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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Book Review - A Puff of Silk by Kathleen Shoop (Bridal Shop Series, Book 1) plus $50 Amazon / Paypal and ebook Giveaway!!


NEW RELEASE….
A Novella—Book 1—Bridal Shop Series

New York City dress designer to the stars, Amelia Pettipiece, cleared a unique path to fashion-glory. With her career soaring, grand penthouse apartment on Central Park, and handsome boyfriend who supports her ambitions, Amelia could not have dreamed of a better life when she left Pittsburgh after college.

But when Amelia’s signature design, the famous FiFi Hererra’s, wedding dress, disintegrates off the bride’s body as she walks down the aisle, every thread of Amelia’s charmed life unravels.

Amelia’s Instaglam life turns into an Instaslam. She runs back home to her gram’s place in Eagle Bend, Pennsylvania to hide until she can figure out what happened to the dress and how to weave her tattered life back together.

Though Amelia finds comfort in staying with Gram, she begins to see that she’s neglected the woman who raised her. Pettipiece Boutique is falling apart and a slew of hunky hangers-on are showing interest in the riverfront property and in Amelia.

Just when Amelia is at her lowest, a customer with a unique problem arrives at the boutique, distracting Amelia from her crumbled life. Can she and Gram create the dress of a lifetime for a desperate bride? Can Amelia trust herself to send another bride down the aisle after the FiFi debacle? Does any of it really matter if Amelia’s already lost it all?

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"Shoop's plot is brilliant, and her characters feel like fully-dimensional people. I had a grand time reading this well-written and compelling tale that even had me considering relocating to Pittsburgh, Amelia's home town." --Jack Magnus-- Readers' Favorite

 "A Puff of Silk (Bridal Shop Series Book 1) is a fast-paced story that flows seamlessly from one point to the next, carrying your whole attention along with it, eager to learn how Amelia is going to get out of the unimaginable chaos that her life has become overnight. Kathleen Shoop wrote an amazing story that will draw you in. I could not help but fall in love with Amelia through her troubles and daily tears." --Faridah Nassozi--Readers' Favorite

"Puff of Silk (Bridal Shop Series Book 1) is a quirky, entertaining, hard to put down, light story, perfect for a cold afternoon in front of the fireplace. I found myself immediately liking Amelia and cheering her on through her disasters. I really enjoyed reading A Puff of Silk and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Book 2."--Trudi LoPreto--Readers' Favorite

Coming soon to the Bridal Shop Series....


Our book review
A lovely introduction to a new series from Kathleen Shoop following famous dressmaker Amelia, her lovable gran and supporting characters, or will they become main characters? Who knows! A Puff of Silk was an enjoyable refreshing tale, with a little twist here and there, possible love interests and being able to follow designs as they grow from an idea to a finished form was really great.

Amelia finds herself lost in the social world of her celebrity client, blinded by the new lifestyle she fails to realize how quickly it can all fall apart right before her eyes. And it does, literally everything, including the 'social media' wedding gown of her new 'bestie' she designed.

She leaves the cold, harsh, city behind her to the warmth and safety of the small town she grew up in with her gran. But even her safety net has holes in as she starts to notice not everything is as rosy as she thought for her gran and the nostalgic dress shop she owns.

When a bride to be arrives at the shop desperate for wedding dress help, Amelia doesn't realize that the challenge could be the start of bright new beginnings.

I'm really looking forward to the next story, and wondering what treasures it will unfold for Amelia, her gran and the shop, along with their creative designs.

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About Kathleen Shoop
Bestselling author, Kathleen Shoop, holds a PhD in reading education and has more than 20 years of experience in the classroom. She writes historical fiction, women’s fiction and romance. Shoop’s novels have garnered various awards in the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY), Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Indie Excellence Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Readers’ Favorite and the San Francisco Book Festival. Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books and Pittsburgh Parent magazine. Kathleen coordinates Mindful Writing Retreats and is a regular presenter at conferences for writers.

I adore writing historical fiction (The Letter series, After the Fog and Donora Stories that are coming soon!) but am having a blast writing romance like Home Again, Return to Love and Tending Her Heart (Endless Love series). Thank you so much for the time you take to read.

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