Red Dress: A Novel
A career mum in her 40s who is stressed out and time-starved embarks on an unexpected adventure.
Katy is a career mum in her 40s who’s stressed out, time-starved, and disenchanted with her successful life. She has a handsome husband, a house in London, and two teenage children. Her therapy practice in Harley Street is thriving, but she feels empty and lost. She’s forgotten who she is and what makes her tick.
An impulsive decision sets in motion a domino effect that changes her life. A series of events, a meeting with someone from the past, and a sequence of numbers, send her on a rollercoaster ride to finding herself. With some trepidation, Katy embarks on a path of spiritual awakening and embraces a new way of thinking.
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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Red dress tells the story of Kathy - a therapist, wife and mother feeling so overwhelmed and dissatisfied with her life so she goes on a spiritual journey to discover herself whilst connecting with an old flame. I thoroughly enjoyed this book especially Kathy's growth and I will say I learnt a lot from this book. I would totally totally recommend this book for anyone ~ Dee A. (Reviewer), NetGalley
This is a story of woman who had it all, husband, kids, career where she is her own boss, but yet she keeps searching for her purpose, path and way to connect with her higher self. It is a memorable story of self evaluation and I liked all the spiritual, psychological lessons the writer was able to weave into the story. ~ Ramani Pakalapati (Reviewer), NetGalley
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. This book was a really fun and enjoyable read. The characters were relatable and had great depth. I definitely recommend it and will be ordering copies for my library. ~ Kelsey Bunker (Reviewer) , NetGalley
This was a book about how you can find your way mid-life if you are falling. I was initially attracted to it by the cover-which was warm, friendly and inviting. I immediately related to Katy, the lead character, mid-life, children growing up, always stretched in a million directions. I enjoyed learning about her and Richard's relationship-and it was very realistic as she described how it crumbled. Terrific insight into how affairs develop. For both Katy and Richard. I am not a Health, Mind & Body category follower, so the bits about her connecting with the voice which was the mirror, the number philosophy and communication with Shanti did not hold my interest. I had a feeling the balding man was going to be Tony-and I enjoyed his character and feel that Katy and Tony may have a chance. The funniest line in the whole book was when he said he did not recognize her because of her hair and she thought same! (due to his baldness.) I thought that the book had a terrific story line, and flew through the last 30% of the book-which held my interest intently. As an American, I always enjoy books by the English, too. Nice job! ~ Blayne Helmering (Reviewer), NetGalley
What an interesting story. Really makes you think about life decisions. Great read. ~ Ellina Doroshenko (Reviewer), NetGalley
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. This book was wonderful!! The story will make you think, make you feel, and make you want more! So well done and a perfect read. ~ Amanda Yates (Media), NetGalley
Engaging, light-hearted and deeply touching, this book deals with universal themes: alienation, exploration and the quest for reconciliation - with who you were, where you are and what you want to be. ~ Jane Bailey Bain, Author, Lifeworks, Author. UK
Having been a therapist, journalist and filmmaker for 30 years, I have had a rather demanding and hectic life and I met Bridget when she came to train with me as a hypnotherapist. Her ability to learn very quickly made it easy for her to take on the complicated issues of her clients. It was obvious from the start she had a knack for working with people’s minds. Bridget’s ability not only to tell her stories but also to write with such a natural flow is a rare combination, which sets the stage for a fascinating book. Once I started reading her book, I could not put it down, as it’s a compelling page-turner. I am already looking forward to her next one, as I know there will be. We became friends over the years as I watched her intriguing life unfold. In my experience, there are a few people who have the most adventuresome lives. In fact, as an author, this is the type of person we look to interview for our own books. Bridget is definitely one of those people. ~ Valerie Austin, International Therapist, Journalist and Filmmaker, USA and UK
I loved this story. The kind of enlightened romantic drama Shakespeare would have written if he were alive today. ~ William Whitecloud, Author, The Magician’s Way, Author. USA.
Bridget's book takes you on an engaging romp through the protagonist's spiritual and personal transformation. As a behavior specialist, I found her characters to be relatable and authentic. As a reader, I found myself hungry for more... ~ Marc Cooper-DiFrancia, CEO and Founder of Creative Self Mastery.com, Creative Self Mastery Mentor, Coach and CEO, USA
A story of awakening. Deeply relatable for anyone who has felt the inexorable pull of the search for greater meaning. This book explores the uncomfortable, magical journey into an expanded version of ourselves. Poignant, vulnerable and real - I was gripped as if by the telling of my own story. ~ Helen Ludwig, Conscious Leadership Consultant, South Africa