The Seamstress of New Orleans by Diane C. McPhail

"Historical Fiction" genre card with glasses and book photo
"Mystery" Genre card with dark woods and light in the distance

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This story focuses on two women, their struggles overcoming 1900’s male conventions, and the mystery of a missing husband. I was really interested in the mystery. I liked where it went, and I was interested in how it all unraveled. The two women’s growing relationship was my favorite part though. I loved the time period, and how their work together breaks the expectations of the time.

Alice and Constance become friends through a dress Alice is sewing for Constance and her Mardi Gras ball. I wanted more of this part of the story. I loved the details, and I could have just stayed in this part for so much longer!

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