The Forgotten Seamstress
In this tale spanning two eras, a struggling designer discovers a mysterious quilt with secrets stitched into every seam In 1910 London, a remarkable young seamstress is noticed by Queen Mary and given a position in the royal household. A century later, Caroline, a struggling designer, discovers... show more
In this tale spanning two eras, a struggling designer discovers a mysterious quilt with secrets stitched into every seam In 1910 London, a remarkable young seamstress is noticed by Queen Mary and given a position in the royal household. A century later, Caroline, a struggling designer, discovers a mysterious hand-me-down quilt with a curious verse embroidered into its lining. When Caroline learns that the fabric in the quilt is rare royal wedding silk and begins to dig deeper, she uncovers the extraordinary story of two women whose lives collide with devastating consequences. But that secret pales in comparison to the truth Caroline finally learns about herself.
Publish date: 2014-05-06
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow develops the story and characters of Caroline and Maria – one in 2008 and one the early 1900s. Caroline is researching the origins of her grandmother's quilt, and Maria is an exceptional young seamstress committed to an insane asylum for a large part of her lif...
I was really surprised by The Forgotten Seamstress. I wasn't sure if I was going to like the book. I loved it. I was totally engaged and sped through Maria and Caroline’s stories. I don’t want to give away too much of the plot because there are a few surprises in this book. But the story waffle...
A beautiful and captivating dual-time story that takes you back and forth between 1910 and 2008.Maria is an orphan in 1910 who, with her tiny hands has become an excellent seamstress. She and her friend Nora are soon whisked away to Buckingham Palace to work as seamstresses. Maria catches the eye o...
The Forgotten Seamstress is the sort of woman who refuses to be forgotten. She slips forward in time, her story woven in the impeccable stitches which hold together the quilt that tells of her improbable life’s deeds. Set to the task of unraveling the mysteries is Caroline, a modern woman whose life...