The Dressmaker: A heartrending saga of a mother's dream for her daughter (Paperback)Benita Brown (author)
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Emmeline Dornay's dying wish is for her daughter Melissa to have a home. But when the funeral is over, Melissa discovers that her future looks bleak. Wealthy Lilian Winterton will honour her promise and put a roof over Melissa's head, but only if she can earn her keep.
As an unpaid seamstress in the grand Winterton household, Melissa is ignored by the family and mistrusted by their servants. And when scandal occurs and the blame lands unfairly at her feet, she is thrown on to the streets. Left with nothing but her needle and thread, Melissa finds her dreams are in tatters. But can the rags of her life be sewn into riches...?
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 176 x 112 x 30 mm
An ultimately heartwarming tale. Unlike some sagas, all the main characters here are well drawn...a satisfying read * Historical Novels Review *
A splendidly powerful and touching saga of love, passion and lust * Newcastle Evening Chronicle *
Captures the atmosphere and emotion of the first part of the 20th century * Sunderland Echo *
A must for Catherine Cookson fans * Wiltshire Times *
You won't be able to put it down * Yours magazine *
A powerful story * Lancashire Evening Post *
A wonderfully Dickensian flavour... Everyone in the book is alive and believable * Historical Novels Review *
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