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Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Pattern Artist by Nancy Moser

I pretty much devoured this book! The Pattern Artist grabbed me and sucked me in. Annie was such an intriguing character who in the course of this book progresses from sheltered housemaid to an independent woman at the end. I enjoyed her growth and her growing reliance on G-d. As Annie states, she walks through the doors presented to her and the doors to the past close, there is no going back. She makes several friends and an enemy or two along the way. I suggest grabbing a hot cup of tea and settling in for a great read.

From Goodreads:
English housemaid Annie Wood arrives in New York in 1911. On her own for the first time working as a Macy’s sewing department clerk, 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—an 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.

Nancy Moser
Nancy Moser: from Goodreads

Nancy Moser Goodreads Author
Born in The United States
GenreHistorical Fiction, Contemporary, Biography
Member SinceDecember 2007
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Nancy Moser is the award-winning author of twenty-nine inspirational novels that focus on discovering our unique purpose. Her genres include both contemporary and historical stories.

Her latest historical novels are the Downton Abbey-inspired Manor House Series:"Love of the Summerfields", "Bride of the Summerfields", and "Rise of the Summerfields."

Also new is "The Pattern Artist" about Macy's and the Butterick Pattern company.

Her historical bio-novels allow real women-of-history to share their life stories:"Just Jane" (Jane Austen), "Mozart's Sister" (Nannerl Mozart), "Washington's Lady" (Martha Washington) and "How Do I Love Thee?" (Elizabeth Barrett Browning.)

"An Unlikely Suitor" was named to Booklist's Top 100 Romance Novels of the last decade.

Nancy's time-travel novel, "Time Lottery", won a Christy Award, and "Washington's Lady" was a finalist.

Her contemporary books are known for their big-casts and intricate plotting. Some titles are "The Invitation", "John 3: 16", "Weave of the World", "The Sister Circle", "The Seat Beside Me", and "The Good Nearby".

Nancy and her husband live in the Midwest. She's earned a degree in architecture, traveled extensively in Europe, and has performed in numerous theaters, symphonies, and choirs. She knits voraciously, kills all her houseplants, and can wire an electrical fixture without getting shocked. She is a fan of anything antique--humans included.

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  I was given this book by the author, All thoughts are my own.