The Dressmaker

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Center Point Pub., 2012 - Fiction - 455 pages
28 Reviews

Tess, an aspiring seamstress, can't believe her good luck when she meets and is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic. On board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. Then, on the fourth night, disaster strikes.

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.

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 tragedy.

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It's a really good premise. - Goodreads
The romance plotline was lackluster. - Goodreads
I would finally get my happy Titanic ending. - Goodreads
The novel has an interesting premise. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kira - Goodreads

So, you've been intrigued by the the beautiful cover and plot description on this book and you're wondering if it'll live up to the hype. Let me offer you my opinion: No, it won't. The Titanic movie ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

I can't help it. I just keep thinking "Where are Jack & Rose?" Tess ends up in Molly Brown's lifeboat...of course. Am I the only one that feels like her lifeboat should be voted "most referenced ... Read full review

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