Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Book Review - "The Hatmaker's Heart" & Contest info!

About the book: 

For Nell Marchwold, bliss is seeing the transformation when someone gets a glimpse in the mirror while wearing one of her creations and feels beautiful. Nell has always strived to create hats that bring out a woman's best qualities. She knows she's fortunate to have landed a job as an apprentice designer at the prominent Oscar Fields Millinery in New York City. Yet when Nell's fresh designs begin to catch on, her boss holds her back from the limelight, claiming the stammer she's had since childhood reflects poorly on her and his salon.
But it seems Nell's gift won't be hidden by Oscar's efforts. Soon an up-and-coming fashion designer is seeking her out as a partner of his 1922 collection. The publicity leads to an opportunity for Nell to make hats in London for a royal wedding. There, she sees her childhood friend, Quentin, and an unexpected spark kindles between them. But thanks to her success, Oscar is determined to keep her. As her heart tugs in two directions, Nell must decide what she is willing to sacrifice for her dream, and what her dream truly is.

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About the author: 

Carla Stewart is the award-winning author of four novels. With a passion for times gone by, it is her desire to take readers back to that warm, familiar place in their hearts called "home." She and her husband live in Tulsa and have four adult sons and six grandchildren (with one on the way!). 

Carla can be found at: website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads

Carla is hosting a Jazzy Hatmaker's Heart Giveaway on her blog - for more information go here: contest!

My Review:
I love reading books set in different time periods and I have always been fascinated by the 1920's; therefore I was really looking forward to reading "The Hatmaker's Heart."  I was not disappointed in the least! Carla has created an excellent story that is fun to read and set in an equally fun time period!  This is such a different book as it delves into the work of creating hats, which the wearing of hats was the fashion trend back then (and one that I wonder will come back someday).  In the very first chapter, so much is learned about Nell from her interactions with coworkers and also clients from her speech impediment, her family background and her eye for detail and fashion, not to mention the kindness and compassion she shows to others.  I was immediately drawn into the story and did not want to stop reading once I started.  Also, I love the cover of this novel, it is eye-catching and just perfect for the story!

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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