The Seamstress

The Seamstress

Allison Pittman / May 23, 2019

The Seamstress A beautifully crafted story breathes life into the cameo character from the classic novel A Tale of Two Cities France It is the best of times On a tranquil farm nestled in the French countryside

  • Title: The Seamstress
  • Author: Allison Pittman
  • ISBN: 1414390467
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
  • A beautifully crafted story breathes life into the cameo character from the classic novel A Tale of Two Cities.France, 1788It is the best of times.On a tranquil farm nestled in the French countryside, two orphaned cousins Ren e and Laurette have been raised under the caring guardianship of young mile Gagnon, the last of a once prosperous family No longer starving gi A beautifully crafted story breathes life into the cameo character from the classic novel A Tale of Two Cities.France, 1788It is the best of times.On a tranquil farm nestled in the French countryside, two orphaned cousins Ren e and Laurette have been raised under the caring guardianship of young mile Gagnon, the last of a once prosperous family No longer starving girls, Laurette and Ren e now spend days tending Gagnon s sheep, and nights in their cozy loft, whispering secrets and dreams in this time of waning innocence and peace.It is the worst of times.Paris groans with a restlessness that can no longer be contained within its city streets Hunger and hatred fuel her people Violence seeps into the ornate halls of Versailles Even Gagnon s table in the quiet village of Mouton Blanc bears witness to the rumbles of rebellion, where Marcel Moreau embodies its voice and heart.It is the story that has never been told.In one night, the best and worst of fate collide A chance encounter with a fashionable woman will bring Ren e s sewing skills to light and secure a place in the court of Queen Marie Antoinette An act of reckless passion will throw Laurette into the arms of the increasingly militant Marcel And Gagnon, steadfast in his faith in God and country, can only watch as those he loves march straight into the heart of the revolution Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 480 pages Expected publication February 5th 2019 by Tyndale House Publishers More Details ISBN 1414390467 ISBN13 9781414390468 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Seamstress by Allison Pittman Author Release date Feb 05, 2019 Enter for a chance to win one of 24 advance reader copies of The Seamstress by author Allison Pittman Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Most Anticipated Christian Fiction 2019 174 books 535 voters Most Anticipated Books of 2019 Not From a Series 254 books 233 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 45 Rating details Sort Default Filter Aug 02, 2018 Joanne Bischof rated it it was amazing Glory this novel is stunning Set amid the tumultuous French Revolution, The Seamstress is unabashedly profound and yet crafted with such care, that I relished every heartrending word until the very last one Through the lives of vibrant and genuine characters, notes of love, faith, and loyalty rise from its pages all striking with one unanimous chord of courage Allison Pittman has woven a novel that fortifies the spirit brick by brick so that as a nation is broken and transformed, so takes new Glory this novel is stunning Set amid the tumultuous French Revolution, The Seamstress is unabashedly profound and yet crafted with such care, that I relished every heartrending word until the very last one Through the lives of vibrant and genuine characters, notes of love, faith, and loyalty rise from its pages all striking with one unanimous chord of courage Allison Pittman has woven a novel that fortifies the spirit brick by brick so that as a nation is broken and transformed, so takes new shape yet another landscape the reader s heart The Seamstress is an absolute masterpiece with all the makings of a classic, and is one of the finest novels I have ever read flag 21 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jul 31, 2018 Jocelyn Green added it Shelves christian fiction, historical fiction, read for endorsement Destined to be a classic in its own right, The Seamstress is everything I love about historical fiction The robust characters not only interact with real and pivotal events, but they embody the attitudes of the day in ways that are accessible for the modern reader Pitman s power of language drew me deep into revolutionary France, and her accurate and sensitive portrayal of the turmoil earned my undying respect The Seamstress is an intricate tapestry hemmed in truth and grace A masterpiece flag 15 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 26, 2018 Rachel McMillan rated it it was amazing The Seamstress is a study in nostalgia carefully evoking a classic while establishing itself as a classic in its own right Deftly and intelligently nodding to its magnanimous source material, A Tale of Two Cities, it remains confident as its own entity Appealing equally to Dickensian readers and the uninitiated, The Seamstress is a lush, moving and brilliantly sewn world The thinking reader s inspirational read, it is at once rich, beguiling and accessibly readable Its aftertaste will spoi The Seamstress is a study in nostalgia carefully evoking a classic while establishing itself as a classic in its own