Fashion designer Shelby Lawrence is launching her mother-daughter dresses nationwide when she receives a photo of the girl who will change her life forever. Runa, the family's newly sponsored child, is a clever student growing up near Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Dresses are flying off the racks when a horrifying scene unfolds in Dhaka that threatens to destroy Shelby's pristine reputation. Even worse-it sends Runa's life spiraling down a terrifying path. Shelby must decide how far she's willing to go to right a tragic wrong.
Both a gripping exposé of fashion industry secrets and a heartwarming mother-daughter tale, Beneath the Seams explores love, conscience, hope, and the common threads connecting humanity.
Perfect for book clubs, this social impact novel includes a resource list and discussion questions.
"When a privileged American mother becomes aware of her role in the unethical fashion industry, she's led on a path she never imagined life would take her. Readers follow along as they learn the ugly truth behind some of the world's most beautiful clothes. Showcasing her solid writing skills and delivering an engaging story, novelist Peyton H. Roberts makes her mark with this debut novel and proves to be a writer to watch." Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Perennials
About the Author
Peyton H. Roberts, M.A., is a writer, mom, and military spouse who grew up sewing dresses on the sunny Gulf Coast. Her extensive travels studying abroad, leading mission trips, and living overseas on Guam forged a passion for writing and speaking about social impact causes. To learn more, visit www.peyton-roberts.com.