On Sale: February 21, 2012
Featuring: Lady Duff Gordon; Tess
Hardcover / e-Book
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Historical | Romance Historical
Just in time for the centennial anniversary of the
sinking of the Titanic comes a vivid, romantic, and
relentlessly compelling historical novel about a spirited
young woman who survives the disaster only to find herself
embroiled in the media frenzy left in the wake of the
Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly
lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile
Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's
doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two
men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an
enigmatic Chicago millionaire. But on the fourth night,
Amidst the chaos and desperate urging of two very different
suitors, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a
lifeboat. Tess’s sailor also manages to survive unharmed,
witness to Lady Duff Gordon’s questionable actions during
the tragedy. Others—including the gallant Midwestern
tycoon—are not so lucky.
On dry land, rumors about the survivors begin to circulate,
and Lady Duff Gordon quickly becomes the subject of media
scorn and later, the hearings on the Titanic. Set
against a historical tragedy but told from a completely
fresh angle, The Dressmaker is an atmospheric delight
filled with all the period's glitz and glamour, all the raw
feelings of a national tragedy and all the contradictory
emotions of young love.
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