Tuesday, March 5, 2013

"The Dressmaker" (Ashley's Review)

Hello fellow readers!!! Yes the Blondie is back lol, sorry I haven't posted in awhile, but that is going to change. I made a goal of posting a new review everyday and I hope to stick with it. My first review back is "The Dressmaker" by Kate Alcott. This is a wonderfully written book and I couldn't put it down. It made me what to do more research to see how much was true.





Here is a description of the book taken from the back.....

 "Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be her personal maid on the Titanic. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men- a kind sailor and an enigmatic Chicago businessman- who offer differing views of what lies ahead for her in America. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes, and amidst the chaos, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat. The survivors are rescued and taken to New York, but when rumors begin to circulate about the choices they made, Tess is forced to confront a serious question. Did Lady Duff Gordon save herself at the expense of others? Torn between loyalty to Lucile and her growing suspicion that the media's charges might be true, Tess must decide whether to stay quiet and keep her fiery mentor's good will or face what might be true and forever change her future."

Kate Alcott takes you on a journey through the sinking of the great Titanic all the way through to the aftermath of the trials trying to figure out who was responsible. Any lover of Titanic will want to read this book again and again. The way Mrs. Alcott takes these characters and paints what the survivors went through is so magnificent and inspiring. This is a new  refreshing take on the sinking and aftermath of that fateful night. This is a book that needs to go down in history and needs to be read by future generations.

After Reading: You are going to want to probably do research on the characters from this book like I did. You will learn a lot about what happened that most Titanic buffs might not consider. Plus with the way they talk about the sinking now they only focus on the ship itself. Where this book makes you feel like one of the people in the lifeboats, the survivors after they lost husbands and children, and it gives you a look into what they had to go through with their decisions. You will think you have it figured out but you will be thrown through loop after loop. This is worth the money and time to take to read it. You will not be disappointed and you will regret not owning this book.

Lots of Love!!!!!

   Ashley


Rating: 5/5 stars

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