Saturday, July 3, 2010

Book Review: A Tailor-Made Bride

Book Review: A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer, Bethany House, 2010

This refreshing book takes the adage of ‘judging a book by its cover’ to its simplest form. It’s based on the principle that just because you’re born with certain attributes, doesn’t mean you can’t improve upon them. Forget hair dye, make-up or something drastic like plastic surgery. We’re talking about something as basic as clothing.

Hannah Richards is a skilled dressmaker whose original designs enhance a beautiful woman and beautify a plain one. She knows what colors and cuts work with the different shapes and sizes God has endowed upon the female body. And as a female, she knows that a bit of lace and frills can do much to instill confidence.

When Hannah is gifted a building, she believes God is guiding her to open a dressmaker’s shop. She can witness to their soul while working on their attire.

Jericho ‘J.T.’ Tucker doesn’t see it that way. As far as he’s concerned, Hannah’s chosen career has the ability to incite jealousy and practice avarice. He loathes all the showy details which contribute to vanity. Decent women wear plain, practical dresses devoid of pretty frippery.

He believes people should look at inner beauty versus outer beauty, although he admits he’s never looked twice at a plain or thick-waisted woman.

Hannah needs success for her new business. J.T. has experience with vanity and doesn’t want the dress shop to succeed. They are on opposite sides of the street with an unbreechable wall between them. Until J.T.’s sister orders a new dress…

You should read this book for the entertainment value alone… or if you ever wondered what the Bible says about dressing in finery. Either way, you’ll be blessed.

I received this book from the publisher for the purpose of review, however, I was under no obligation to review it favourably. But I did because I liked it.

I'm also featuring this book review over at Inkwell Inspirations today.

I hope you're enjoying your patriotic weekend.

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