Debut Novel – ‘Red Dress’

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 Red Dress, I could not put it down, as it’s a compelling page-turner.

Valerie Austin, International Filmmaker, Journalist and Therapist

Available from,, Waterstones, and John Hunt Publishing. South Africans can buy the Kindle version on or the e-book (see John Hunt Publishing for links)

Set in London, Red Dress follows Katy, a career woman in her 40s whose successful life isn’t all it seems. Everything’s perfect on the outside, but inside she’s falling apart.

A disconnected marriage to a power-hungry man, the challenges of teenage children, and juggling work, life, and family have exhausted her. She’s lost 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 self-discovery and spiritual awakening, as she embraces a new way of being. 

The book is an engaging, light-hearted, page-turner that’s filled with wisdom. Katy is highly relatable, showing us the way forward, and doing it with humour and insight.

Some of the concepts in the book are expanded in The Bone Circle© Training.

What people are saying about Red Dress…

I just finished reading Red Dress. I loved it . So insightful and thought-provoking. So many lessons interwoven throughout in a pleasing narrative. Thank you Bridget Finklaire ❤

Rani, Amazon Review

Red Dress is an honest and extremely relatable book that breaks the, at times, spiraling tension with perfectly placed pockets of both wisdom and humor.

Russell Trunk’s Exlusive Magazine

“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 & Founder of Creative Self

“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

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. 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

“Red Dress” a novel, is published by John Hunt Publishing.

Available from,, Waterstones. Reviews & buying options are here, at John Hunt Publishing.

And Red Dress is also listed here, on Goodreads!

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