The American Dream thrives in 1912 New York City Annie Wood, the housemaid-turned-pattern designer in The Pattern Artist, jumps at the chance to design her own clothing line when a wealthy New York couple offer to finance her endeavor. Joining the project is Annies new husband, Sean Culver, her best friend at Butterick, Maude Nascato, and a mother figure, Edna Holmquist. Annie and her colleagues give up their careers, risking everything to follow a shared passion: clothes that are both fashionable and functional for modern, busy women in 1912. Personal and financial setbacks threaten to keep the business from ever selling a single dress and test old relationships and new romances. No one said it would be easy. But the promise of the American Dream holds a deep hope for those who work hard, trust God, and never give up....
|Title||:||The Fashion Designer|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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The Fashion Designer Reviews
I really enjoyed this historical romance. I didn't realize at first that it was a continuation of The Pattern Artist, so several pages in, I had to put my tablet down and go back to reread the previous story "to get a running start." I loved the story of Annie and Sean and their friends/family even more in this second book. The challenges they met with equal parts of faith and doubt were realistic and touching. I appreciated that Scripture and prayer helped guide their decisions. One of the reas ...more
The Fashion Designer is the second installment from Nancy Moser’s series, The Pattern Maker. I thought it was a pretty read. I enjoyed Annie and being taken back to her time of 1912 New York City. I found the story to be inspirational and full of faith.
I give The Fashion Designer a well deserved 5+ stars and highly recommend it for those who love historical fiction. I would recommend to the reader to make sure to catch the first book of the series, The Pattern Artist, before reading this one.
"The Fashion Designer" by Nancy Moser is a book filled with fashion, history and women's rights! It is also packed with faith content! It's the second book in "The Pattern Artist" series and can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading the books in sequence to get the most enjoyment from the series as there are references to past events, and characters from the first book make cameo appearances. Ms. Moser does refresh the reader later on in the story regarding characters and event ...more
Thanks to NetGalley, Barbour Publishing, Inc. and author Nancy Moser for providing me with a digital ARC of THE FASHION DESIGNER, which allows me to write an unbiased review.
THE FASHION DESIGNER is one of those books I love to read. It is an inspirational, story set in 1912 New York City. I haven't read many books about America in this era, and was pleased to learn about the buildings, businesses, customs, fashions, and family life in 1912 New York.
It is evident that Nancy Moser did extensive ...more
After reading The Pattern Artist I wanted more about Annie, Sean and their friends. So I was really excited when I was invited to read The Fashion Designer. I got to not only spend more time with these characters but I also got to learn more about the fashion industry in the early 1900s. A definite win~win!!
Nancy Moser has created believable, realistic and extremely likable characters. It's was just impossible not to like the characters in this book. OK, so maybe I didn't care for Sean's dad, Ri ...more
The Fashion Designer
by Nancy Moser
The Fashion Designer is the sequel to The Pattern Artist. The first book is set in 1911 and the second is set in 1912. Since I am a sewing enthusiast, both of these books appealed to me and I could not put either of them down once I started reading.
I really enjoyed the characters and how they encouraged each other through some very discouraging times and worked to build a business that was a seeming impossibility. There were many interpersonal relationships tha ...more
*Thank you so much for Netgalley, Barbour Publishing and the author for granting me this eARC in exchange for an honest review.*
Going into this, I was unaware that it was the second book in a series be that as it may, this was still an enjoyable read! Annie is a such a loveable character and her faith is truly encouraging. Seeing Annie go from a budding pattern artist to a designer was fun! It was nice to see the struggles she comes up against, and he way she solves the problems.
I’ll be watchin ...more
The Fashion Designer, by Nancy Moser, takes over where The Pattern Artist ends. Anne and her friends met the Sampsons on a ship and made an agreement to start a fashion business together. Anne and her friends have quit their jobs and are now embarking on their business when they find out Mrs. Sampson had different plans for the style of clothes they will make. Anne and her friends have to make the decision to do what Mrs. Sampson wants or to follow their hearts.
When none of Mrs. Sampson's frien ...more