A Modest Proposal by Michele Ashman Bell

Title: A Modest Proposal (The Butterfly Box)

Author: Michele Ashman Bell

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: May, 2008


Size: 6×9, softcover

Genre: General, Women’s

All my life I had dreamed of changing the ordinary girl’s world of fashion by designing modest formal gowns—ones that you’d actually want to wear. With my super-hero stitching I would save you mothers and daughters crying in dressing rooms over yet another “the straps are just too small” prom dress. Don’t worry, I even thought of a catchy tagline for my brand: “Modest Is Hottest.” I told you I was good!

So I moved to New York and am finally living that dream . . . well, almost. I am at one of the top fashion companies, and my designs are definitely modest—but let’s face it, when it comes to outerwear, would you want to buy a skimpy trench coat? Didn’t think so.

Even though I don’t have my dream job, my family is a mess, and my love life stinks, I have a feeling things are going to change. I mean, they have to soon, or I’ll be forced to marry Jace. I did promise to become his wife only if I turned thirty and was still single, but I honestly didn’t think it was possible. Now twenty-nine, I’m cutting it way too close. Right now I’m flying back to Utah for our Butterfly Girls reunion. And since it is the Mormon Mecca, I might find myself a modest proposal. Utah engagements can take mere weeks. Never mind, I’m not that desperate. Really.

But maybe the girls can help. We’ve been best friends since high school. We Butterfly Girls are not the typical Pink Ladies, although we’ve definitely had our share of drama. We’ll laugh and cry over memories, from pageant glory to tragic endings, but the ones stored inside our butterfly box will surprise you most. We only open it when we’re all together, and our lives never seem the same after.

5 thoughts on “A Modest Proposal by Michele Ashman Bell”

  1. I really enjoyed this book! I loved the topic of modesty and how Michele dived into the fashion world. Of course, the romantic in me was caught up in the relationship between Lauryn and Jace. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.

  2. I LOVED this book!! The plot is so good!! I can’t wait for the next book!!

  3. The plot felt unoriginal to me, but it was surprisingly well written from this author. It was a fun read.

  4. i loved the book!!! the plot was soooo good and i never wanted to put it down. i can’t wait for the next one!!!!

  5. I love the cover of this book. It’s everything – the colors, silhouettes of the bridesmaids, and the title font. I’m a fun chick who loves romance – and that’s exactly what this cover said to me . . . “Pick me up! I’m a fun romantic read!”

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