"Born into a life of hard work, English housemaid Annie Wood arrives in New York City in 1922 with her wealthy mistress. Wide-eyed with the possiblilities America has to offer, Annie wonders if there's more for her than a life of service."
I recently picked up The Pattern Artist for an enjoyable read... and it was indeed enjoyable! I love how the author weaves together a story of servitude, exploration, frightening experiences, joy and historical events. The Pattern Artist is about Annie Wood, a housemaid who is very handy with a needle and thread. Unbeknownst to her, life as she knows it is about to change. In a whirlwind of events, both good and bad, her life changes and she is suddenly more than she ever thought she could be, but all that God planned for her.
The biggest surprise for me was on page 272-- I won't tell you what it is, but it had me worried for several pages. I thought, "NO! It can't end like this!", although, it totally could have ended there and still would have been a good lesson for us all.
If you have a sewist in your life that loves to read also... that will thoroughly enjoy this book!! The cover is why I was drawn to the book in the first place-- I sew and just seeing that made me want to know MORE! Even if you don't sew, the book is interesting and entertaining as well as enlightening. I hope you enjoy as well.
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disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review.