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(copied from Amazon.com)Born into a life of hard work, English housemaid Annie Wood arrives in New York City in 1911 with her wealthy mistress. Wide-eyed with the possibilities America has to offer, Annie wonders if there's more for her than a life of service. Annie chooses to risk everything, taps into courage she never knew she had, and goes off on her own, finding employment in the sewing department at Macy's. While at Macy's Annie catches the eye of a salesman at the Butterick Pattern Company. Through determination, hard work, and God's leading, Annie discovers a hidden gift: she is a talented fashion designer--a pattern artist of the highest degree. As she runs from ghosts of the past and focuses on the future, Annie enters a creative world that takes her to the fashion houses of Paris and into a life of adventure, purpose, and love.
MY REVIEWWhen I started this book I had trouble getting into the story, but not for long, then I found the story of a very strong woman who left home because she could not take living with her parents any longer. This led to quite an adventure, crossing the ocean, standing up for herself by stepping out on her own in a strange country, and following a dream of living a better life than she came from. The milestones she gets to take because of her 'unknown' ability are amazing and you will be intrigued with her story also. What a great book, different than a lot I read. Grab a copy and enjoy, my recommendation!
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