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Publisher Description

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 her personal maid on theTitanic. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men—a kind sailor and an enigmatic Chicago businessman—who offer differing views of what lies ahead for her in America. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes, and amidst the chaos, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat.  
The survivors are rescued and taken to New York, but when rumors begin to circulate about the choices they made, Tess is forced to confront a serious question.  Did Lady Duff Gordon save herself at the expense of others? Torn between loyalty to Lucile and her growing suspicion that the media’s charges might be true, Tess must decide whether to stay quiet and keep her fiery mentor’s good will or face what might be true and forever change her future.

BONUS: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Kate Alcott's The Daring Ladies of Lowell.  

Fiction & Literature
February 21
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

bzv ,

Stays Interesting Throughout

A quick read, this book kept me interested until the end. Some parts were contrived, but the character storylines were appealing. Worth the price for a little escapism added to a little historical truth. If looking for a definitive Titanic in-depth exposé, do not bother reading "The Dressmaker". But for some light entertainment, especially on the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic sinking, this book will entertain.

Mac-Chick ,

Enjoyed the Story

Loved the book and all the history involved, especially the storyline about the titanic. Sadly, history doesn't change much - especially with those who feel a sense of entitlement. A tad predictable on that front. I enjoyed how several of the main characters grew throughout the book, especially the main character. I also found it interesting to look up the real characters in Wikipedia. I love this genre of historical fiction. Definitely, a good read.

K-Dizzle:) ,

The Dress Maker

Oddly similar to reading an American Girl book. Perhaps it belongs in the YA section.

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