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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.I always love a good historical novel, and Nancy Moser delivers quite a fascinating one with The Pattern Artist. This story, set in early-1900s New York, follows Annie Wood as she arrives in America a housemaid from England and begins to explore the options her sewing skills allow her. Annie’s personal and spiritual growth through her experiences encourages, and the romance she finds is sweet and charming. While the plot does progress a bit slowly, Moser tells Annie’s story well, and I still enjoyed experiencing The Pattern Artist. Fans of historical fiction should be sure to read this book.
Thanks to Barbour Publishing, I received a copy of The Pattern Artist and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.