The Gown Book Review

So I have mentioned a few times how one of my resolutions for 2019 is to read 12 books over the course of the year. Since the school year can get really busy, I have been using my summer to knock out the bulk of this goal and so far, so good!

Early this week, I finished reading The Gown, a quick novel that both my grandmother and mom told me I should read. Sure enough, I read it and really enjoyed so I thought I would discuss it with y’all today.

About the book:

The Gown is a book that tells the story of three different women, Ann, Miriam, and Heather and in some way, all three of these ladies’ stories relate to the making of Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown. Both Ann and Miriam were two of the embroiderers for the gown itself and Heather is Ann’s granddaughter who seeks to unveil more of her grandmother’s unknown history. As the novel discusses these three women’s roles in Her Majesty’s wedding gown, it also includes other aspects of these women’s lives that were significant in it’s creation.

My Thoughts:

Overall, I really did enjoy this novel. For the most part, it was a simple and easy read, yet very enjoyable. Having sewn since I was little, I also loved the sewing and design aspect that is highlighted throughout. I will say, there are a few parts of the novel that were a little slow, however make sure to finish the book because the ending really ties everything together well.