is the final design by 90 yr old Morris Siegel of Max Hammer Ltd. Retiring after 75 yrs of pattern making and design is quite an accomplishment. The dress is first worn by Runway Model Sally Ann Fennely and as we read about the dress' experiences from the designer rack at Bloomingdale we love not only the dress but the characters we meet. Nine women wear one dress from Bloomingdale's and each has their own experience with the dress. The old trick of wearing it then returning it is revealed as the dress does its magic job of changing the wearer's life.

All of the characters come through as real people, some you'd want as a friend and others you're glad you can avoid.

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rebecca2199
Mar 17, 2018

Such an easy read. But I liked it and it was a very cute tale of interwoven stories.

CatherineG_1 Feb 12, 2018

Morris Siegel is a well known dress designer. The last dress he designs hits the cover of Womens' Wear Weekly as the dress of the year. Every woman wants this perfect little, black dress and will go to any lengths to get this dress. This dress has more adventures and brings luck to everyone who gets the dress except one person.

A light, fun read!

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vmcmorris
Jul 01, 2017

Fun, quick read that traces the lives of nine women who all wear the perfect black dress.

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tacomalibrarian
Mar 09, 2017

A perfect book, not too literary and not too light. Like other reviewers have said, NYC feels like another character to the story. I liked that it wasn't overwhelmingly so but it gave me an appreciation for the flavor and idiosyncrasies of the city. Chapters comfortably float from one character situation to the next with slim threads connecting some and very obvious ones for the others. Loved this book! It was funny and beautiful!

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joicepharris
Mar 07, 2017

Hilarious story that keeps you interested until the end

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cknightkc
Feb 06, 2017

NINE WOMEN, ONE DRESS is the “perfect fit” for a holiday or weekend read. Short chapters make it easy to put down and pick back up. I must admit for me it was a little slow at first but by chapter 3, I was hooked. A smart, diverse, and engaging ensemble cast of characters, male and female, youthful and mature, tell their own alternating storylines all of which revolve around the season’s “must have” little black dress. It is as much a light romance novel as it is a love letter to it’s major setting, New York City and its iconic sites like Bloomingdales, Grand Central Station, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park, to name a few. Author Jane L. Rosen’s background in film and television is quite evident in her narrative flow and craft. NINE WOMEN, ONE DRESS is a delightful modern-day adult fairy tale with multiple happy endings. “Chick Lit” at its best!

ehbooklover Oct 13, 2016

A charming, fun, and heartwarming read that manages to be light without being silly. It tells the stories of all the different women (and some men) who come into contact with the perfect LBD during its lifespan. This was the perfect antidote to the ultra-dark book that I had read previously.

SPL_Stephanie Sep 29, 2016

This heartwarming story follows a little black dress that makes it into the hands of nine women. Each woman carries her own story and is impacted by the magnitude of the dress of the year. In a warm and engaging manner, Jane L. Rosen takes readers through the stages of heartache, job hunting, affairs, and even the odd happy ending. If you enjoy the classic Chick Lit 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,' you will be equally enthralled by the journey of these nine complex women and one simple dress.

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mjk236sb
Sep 20, 2016

A delightful book that tell the tale of the "perfect dress" and those that come in touch with it. So much fun to follow this dress through the lives of nine women. It is funny, poignant and just plain enchanting. Take our a few hours to finish this it will make your day and wish that this wonderful dress would show up at your door.

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cknightkc
Feb 06, 2017

"What is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it."
-Yves Saint Laurent
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