The Pattern Artist
by Nancy Moser
-From the back cover-
CAN A LOWLY HOUSEMAID REALIZE HER OWN
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 is 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 department store. 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 the 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.
Patterns have never been so interesting
This Book received a 5 Bark rating.
I picked up this book because of the sheer novelty of it. I'm glad I did. Totally new to this author I never expected to read this book nearly in one sitting, but that's exactly what happened. The Pattern Artist was such a lovely historical novel, Nancy Moser's impeccable attention to detail made it a delight to read. There was so much more to the story than fluff. Life isn't all sweetness and light as Annie abruptly starts learning to grow up, look beyond her own interests, and more importantly, to trust God in everything. Like most of us Annie spends quite a bit of time making things happen instead of letting God bring them in His own time, and also like most of us, she learns the folly of trying to step ahead of God's plans.
The Pattern Artist was such a great story, a must read for historical fiction fans, and one that I'm glad that I did. I will most definitely be looking for more of Nancy Moser's books in the future.
Oh, and if you enjoy historical fiction and historical fashions as much as I do, be sure to check out the pages following the story.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives The Pattern Artist by Nancy Moser a 5 Bark rating.