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Amanda Rosenbloom, proprietor of Astor Place Vintage, thinks she’s on just another call to appraise and possibly purchase clothing from a wealthy, elderly woman.
But after discovering a journal sewn into a fur muff, Amanda gets much more than she anticipated. The pages of the journal reveal the life of Olive Westcott, a young woman who had moved to Manhattan in 1907. Olive was set on pursuing a career as a department store buyer in an era when Victorian ideas, limiting a woman’s sphere to marriage and motherhood, were only beginning to give way to modern ways of thinking.
As Amanda reads the journal, her life begins to unravel until she can no longer ignore this voice from the past. Despite being separated by one hundred years, Amanda finds she’s connected to Olive in ways neither could ever have imagined.
Sounds great, doesn’t it?
I’m delighted to say I’ve got a copy of Astor Place Vintage to give away to 1 lucky reader. If you fancy winning yourself a copy just post a comment below telling me your favourite book (or maybe your favourite author) and I’ll randomly pick a winner at the end of next week (Sunday 22nd September).
This giveaway is open to readers in the UK, USA and Canada 🙂
If you’d like to treat yourself to a copy of Astor Place Vintage in the meantime you can find it here.
I was loaned a copy of a vintage affair by Isabel Wolff. I enjoyed it because I could relate to a lot of the anecdotes, such as the guy she has hanging around the vintage stockings & lingerie section. I think all vintage stores have at least one of those!
Also integral to the plot are visits to an elderly lady selling her clothing collection. I’ve been there too. Tea tray and chats when really you know you shouldn’t be spending so much time on one buying trip but you feel for the seller it’s mores about the company and the interest shown in their clothes than anything else. They can be difficult situations.
I think the fictional shop is much busier than mine but then she’s not opened it in Huddersfield! Wonder why?
Most definitely D H Lawrence
favourite author is Dorothy Koomson.
My favourite author is Catherine Alliott.
My favourite author – Marcel Pagnol
It has got to be Cecelia Ahern
I’ve just finished Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell which has jumped to the top of my list, but it won’t be long before Tess of the Durbevilles is back there.
“Of mice and men” by John Stenbeck a classic
I love The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Marcus Zusak – The Book Thief – it’s an amazing debut novel
Secret History or The Little Friend, both by Donna Tartt – I can’t wait for her to release her third novel!
Saturday Night, Sunday Morning – Alan Silitoe
Life of Pi
I read To Kill A Mockingbird at school and have loved it ever since
‘Home Front’ by Kristin Hannah
my fave author charlotte bronte
My favourite author is Dean Koontz
My favourite author is Lesley Pearce
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
my favorite author is jodi picoult
my favourite is Sylvia Day
I just read For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway – amazing
My favourite is James Patterson
My favourite book is gone with the wind by margaret mitchell
My Favourite Author is Dean Koontz
The Take by Martina Cole
I couldn’t possibly pick a favourite book. However, I love Marian Keyes.