In this lovely sequel to The Pattern Artist, readers get to follow along once again as Annie Wood pursues her American dream in 1912 New York City. Newly married to Sean Culver and with the chance to create her own fashion line of affordable ready-to-wear women’s fashions, Annie jumps right in with faith and hope when a wealthy couple offers to underwrite her efforts.

Annie, Sean and their friends and family face plenty of challenges and missteps against the backdrop of societal changes at the beginning of the twentieth century. Creativity comes face to face with funding and merchandising, women in business, family and friendship.

Reading this series is like spending time with friends – you’re cheering for their successes and hoping for the best for them in their challenges. While this book could certainly be read on its own, it is well worth starting with the first book in the series as you get to know the characters and see what leads them to this adventure. I look forward to what’s in store next for Annie, Sean and family and friends.

5 Stars