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
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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
I have not really thought of how fashion, especially for women, has changed so much over the years. The Fashion Designer is the continuing story of Annie, Sean (her husband now), and her three friends as they start out designing women’s clothes for the ordinary woman. In The Pattern Artist, Annie thought that everything was working out and her business was established. Well, that was not to be and this next chapter picks up with some unexpected changes, some welcome others not. But the main them ...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
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To me, this book much improves on the previous book's shortcomings, but still wasn't quite worthy of a 5 star rating. It does pick up where The Pattern Artist left off, so it really isn't a stand alone romance story. The faith elements al ...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
Nancy Moser's book The Fashion Designer is a story interwoven with faith, love, struggles, Within the pages are a handful of women who support each other through each storm.
A book that keeps you riveted and glued to the pages!
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"The Fashion Designer" is a great historical romance that needs to be on your reading list. The setting of this story takes place in 1912 in New York City where affordable clothing has taken off in an industry that begins to give Annie ideas for new clothing designs. While this story is about design and clothing, it also has some more serious tones and deals with domestic violence, assault and difficulties in marriage. While this book handles some difficult topics, it is done with great sensitiv ...more
Annie, along with several of her friends, has left a job in a well-established franchise to pursue her dream of owning her own dress shop. Unfortunately, everything that can go wrong seems to do exactly that. Will they be forced to admit defeat or will they trust the One who has brought them this far?
I found this novel simply delightful. The setting (early 20th century New York) allowed for some interesting historical nuggets that made the storyline seem more real. For example, readers will be ...more