Monday, May 25, 2015

April Snow Book Review

I have a really good book I wanted to share with all of you today called April Snow written by Lynn Steward. I think you will love this book because it's about the fashion industry back in the 1970's when women were wearing a wide range of clothing that expressed who they were or thought they were!
At the cutting edge of women's fashion in the 1970s, a visionary young woman subdues her desire for love to remake retail at New York's most glamorous department store.  
Newly single, Dana McGarry learns she must divorce herself from more than a bad marriage to succeed. 
Not only must she prove to family and friends that she can make it on her own, but she also must challenge an antagonistic boss who keeps standing in her way. Moving out of her comfort zone and into the arms of a dynamic businessman, Dana bets it all on a daring new move that will advance her buying career,  but at what price? 
Her dreams within reach, Dana's world is shattered in a New York minute when a life is threatened, a secret is revealed, and her heart is broken.
Purchase your copy on Amazon. 
My Thoughts:
Well, I didn't know that when I agreed to review this book that it was actually the 2nd book in a series about Dana McGarry, but I was still able to somewhat figure out who she was and where she was trying to go, but it would have really helped if I had read the first book.
Gosh, if the fashion world is as bad as this book portrays it to be, I wouldn't go anywhere near it! People are backstabbing each other and the men are all looking to have sex with the next new model who is the "it" girl. Which is how Dana's own marriage dissolved because her husband had been cheating on her.
Dana isn't a model, but a designer and she really does seem to have some really seem to care too much about the behind scenes, she just wants to succeed and she thinks she can by creating a new line based on the British line at B. Altman's. She does have an adversary there who doesn't want her to succeed, so it does get a little tense while Altman gives it some thought.
Dana has fallen in love with a millionaire by the name of Mark, but he doesn't tell her the truth about some things and those lies will catch up with him and they will seriously crack Dana's fragile state of mind.
Can she work thru all the turmoil in her life right now and come out on the other side and get some of the things that she wants? Time will tell.
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Lynn Steward is a successful business woman who spent many years in New York City's fashion industry in marketing and merchandising, including the development of the first women's department at a famous men's clothing store.
Through extensive research, and an intimate knowledge of the period, Steward created the characters and stories for a series of five authentic and heartwarming novels about New York in the seventies.
April Snow is volume two in the Dana McGarry Series. A Very Good Life, Steward's debut novel, was published in March 2014.
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Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.