Review of Backpack and a Red Dress


Backpack and a Red Dress by Maddie Jane

Publisher: Escape Publishing

Publication Date: August 15, 2016

After the death of her mother, twenty-five year old Cally Kirkwood leaves New Zealand for a small village in England to meet her father. Upon arrival, she is unceremoniously thrown out of his office after discovering that he’s on a honeymoon with his third wife.

Determined that she will meet her father, Cally takes a job at a vintage clothing store, but the job becomes a makeover of the store and its owner leaves Cally in charge after deciding to take her dream trip to Kathmandu. This invites the wrath of the son, Sam, who witnessed Cally’s extrication from the office building and fears his ever-trusting mother is about to be duped.

But then Sam and Cally begin spending time together and sparks fly.

Backpack and a Red Dress is a sweet, sometimes funny, and sensual romance with a touch of quirk in the form of its heroine Cally, who is also equally feisty and creative. Sam and Cally made a believable couple and I very much appreciated that they said what they were thinking. No mind games here–gotta love it!

The conflict is believable and the ending storybook. An overall light-hearted, pleasurable romance.

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From Amazon: currently $1.80 on Kindle Backpack and a Red Dress

rating: butterflybutterflybutterflybutterfly (4 out of 5 butterflies)


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