Have just begun reading and am really enjoying the story. The word crafting is amazing. The author, Jennifer Chiaverini, really takes you back to that time. I cannot wait to read her other stories. I have found a new, favorite author.
I could not put it down until I finished
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker is great story telling. I love the voice and tempo of the story. I feel like the picture Chiaverini creates is far more real than anything Norman Rockwell did.
This book was wonderful! Being a lover of both fashion and history, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It showed another perspective to the civil war and a special relationship between Mrs. Lincoln and her dressmaker/friend. It gave another historical perspective to President Lincoln's assassination and the story of how not only the country moved forward but also his family. It made me think about it in a whole new way!
An amazing piece of literature that captures the true essence of civil war America. A truly enjoyable rad start to finish.