The Red Dress

Front cover image contains: young, dark-haired girl wearing red dress. Back cover contains: synopsis, bio, and author photo.

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books


Description of The Red Dress Front Cover

By Leonore Dvorkin, Editor DLD Books


A very beautiful black-haired model, about 18 or 19 years of age, with her hair in a loose bun, is shown down to about mid-chest. Her red dress is cut in a low V, with a bow at the bottom of the V. She is holding a bouquet of long-stemmed, brownish-gold flowers. She is almost in profile, with her head turned to her left, so we see the right side of her face. She has bright red lipstick on. Her eyes are downcast; she looks pensive but not sad. The background is pale gray. Above her head is the title in dark red letters, The Red Dress. Above that is the author’s name in black letters.




When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.


Excerpt from Prologue


“Oh, look at this!” said Charlene.

Eve turned and could only stare at the bright red dress she’d almost forgotten.

Charlene held the garment at arm’s length, admiring the three–quarter–length sleeves, low neckline, and gathered waist. “Oh, my God! This is beautiful! Where did you get it, and why do you keep it way off to one side in your closet?”

Eve then heard on the radio the mellow strains of “Lady in Red,” the song she’d pushed to the back of her mind and hoped never to hear again.


Articles, Reviews, and Interviews


Article–The Sheridan Press August 21st 2019

Review–My Corner August 8th, 2019

Interview with Explorations in Creative Writing Note: Explorations in Creative Writing is a group with whom I meet at least once a week, mostly for critique purposes. Soon after The Red Dress was released, others in the group asked me questions about it and other topics.

Feature on Library of Erana: A Day in the Life of…

Feature on Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore

Dirty Dozen Interview on Library of Erana

Library of Erana Feature: A Day in the Life of…

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