Isabel Wolff — A vintage affair | Book Review

This is the story about how two women with very different backgrounds and at very different points in their lives, helped each other not be so hard on themselves and move past the pain that losing someone dear had brought to their lives. And the impact it has had on other aspects of their every day.

This was a sweet read. It is a very simple book, simple as you can see why everything happens, why the characters behave and feel the way they do, even if it touches sensitive matters such as lost, grief and guilt. I loved how the women in the book start by harboring their secrets and feeling and the way sharing what was gnawing at them opened their eyes to a whole new perspective. I think you too can think back to a situation that was made better or easier by sharing and opening up to the right person.

Published: 2009

If you are still curious about this book, I refer the Goodreads description an the link it so you can get more information about it.

In Isabel Wolff’s captivating A Vintage Affair, a treasured child’s coat becomes a thread of hope connecting two very different women.
Her friends are stunned when Phoebe Swift abruptly leaves a plum job at the prestigious Sotheby’s auction house to open her own vintage clothing shop in London — but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream. In the sunlight-flooded interior of Village Vintage, surrounded by Yves Saint Laurent silk scarves, Vivienne Westwood bustle skirts, cupcake dresses, and satin gowns, Phoebe hopes to make her store the hot new place to shop, even as she deals with two ardent suitors, her increasingly difficult mother, and a secret from her past that casts a shadow over her new venture.

For Phoebe, each vintage garment carries its own precious history. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe is rewarded whenever she finds something truly unique, for she knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you’re not just buying fabric and thread — you’re buying a piece of someone’s past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life. 
Thérèse Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of smart suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child’s sky-blue coat — an item with which Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Thérèse Bell — one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again.