The Forgotten Seamstress


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$14.99  $13.94
Sourcebooks Landmark
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5.62 X 8.2 X 0.92 inches | 0.83 pounds
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About the Author

Liz Trenow is a former BBC and newspaper journalist, now working freelance. She is also the author of The Last Telegram.


"Weaving together Caroline's and Maria's journeys, Trenow meticulously stitches each piece of this engrossing story into a unified-and heartwarming-whole." - Kirkus
"The two narratives are seamlessly woven together, forming a heartrending tapestry of tragedy and resilience." - Booklist
"An intriguing patchwork of past and present, upstairs and downstairs, hope and despair." - Daisy Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of The American Heiress
"Told with attention to historical detail and including lush descriptions of the quilt and its fabrics, this is a story that will be long remembered. " - Cayocosta72
"Liz Trenow sews together the strands of past and present as delicately as the exquisite stitching on the quilt that forms the centerpiece of the story." - Lucinda Riley, author of The Orchid House
"A beautiful and captivating dual-time story..." - 100 Pages a Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews
"Sewers, quilters, and lovers of women's fiction will love how this tale is woven together. The Forgotten Seamstress leaves you behind with notable characters and a beautiful tale you will be wanting to read again and again." - The Blessed Homemaker
"The characters are strong, caring and well developed, and the descriptions of the handmade quilts will appeal to those who also have passion for quilting. Trenow has written a spellbinding story that will keep readers up late to find out what happens next. " - RT Book Reviews
"A page-turner with eye-opening details about the conditions of mental hospitals in the 20th century, as well as the provenance of royal fabrics, the art of quilting, and the vagaries of modern interior design." - Publishers Weekly
"It was a mystery to be solved and the ending was a good one. I enjoyed the book." - Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
"This seamlessly written tale is one that lovers of sewing could enjoy, if you don't find your heart breaking with the story itself." - Buried Under Romance
"If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, you'll fall under the spell of this book, too. It has a twisty romance, an intriguing puzzle, and memorable characters. Tidbits about quilting and textiles are sprinkled through the's one of the best novels I've read this year." - Rattlebridge Farm
"I definitely recommend this wonderful story. The ending alone left me with such a good feeling. I know that this will make it into my top 10 of 2014. " - From The TBR File
"THE FORGOTTEN SEAMSTRESS was a wonderful book with memorable characters and brilliant descriptions of quilts and quilt-making. Highly recommended!" - Book of Secrets
"Liz Trenow clearly did her research into this and it provides for a rather interesting aspect to include in the story line. Coupled with the details about quilting and sewing and I was utterly fascinated.

" - Always With a Book
"The Forgotten Seamstress is a wonderful heart-tugging read...This is an awesome work of historical fiction and not to be missed! " - Night Owl Reviews - Top Pick
"This is a beautiful story, told in an unusual but engaging way...overall this book makes me want to find out more about both the May Silks and the secret messages in quilts." - The Good, The Bad and The Unread
"Because relationships are complicated, and lives can be sad, it's fitting that the book doesn't end with absolutely everything happily ever after. " - Craft Knife
"Liz Trenow has written an interesting novel that explores the scandal of the many lives buried away in the time period where women whose truth was inconvenient were hidden away against their will... This book is recommended for readers of historical fiction." - Booksie's Blog
"It's an incredible novel that I will never forget. It was a heart wrenching read that will completely captivate you." - Passages to the Past