The Secret Lives of Dresses, Erin McKean
Dora has spent her life avoiding attention and adventure. She works for too little pay at a college coffee shop, dresses comfortably and unobtrusively, and plans on going to grad school only because she isn’t sure what else to do with her life. Whenever she has spare time, she picks up extra shifts at work, hoping to win the affections of her boss, a flirty grad student. When an emergency forces her to return home and take over her grandmother Mimi’s vintage clothing store, Dora finds happiness by leaving her predictable life behind. The Secret Lives of Dresses is a sweet, clean, and breezy summer read, perfect for a day on the beach.