About the Book
For Nell Marchwold, bliss is seeing the transformation when someone gets a glimpse in the mirror while wearing one of her creations and feels beautiful. Nell has always strived to create hats that bring out a woman’s best qualities. She knows she’s fortunate to have landed a job as an apprentice designer at the prominent Oscar Fields Millinery in New York City. Yet when Nell’s fresh designs begin to catch on, her boss holds her back from the limelight, claiming the stammer she’s had since childhood reflects poorly on her and his salon.
But it seems Nell’s gift won’t be hidden by Oscar’s efforts. Soon an up-and-coming fashion designer is seeking her out as a partner of his 1922 collection. The publicity leads to an opportunity for Nell to make hats in London for a royal wedding. There, she sees her childhood friend, Quentin, and an unexpected spark kindles between them. But thanks to her success, Oscar is determined to keep her. As her heart tugs in two directions, Nell must decide what she is willing to sacrifice for her dream, and what her dream truly is.
I loved this book! The cover is one of my all time favorites and the characters were wonderful. This book is unique, I've never read about a hat maker before. Nell is a great character set in the twenties when fashion was fast changing. This takes the reader in the fashion world of that time with the scandals and runway shows of that time. People haven't changed that much!
Nell must decide what to do with her promising future as it takes her across the world and back. This book took a lot of turns that I was not expecting which made it all the more enjoyable. I loved traveling with Nell and meeting new characters far into the book. The ending is not at all what I was expecting and kept me hooked.
For a historical novel this book is wonderful and fun!
I highly recommend. Five stars.
"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."
Carla Stewart is hosting a Jazzy Hatmaker's Heart giveaway on her blog.