Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini just came out today. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy. 

This is a beautiful book. Jennifer has researched & brought to life the story of the freed slave, Elizabeth Keckley, who was hired to make dresses for Mary Todd Lincoln during her husband's presidency. She was also a friend (Mary's only friend much of the time). 

This is not the Elm Creek Novels that we are used to from Jennifer Chiaverini. It's a story rich in history, & well worth the read. I think even my husband will enjoy this book.

8 comments:

Stephanie Briggs said...

Wow that sounds like it might be worth a try one of these days when I get my reading list back down to a manageable size

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Deb. I have heard it is a very good book. I will have to read this one too. Thanks for the review. Hugs Judy

Delighted Hands said...

It is on my list for this year!!!

Glad you got to read it already!

Violette Severin said...

Is there any historical accuracy for the plot premise or is this fiction?

Violette Severin said...

Is there any historical accuracy for the plot premise or is this fiction?

Violette Severin said...
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Nanc said...

Just catching up on your blogs, Deb and noticed your new hair style. It's very cute!

Nanc said...

Just catching up on your blogs, Deb and noticed your new hair style. It's very cute!