The Seamstress




      The Seamstress
A beautifully crafted story breathes life into the cameo character from the classic novel A Tale of Two Cities.France, 1788It is the best of times.On a tranquil farm nestled in the French countryside, two orphaned cousins Ren e and Laurette have been raised under the caring guardianship of young mile Gagnon, the last of a once prosperous family No longer starving girls, Laurette and Ren e 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.It is 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 that has never been told.In one night, the best and worst of fate collide A chance encounter with a fashionable woman will bring Ren e 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. New Read [ The Seamstress ] author [ Allison Pittman ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Allison Pittman is the author of For Time and Eternity, Stealing Home, the Crossroads of Grace series, and her nonfiction debut, Saturdays With Stella A high school English teacher, she serves as director of the theater arts group at her church She is also the co president of a dynamic Christian writers group in the San Antonio, Texas area, where she makes her home with her husband and their three boys.


      The Seamstress
 By Allison Pittman IBN : 1414390467 Format : Paperback – heartforum.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • The Seamstress
  • Allison Pittman
  • 06 April 2018
  • 1414390467

10 thoughts on “ The Seamstress

  1. Joanne Bischof says:

    Glory this novel is stunning Set amid the tumultuous French Revolution, The Seamstress is unabashedly profound and yet crafted with such care, that I relished every heartrending word until the very last one Through the lives of vibrant and genuine characters, notes of love, faith, and loyalty rise from its pages all striking with one unanimous chord of courage Allison Pittman has woven a novel that fortifies the spirit brick by brick so that as a nation is broken and transformed, so tak...

  2. Jocelyn Green says:

    Destined to be a classic in its own right, The Seamstress is everything I love about historical fiction The robust characters not only interact with real and pivotal events, but they embody the attitudes of the day in ways that are accessible for the...

  3. Megan says:

    This book I am still thinking about it, its characters and the decisions they made That, my friends, is the sign of a well written book in my opinion The Seamstress by Allison Pittman is truly a masterpiece and the story is epic Ms Pittman s writing is phenomenal It is set during the French Revolution, with nods to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and Les Miserables by Victor Hugo I love the lessons Ms Pittman includes on faith and life in general She shows through her wr This book I am still thinking about it, its characters and the decisions they made That, my friends, is the sign of a well written book in my opinion The Seamstress by Allison Pittman is truly a masterpiece and the story is epic Ms Pittman s writing is phenomenal It is set during the French Revolution, with nods to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and Les Miserables by Victor Hugo I love the lessons Ms Pittman includes on faith and life in general She shows through her writing that there are good and bad men among both the rich ...

  4. Rachel McMillan says:

    The Seamstress is a study in nostalgia carefully evoking a classic while establishing itself as a classic in its own right Deftly and intelligently nodding to its magnanimous source material, A Tale of Two Cities, it remains confident as its own entity Appealing equally to Dickensian readers and the uninitiated, The Seamstress is a lush, moving and brilliantly sewn world The thinking reader s inspirational read, it is at once rich, beguiling and accessibly readable Its aftertaste will spoi The Seamstress is a study in nostalgia carefully evoking a classic while establishing itself as a classic in its own right Deftly and intelligently nodding to its magnanimous source material, A Tale of Two Cities, it remains confident as its own entity Appealing equally to Dickensian readers and the uninitiated, The Seamstress is a lush, moving and brilliantly sewn world The thinking reader s inspirational read, it is at once rich, beguiling and accessibly readab...

  5. Jerry says:

    A sad storybut a very moving one It really brings the French Revolution to life

  6. Fiction Aficionado says:

    This book went on my TBR as soon as I finished reading the first line of the description I knew exactly which cameo character the description was referring to, despite having no recollection that said character had mentioned she was a seamstress in Dickens tale, and I wanted to know her story It meant that I also knew a major spoiler about the end of this novel before I even began, but in the hands of a skilled story teller like Allison Pittman, that becomes irrelevant It s the journey that This book went on my TBR as soon as I finished reading the first line of the description I knew exactly which cameo character the description was referring to, despite having no recollection that said character had mentioned she was a seamstress in Dickens tale, and I wanted to know her story It meant that I also knew a major spoiler about the end of this novel before I even began, but in the hands of a skilled story teller like Allison Pittman, that becomes irrelevant It s the journey that counts, and this one was every bit as engrossing as I hoped it would be.The story is told from the point of view of two orphaned cousins, Ren e and Laurette, who watch the revolution unfold ...

  7. Cathy Daniel says:

    Terribly sad book surprise It s the French Revolution and quite grisly but beautifully written and even though, some of my favorites were killed off, I still loved this beautifully written book Read when you re in the mood for a meaty, richly historical book.

  8. Susan says:

    Oh mythis book is outstanding Certain to remain one of my all time favorites, this epic novel and its characters will haunt the reader long after the last page has been read Ms.Pittman, as a new to me author, blew me away with her beautiful prose that masterfully told a story set amidst the turbulent times surrounding the French Revolution Giving a nod to Charles Dick...

  9. Heidi Chiavaroli says:

    In the midst of revolution and royalty, Pittman weaves a captivating tale of two cousins whose humble beginnings birth remarkable journeys A beautiful, rich tale of love, loss, and amazing faith, The Seamstress is a book that haunts, satisfies, and inspires all at once I loved this book

  10. Kelly Bridgewater says:

    I have read a number of Allison Pittman s historical romances, and they were okay The Seamstress sounded like a wonderful read, but sadly I was disappointed The characters appeared flat and had no personality They appeared to be cardboard characters flitting around on the pages of the story I had a hard time empathizing with any of them As for the plot, it started out with a wonderful synopsis, but Pittman drags the story along for a LONG time, getting to the good part of the uprising I h I have read a number of Allison Pittman s historical romances, and they were okay The Seamstress sounded like a wonderful read, but sadly I was disappointed The characters appeared flat and had no ...

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