The Pattern Artist
By: Nancy Moser
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Shiloh Run Press
Annie Wood, an English housemaid wasn’t afraid of hard work, because she was born into it. However when she arrived in New York City in 1911 with her wealthy mistress, Lady Newley and her daughter, Henrietta, she wondered what America had to offer her. Upon arriving at the Friesen mansion, she was immediately befriended by young Danny, the hall boy and his sister, Iris.
Although Annie was only an upper housemaid, she often altered the garments for her mistress because her lady’s maids were not adept at doing so. She always thought the maids were giving her credit for her work and someday she would become a lady’s maid, but found they had betrayed her and was passing her work off as their own. Grasston, the footman made some unseemly advances toward Annie and she was afraid he would do more. Together she, Danny and Iris flee from the Friesen mansion to make their own life in New York City. Her first job is in the sewing department of Macys where she meets a sales man for Butterick Pattern Company. During her long hard journey she finds her faith in God retuned and learns that God has big plans for her future. She also learns that she is a very talented fashion designer and she finds love all at the same time.
“The Pattern Artist” will capture your heart and keep you turning the pages. You will find yourself laughing and yet you will need to have the tissues handy because you will also find yourself crying as you turn the pages and follow the journey of Annie and her two friends. This book is filled with adventure, forgiveness, second chances and love. It is a truly wonderful historical romance and in my opinion, one you will not put down until you finish the last page.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, Barbour Publishing, Inc. Shiloh Run Press through Netgalley Blogger Review Program. I was not required to give a favorable review just an honest opinion, nor was I compensated for my review—all opinions and musings are my own.