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Published March 20th by Headline first published January 1st More Details Original Title. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Dressmaker , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 09, Julie rated it it was ok.
I was so very disapointed with this book. In the beginning it had a lot of promise in exploring the world of a fashion and fabric during a period of huge class differene.
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I expected the story to be more complex and descriptive but it was basically a simple, somewhat predicatable love story. The main character's constant fall's into misfortune became wearisome and overdone and we never found out what she was truly capable of in terms of her fashion and garment construction talent. Aug 20, Erin rated it liked it.
I think it is Oh well. View 1 comment. Emotional read. I give this book 5 stars because it drew you into the story ,you could feel Melissa's pain she felt and the sadness of her situation. I was hooked from the start ,I recommend this book to anyone who likes the story of a young girl who struggles with what life throws at her. An appealing story set in the late 19th Century Set in Newcastle amidst the stark contrasts of the wealthy and the impoverished, this compelling story is beautifully written, with such real and likeable characters, I just could not put it down.
Oct 06, aprilla rated it it was ok. Jan 10, Bronwyn Rykiert rated it it was amazing Shelves: audiobook , family.
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Lillian did take Melissa to live with her but as an unpaid seamstress and not as a daughter of the household as her mother had thought would happen. Melissa became friends with a house maid Reenie and over the years they grew very close and would go out together. During these outings they met an artist James Featherton and he took a liking to Melissa and she to him — she found that she could not tell him about who she was so she left him a note, then did not see him again, she was heartbroken. A few years after Melissa had moved in to the Winterton mansion her and Reenie were caught up in a scandal and because of this Melissa was asked to leave the Winterton residence.
Life was hard but she found a respectable place to live and started mending clothes to make ends meet, but thanks to her horrible Aunt, who was jealous of her, she had to move on.
The next place she lived was not so good and while there she lost everything she had worked for but thanks to some good friends things turned out right in the end. I found I had to finish the book, I did not want to put it down and it was worth it.
Siobhan rated it liked it May 04,