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by Nicola Marsh

Genre: Series, Harlequin Romance, Current Series Imprints

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GIRL IN A VINTAGE DRESS (3) by Nicola Marsh: Chase Etheridge meets vintage-clothing dealer Lola Lombard when he hires her to host his sister’s bachelorette party. The wealthy CEO, “Melbourne’s Most Eligible Bachelor” is pulling out all the stops for his sister’s wedding. He and Lola discover that despite their current differences, they share childhood experiences that make them kindred spirits. This is a fun read with likable characters. However, the frequent reflections and examinations of childhood feelings of neglect and deep-seated personal shortcomings that continue to trouble them in adulthood are a bit overdone.

Reviewed By: Roseann Marlett

Publisher: HARLEQUIN

Published: July 2011

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Well Worth a Read!

Submitted by Nas on June 29, 2011 - 9:27pm.


GIRL IN A VINTAGE DRESS is the latest presentation by author Nicola Marsh for Harlequin Romance series.

Lola Lambert grew up in a household of fashionable women. Her supermodel sister and their fashion conscious mother tried their best to get Lola to be a picture of themselves. But Lola was content to be the ugly duckling of the family. Her opinions didn’t matter, what she liked didn’t matter so she just went along with everything rather than make waves.

Then she moved to a new city and reinvented herself. She opened up her dream shop of vintage clothes and accessories. Busy with her business and her new life she had no time for love or romance.

In walked Chase Etheridge, a modern business man, who couldn’t be parted with his Smartphone for even a second, and who ran his business with all the modern gadgets! Chase wanted to organize a hen’s night party for his sister.

How Lola takes away Chase’s phone to enforce the rules of her shop and how Chase convinces Lola to take on the job of organizing a vintage themed hen’s party for one whole week is full of entertaining moments. Though modern, Chase feels the attraction between this lover of all things vintage, Lola and himself. They are polar opposites. Yet the chemistry between them just can’t be denied.

During the week of the party, Chase finds himself drawn back to his fabulous mansion to check on the chicks, as he keeps telling himself. Whereas he used to keep away from his house and it’s representation of a happy family. He has grown up without a happy family. But meeting Lola, he dreams of creating his own happy family.

GIRL IN A VINTAGE DRESS is a wonderfully tender romance that I found charming, absorbing and moving. Nicola Marsh is a terrific writer who creates likeable characters readers are sure to take to their hearts. I found Lola to be a realistic, flawed yet resilient heroine who seriously lacks self confidence and is constantly under-selling herself and Chase was a strong, charismatic and turned out to be a sensitive hero, I absolutely adored. Even the secondary characters, the four B’s are to be loved.

I liked author Nicola Marsh’s style. It seemed like she is writing about real people in situations that could happen. Scenarios come alive as do the people with her use of witty dialogue and situation that helps us know them better.

GIRL IN A VINTAGE DRESS is well worth reading!