Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Little French Bridal Shop” by Jennifer Dupee, St. Martin’s Press, March, 2021
Jennifer Dupee, the author of “The Little French Bridal Shop” has written a thought-provoking, intriguing and memorable story. The genres for this story are Women’s Domestic Life Fiction, Women’s Fiction and Fiction. The story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes her characters as complex, complicated, flawed, and searching for the truth within themselves.
When Larisa Pearl comes back to the house her late Aunt Ursala lived to manage it, she never dreams how one little lie can change the event and course of other people’s lives. The first thing that Larisa does is walk into a Bridal shop. She starts trying on dresses and finds herself looking for the one, overlooking the fact that she isn’t getting married. Of course, the owner of the store asks Larisa questions in this small town, and you can only guess what happens.
Larisa has lost her job, her aunt, and now her mother is starting to show signs of dementia. Larisa fears that she will lose her mother. Larisa’s father treats his wife with a dignified respect at any stage that she is mentally at. I appreciate that the author brings up important topics such as dementia, and the importance of family support.
Aunt Ursala has left an amazing legacy in her house and from her personality that effect other people. It is almost like the house has a personality of its own. There are also other characters that seem to be at a loss like Laris’s mom and have to find themselves.
Are you wondering about the wedding dress from the Bridal store? I suggest and recommend that you read the story to find out, but please note that it is extremely symbolic to the truth within.