The American Dream thrives in 1912 New York City
Annie Wood, the housemaid-turned-pattern designer in The Pattern Artist, jumps at the chance to design her own clothing line when a wealthy New York couple offer to finance her endeavor. Joining the project is Annie’s new husband, Sean Culver, her best friend at Butterick, Maude Nascato, and a mother figure, Edna Holmquist.
Annie and her colleagues give up their careers, risking everything to follow a shared passion: clothes that are both fashionable and functional for modern, busy women in 1912.
Personal and financial setbacks threaten to keep the business from ever selling a single dress and test old relationships and new romances. No one said it would be easy. But the promise of the American Dream holds a deep hope for those who work hard, trust God, and never give up.
"The Fashion Designer" is a great historical romance that needs to be on your reading list. The setting of this story takes place in 1912 in New York City where affordable clothing has taken off in an industry that begins to give Annie ideas for new clothing designs. While this story is about design and clothing, it also has some more serious tones and deals with domestic violence, assault and difficulties in marriage. While this book handles some difficult topics, it is done with great sensitivity and grace.
I love how this book is stands on the fact that God is love, he provides and everything is in His timing. This book has great truths woven throughout the story line, which is great as a reader. If you enjoy historical fiction with faith and romance, this is a great read. While this is a book in a series, it can be read as a stand alone. However, I would like to read the first book, The Pattern Artist as references are made to this book regarding it. This is a quick read and a great read!
About the Author:
Nancy Moser is the award-winning author of thirty inspirational novels that focus on discovering our unique purpose. Her genres include both contemporary and historical stories.
Her latest historical novel is "The Pattern Artist" about Macy's and the Butterick Pattern Company in 1911 New York City. It was a finalist for a Romantic Times award. Its sequel is "The Fashion Designer".
Nancy and her husband live in the Midwest. She's earned a degree in architecture, traveled extensively in Europe, and has performed in numerous theaters, symphonies, and choirs. She knits voraciously, kills all her houseplants, and can wire an electrical fixture without getting shocked. She is a fan of anything antique--humans included.