Author: Nancy Moser
Review by Grace Olson
Back Cover from Nancy Moser’s website of The Pattern Artist:
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’s 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. 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 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.
I appreciate Nancy Moser’s desire to write about unique characters, and Annie Wood is certainly unique. However, for me, the story felt bogged down halfway through. The premise of the story is interesting, but it just didn’t hold my attention, unfortunately. If you want a look at the fashion industry of the twentieth century, this book will certainly be of interest.
About the Author
Biography from Nancy Moser’s website: Nancy Moser is the award-winning author of twenty-nine novels that focus on the characters discovering their unique purpose. Her genres include both contemporary and historical stories. Visit her at http://www.nancymoser.com/index.html .
I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions expressed are my own.