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Heidi Hart

By day, I'm a domestic violence prosecutor. By night, I read romance to restore my faith in love, relationships, and humanity in general. 

A Beautiful Feast of Vintage Ads, Art, and Fashion (and the story's pretty good, too)

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures - Caroline Preston

I highly recommend this book for any woman on your shopping list: it is simply delightful. Turning each page is like browsing through an antique shop (only without the dust!): every page a beautiful feast of vintage ads, art, fashion, etc., and the plot, while almost an afterthought to the images, is powerful because of the economy of language necessitated by the scrapbook-style narration. I could read this again and again and again, and surely notice something new each time through.

 

*** Originally posted on GR December 2011.***