“Girl in a Blue Dress” by Gaynor Arnold

Arnold, Gaynor.  Girl in a Blue Dress. (F Arn)

Inspired by the life of Catherine Dickens, this novel tells the story of Dorothea Gibson–a woman who is doomed to live in the shadow of her husband Alfred, the most celebrated author in the Victorian world.

Reader 1:
4  Well written.  Lively descriptions, brisk dialogue.  Charming!

Reader 2:
4  A great read!!

Reader 3:
4  Wonderful character development.

Reader 4:
4  Just waiting for Masterpiece Theatre.  Very well written and enjoyable.

Reader 5:
2-3   Tiresomely “period”–I’m exhausted!  Like 8 hours of nonstop Pride and Prejudice in full costume.

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