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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Book Review: The Hatmaker's Heart

A book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

About the book:

For Nell Marchwold, bliss is seeing the transformation when someone get s a glimpse in the mirror while wearing one of her creations and feels beautiful. Nell has always strived to create hats that bring out a woman's best qualities. She knows she's fortunate to have landed a job as an apprentice designer at the prominent Oscar Fields Millinery in New York City. Yet when Nell's fresh designs begin to catch on, her boss holds her back from the limelight, claiming the stammer she's had since childhood reflects poorly on her and his salon.

But it seems Nell's gift won't be hidden by Oscar's efforts. Soon an up-and-coming fashion designer is seeking her out as a partner of his 1922 collection. The publicity leads to an opportunity for Nell to make hats in London for a royal wedding. There, she sees her childhood friend, Quentin, and an unexpected spark kindles between them. But thanks to her success, Oscar is determined to keep her. As her heart tugs in two directions, Nell must decide what she is willing to sacrifice for her dream, and what her dream truly is.

About the author:

Carla Stewart is the award-winning author of four novels. With a passion for times gone by, it is her desire to take readers back to that warm, familiar place in their hearts called "home." She and her husband live in Tulsa and have four adult sons and six grandchildren (with one on the way!).

My Opinion
The Roaring 20's is such a fun era to read about and The Hatmaker's Heart depicted that time period so well! It was fun to read about!

I also loved the unique main character: a hatmaker! I love Nell's determination to overcome her speech impediment and let her skills shine. I loved watching her determination in an era where men dominated the work force and her passion to make others happy and beautiful fuels her determination to succeed!

I also loved the glimpses into life in London, the Prohibition Era, Speakeasies, and the Jazz Age.

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* Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*