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Dressing the Dearloves

Narrated by: Mel Hudson
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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One crumbling grand manor house, a family in decline, five generations of women and an attic full of beautiful clothes with secrets and lies hidden in their folds.... 

Failed fashion designer Sylvie Dearlove is coming home to England - broke, ashamed and in disgrace - only to be told her parents are finally selling their once grand, now crumbling country house, Bledesford, the ancestral home of the Dearlove family for countless generations.  

Sylvie has spent her whole life trying to escape being a Dearlove and the pressure of belonging to a family of such headstrong, charismatic and successful women. Beset by self-doubt, she is starting helping her parents prepare Bledesford for sale when she finds in a forgotten attic a thrilling cache of old steamer trunks and tea chests full of elaborate dresses and accessories acquired from across the globe by five generations of fashionable Dearlove women. 

Sifting through the past, she also stumbles across a secret which has been hidden - in plain sight - for decades, a secret that will change the way she thinks about herself, her family and her future.  

Romantic, warm and glamorous, moving from Edwardian England to the London Blitz to present-day London, Dressing the Dearloves is a story of the corrosiveness of family secrets, the insecurities that can sabotage our best efforts and the seductive power of dressing up.

©2018 Kelly Doust (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Fabulous book

Fantastic book about family secrets, history and fashion. Beautifully entertaining story that satisfies with a lovely ending

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Another enjoyable listen from Kelly Doust

Crumbling English Manor, Multi-Generation family Saga, Family Secrets, beautiful gardens and fashion. The second novel by Kelly Doust has just the right balance of them all (and of course the obligatory love interest). I again thoroughly enjoyed my listening journey following the history and intrigue of the Dearloves. Highly recommended. Proudly supporting Australian Authors!