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Shh, don't tell anyone, but I'm back on Pinterest again. Not content with discovering authors and their pictorial inspiration for their novels on Pinterest, I'm now obsessed with all things vintage. Cups, furniture, clothing, books. Anything.
Because of this I am being drawn to contemporary novels with a vintage theme. So I thought I'd bring five together to share with you.
1. The Doris Day Vintage Film Club by Fiona Harper – Claire has been watching Doris Day films since she was a child and it has influenced her entire life. She was desperate for a life like the one she saw on the screen. Who wouldn't? It was sunny, colourful and the male interest was always chiselled. Sadly Claire's life isn't anything like Doris's. Then she meets Nic …
2. The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood – Aww. It's our Kirsty's second novel and what a cracker it looks to be. Jessica is down on her luck, out of a job and homeless. So, she seeks out her her grandma, Matilda, who wrote the 1950s Good Woman guides. She is also not having a particularly good time of it, but then a publisher offers them a lifeline.
3. A Vintage Wedding by Katie Fforde – Beth, Lindy and Rachel, in a small Cotswold town, are looking to start again. They want a new beginning, so decide to set up a business – their own stylish and affordable vintage wedding company. It really takes off and soon they are incredibly busy organising people's special days. And just around the corner, are their own romances, all waiting for them …4. The Vintage Teacup Club by Vanessa Greene – Three very different women, Jenny, Maggie and Alison, scour car boot sales looking for that perfect teacup set. But at this particular boot sale in Sussex, they all fall for the same teaset. So they decide to share it, and in doing so form an unlikely friendship that changes life for all three of them.
5. The Vintage Summer Wedding by Jenny Oliver – Anna had big dreams. To be a Prima Ballerina. And to walk down the wedding aisle to gasps of appreciation for her Vera Wang dress. Now she's back home, her tail between her legs, career lost, wedding cancelled, and with a job uncovering hidden treasures at a vintage shop. But are all her dreams lost? Or have they changed without her realising?
What vintage-themed books can you recommend?