By DeLaune Michel
Hypnotic and fantastically written, Aftermath of Dreaming is an incandescent first novel of odern existence and love. except the little challenge that she is waking up screaming in the midst of the evening, lifestyles is really good for Yvette Broussard. Her jewelry-design occupation is setting out, she's again together with her sort-of boyfriend, and, better of all, she now not thinks approximately her once-in-a-lifetime love, overseas superstar Andrew Madden. until eventually an opportunity come across with him alterations every little thing. Swept up by means of thoughts in their advanced dating, Yvette is plunged into an obsession with Andrew that eventually forces her to confront the earlier she proposal she had left in the back of. while, she is juggling the calls for of her bride-to-be sister and her male ally, who's jealous of different males, and concepts of her estranged father. Set opposed to the glittering worlds of la and ny, and advised with either humor and pathos, Aftermath of Dreaming explores the common subject matters of abandonment, forgiveness, and letting pass.
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I mean, I do have my jewelry in Tizzie’s, a small shop in Venice. One day while window-shopping, I wandered into the store, and the owner admired my earrings and necklace, then ﬂat out said she’d love to carry my stuff, even got me to give her the pieces I was wearing, so sure she was they would sell. And I was ﬂattered since I had been designing jewelry for only six months. I’ve been selling pieces there for almost a year, but I haven’t tried to sell to other stores because private commissions have kept me really busy.
She walks through the maze and puts the prayer book away in a cabinet drawer. I half expect her to lock it up and swallow the key. ” Suzanne is already leaving the room. “And how’s my veil coming along? ” “Great, it’s great, almost done. ” I am secretly thrilled to be alone. The objects on her coffee table are astounding, the buried treasure of some dreadfully fabulous betrothal dream come to life: garters and albums and place cards and champagne ﬂutes and a heart-shaped ring pillow with a smaller heart in the middle.
Only once in a while, when it is absolutely necessary. Like now, today, after a morning with my sister-the-bride before an appointment to show my jewelry at a recently opened store. Rox is what it’s called, for the owner, Roxanne, who previously ran a rock star’s wife’s store on Sunset before going out on her own, backed by the rock star’s producer, Bill, whom coincidentally I used to work for and who very kindly set up this appointment for me. Which I’m thrilled he did. I feel ready, but also a little nervous.