Monday, February 4, 2019

The Seamstress by Allison Pittman

Book Description:  France 1788 On a tranquil farm nestled in the French countryside, two orphaned cousins―Renée and Laurette―have been raised under the caring guardianship of young Émile Gagnon, the last of a once-prosperous family. No longer starving girls, Laurette and Renée now spend days tending Gagnon's sheep, and nights in their cozy loft, whispering secrets and dreams in this time of waning innocence and peace.
In the worst of times...Paris groans with a restlessness that can no longer be contained within its city streets. Hunger and hatred fuel her people. Violence seeps into the ornate halls of Versailles. Even Gagnon’s table in the quiet village of Mouton Blanc bears witness to the rumbles of rebellion, where Marcel Moreau embodies its voice and heart.
It is the story the this never been told...In one night, the best and worst of fate collide. A chance encounter with a fashionable woman will bring Renée’s sewing skills to light and secure a place in the court of Queen Marie Antoinette. An act of reckless passion will throw Laurette into the arms of the increasingly militant Marcel. And Gagnon, steadfast in his faith in God and country, can only watch as those he loves march straight into the heart of the revolution.

My Thoughts:  Ahh...what a story!  And the cover-the French flag is displayed on the seamstress's dress.  And the story....
An interesting, if not, magnificent story of the how and when even the where of the French Revolution.  Of read a few things about the French Revolution but the story of Renee and Laurette and how they came into a chance encounter that would forever change how they lived and breathed.
Now Laurette has a reckless nature and with passion she throws herself at Marcel.  Big mistake but then hunger and hatred are the voices of the people.  
Allison Pittman writes with a pen the brings the voices to life.  With passion and clarity.
A read about the French none other!
A novel that seems more like a diary of all that transpires with two young ladies and young men who care...and a nation ready for more but goes into a revolution like none other.

*This book was provided for review by Tyndale*

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (February 5, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414390467
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414390468

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