The Forgotten Seamstress

The Forgotten Seamstress

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"An intriguing patchwork of past and present, upstairs and downstairs, hope and despair." --Daisy Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of The American Heiress

She Kept Her Secret for a Lifetime...

A shy girl with no family, Maria knows she's lucky to have landed in the sewing room of the royal household. Before World War I casts its shadow, she catches the eye of the Prince of Wales, a glamorous and intense gentleman. But her life takes a far darker turn, and soon all she has left is a fantastical story about her time at Buckingham Palace.

Decades later, Caroline Meadows discovers a beautiful quilt in her mother's attic. When she can't figure out the meaning of the message embroidered into its lining, she embarks on a quest to reveal its mystery, a puzzle that only seems to grow more important to her own heart. As Caroline pieces together the secret history of the quilt, she comes closer and closer to the truth about Maria.

Page-turning and heartbreaking, The Forgotten Seamstress weaves together past and present in an unforgettable journey.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 329 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 25mm | 363g
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1402282486
  • 9781402282485
  • 676,080

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"The characters are strong, caring and well developed, and the descriptions of the handmade quilts will appeal to those who also have passion for quilting. Trenow has written a spellbinding story that will keep readers up late to find out what happens next. " - RT Book Reviews
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Rating details

5,135 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 30% (1,547)
4 43% (2,221)
3 21% (1,095)
2 4% (221)
1 1% (51)

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The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow develops the story and characters of Caroline and Maria �??�?�¢?? one in 2008 and one the early 1900s. Caroline is researching the origins of her grandmother's quilt, and Maria is an exceptional young seamstress committed to an insane asylum for a large part of her life. The character of Maria and her story, especially as told using an interview format, makes this book memorable. Read my complete review at: more
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