Recently, I read a wonderful novel: The Pattern Artist by Nancy Moser. I HIGHLY recommend it for a very enjoyable, quick reading experience. HERE is a link to it at Amazon.
Peek into the book
It is described so well at Amazon, that I am copying that here.
“Born into a life of hard work, English housemaid Annie Wood arrives in New York City in 1911 with her wealthy mistress. Wide-eyed with the possibilities America has to offer, Annie wonders if there’s more for her than a life of service. Annie chooses to risk everything, taps into courage she never knew she had, and goes off on her own, finding employment in the sewing department at Macy’s. While at Macy’s Annie catches the eye of a salesman at the Butterick Pattern Company. Through determination, hard work, and God’s leading, Annie discovers a hidden gift: she is a talented fashion designer—a pattern artist of the highest degree. As she runs from ghosts of the past and focuses on the future, Annie enters a creative world that takes her to the fashion houses of Paris and into a life of adventure, purpose, and love.”
At one point in the reading, I thought I had figured the ‘ending’ out, but I was completely wrong. Happily, wrong. I won’t say any more, nor drag out this Blog Post, as I am ‘on vacation’, enjoying being with my Aunt and Uncle.
DO treat yourself – it is a quick, wonderful ‘read’!!!