Monday, November 28, 2016

The Pattern Artist

The Pattern Artist
Nancy Moser
(Shiloh Run Press)
ISBN: 978-1634097925
December 2016/320 pages/$14.99

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.

Read an excerpt.


Nancy Moser is an award-winning author of over twenty-five novels that share a common message: we each have a unique purpose—the trick is to find out what it is. Her genres include contemporary and historical novels including Love of the Summerfields, Mozart’s Sister, The Invitation, and the Christy Award-winning Time Lottery. She is a fan of anything antique—humans included.


As a fan of Nancy Moser's previous books, and having spent many hours during my growing-up years perusing various pattern books, including Butterick, with my mom who sewed all of my clothes, I couldn't resist signing up to review this book. Moser merges fiction and fact into a fascinating tale that portrays the transition from servant girl to independent working girl experienced by Annie Wood. As with her previous books, Moser creates fabulous characters and seamlessly intertwines them with actual historical personalities. I admired Annie's spunk and courage as well as her loyalty toward her friends. A thread of danger, a bit of heartache, and a hint of love add to the emotion of the story, and I felt each of them right along with Annie. Moser includes a faith message befitting the story that is neither forced nor intrusive. Don't miss The Pattern Artist - a perfect fit for your reading list!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a digital copy of this book free from Barbour Publishing/Shiloh Run Press & NetGalley for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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