Book of the Month| February 2017
Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
When considering our reading selection for the month of February, Girls in White Dresses certainly seems appropriate for this time of year. Between the dwindling final episodes of The Bachelor and the recent celebration of Valentine’s Day, love and marriage are becoming relevant topics of discussion.
However, our excitement to read this novel doesn’t stem from the mention of these topics. Instead, we are intrigued by the alternate perspective it presents regarding marriage (in a way which is very relatable to many twenty-somethings out there).
A Simple Synopsis:
Girls in White Dresses is primarily about three women, in the height of their adulthood, are surrounded by couples experiencing engagements, marriages, and seem to have a general understanding of life. Conversely, these women struggle to obtain or achieve those glorified aspects of life.
Our Initial Impression:
We are at a point in our lives where it seems everyone is getting married and settling down. Everyone has it all figured out and we just don’t feel like we’re there yet. It’s hard to go a day on social media without an engagement announcement of some sort (we mean no offense to anyone engaged or married…we are truly happy you have found happiness). It makes us wonder, are we behind? Is there something wrong with us because we aren’t running down the aisle? It’s exciting to finally find a novel that seems to understand our struggle.