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The Dressmaker

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Staff Review: "The Dressmaker" by Kate Alcott


Tess longs to escape a life of servitude. She knows that her talent should make her more than just a maid, but her beautiful dressmaking skills go unappreciated and unrewarded by her current employer. On impulse, she grabs her few belongings and runs for the docks where she has heard there are jobs available on a fancy new ship that is about to set sail. Sadly, all the jobs are taken but she is determined to make this voyage happen. Her persistence pays off when the queen of the fashion world, Lady Duff Gordon hires her on as a last second replacement for her absent maid. Fate is a funny thing, and their voyage on the Titanic will soon be life changing for them all. A story of survival, love, loss, and the intricacies of human behavior in the face of tragedy, this book will sweep you along in the chaos of Tess’s world as she struggles to make her way into the unknown.

Audience: adults | Genre: fiction, historical fiction

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