After a story releases and an author gets to take that deep breath now that her book has started its journey to readers, the next truly joyful step is discovering the impact the story has on actual readers. Did they enjoy it? Were there thoughtful moments main characters Annie, Julie, and Mimi shared that may mirror those of readers’ experiences? Do readers reach out to contact me to share their take-aways, and ask questions about the story? I particularly love to share this sweet feedback.
One such reader, a talented artist in her own right, Mimi Goehringer, sent along fashion drawings she’d sketched of vintage outfits inspired by Loving Vintage.
Her own fashion sense is quirky and artistic. She has delightfully captured the joy of vintage.
I love these sketches!
Another reader, Dori, offered a review which she also shared to Goodreads:
In Loving Vintage, we meet an eclectic cast of women and men who’s lives converge at a downtown Raleigh vintage store who’s inventory and displays are as intriguing and colorful as its customers and staff. We follow Annie Savone and her colleagues through challenging passages that push them (and the reader) to look at their reputations and life directions. Annie finds herself alone, unexpectedly, with her life in as many pieces as a vintage ensemble and has to face tough choices to put things together in for her future.
Every path in front of her presents uncertain outcomes that requires leaving some part of the past behind yet dares her to dig deep to reclaim her personal and professional identity.
I felt like I had spent an afternoon in a great vintage store, imaging the history of the clothing and the characters, curious about would happen next! Treat yourself to this book, it’s worth the visit!
This is the fuel writers thrive on and the energy that builds their desire to create the next story! Thank you to all my readers. I appreciate your sweet feedback!