right Deftly and intelligently nodding to its magnanimous source material, A Tale of Two Cities, it remains confident as its own entity Appealing equally to Dickensian readers and the uninitiated, The Seamstress is a lush, moving and brilliantly sewn world The thinking reader s inspirational read, it is at once rich, beguiling and accessibly readable Its aftertaste will spoil you for any other story for a long, long while flag 10 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2019 Susan rated it it was amazing Shelves around the world 2019, 2019 launch team arc, new authors 2019, new releases 2019, e reader 2019, 2019 favorites Oh mythis book is outstanding Certain to remain one of my all time favorites, this epic novel and its characters will haunt the reader long after the last page has been read Ms.Pittman, as a new to me author, blew me away with her beautiful prose that masterfully told a story set amidst the turbulent times surrounding the French Revolution Giving a nod to Charles Dicken s Tale of Two Cities, Ms Pittman has crafted a story with memorable characters who face the harsh realities of the time Oh mythis book is outstanding Certain to remain one of my all time favorites, this epic novel and its characters will haunt the reader long after the last page has been read Ms.Pittman, as a new to me author, blew me away with her beautiful prose that masterfully told a story set amidst the turbulent times surrounding the French Revolution Giving a nod to Charles Dicken s Tale of Two Cities, Ms Pittman has crafted a story with memorable characters who face the harsh realities of the time with courage The eclectic cast of characters displayed both weakness and strength that is part of human nature as they fought for survival, loyalty and love during this difficult time Faith threads of forgiveness and grace are woven throughout I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Netgalley and the author publisher through CelebrateLit I was not required to write a review All opinions expressed are my own flag 6 likesLike see review Aug 01, 2018 Heidi Chiavaroli rated it it was amazing In the midst of revolution and royalty, Pittman weaves a captivating tale of two cousins whose humble beginnings birth remarkable journeys A beautiful, rich tale of love, loss, and amazing faith, The Seamstress is a book that haunts, satisfies, and inspires all at once I loved this book flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 I enjoyed this read, but that being said I questioned some of the things that this book told us, the electricity in the house Getting past that and the rampant use of computers the story itself was good.The young woman who returns to her roots when life has thrown her a hard curve ball, the people who welcome her back and those that don t.A young Amish man who fights his past and current attraction to this wayward girl, and his journey to make a living.A different story, but one that held my at I enjoyed this read, but that being said I questioned some of the things that this book told us, the electricity in the house Getting past that and the rampant use of computers the story itself was good.The young woman who returns to her roots when life has thrown her a hard curve ball, the people who welcome her back and those that don t.A young Amish man who fights his past and current attraction to this wayward girl, and his journey to make a living.A different story, but one that held my attention even when I questioned things.I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Love Inspired, and was not required to give a positive review flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2019 Amy rated it really liked it Shelves posted waiting 4 blog information The Seamstress takes a reader back to 1788 in the countryside of France with cousins Renee and Laurette They are orphans and live with their guardian, Emile Gagnon, where they help take care of his sheep Renee is then offered a position as a seamstress in the royal court of Marie Antoinette It is, also, time of turmoil in Paris People are starving and wanting change, bringing on a violent rebellion How will the lives for them all when these new events begin The Seamstress is a good read T The Seamstress takes a reader back to 1788 in the countryside of France with cousins Renee and Laurette They are orphans and live with their guardian, Emile Gagnon, where they help take care of his sheep Renee is then offered a position as a seamstress in the royal court of Marie Antoinette It is, also, time of turmoil in Paris People are starving and wanting change, bringing on a violent rebellion How will the lives for them all when these new events begin The Seamstress is a good read This historical takes a reader back in time to one of the most important times in French history I found the story to be an inspiring one that is rich in faith The characters are ones that I admired The author was so vivid with the details that I had to look up to see if certain scenes actually happened.I give The Seamstress four stars and recommend to those who enjoy novels involving French history I received this book from the publisher This review is 100% my own honest opinion flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 29, 2018 Michelle rated it it was amazing Fantastic book Go ahead and put this at the top of your to read list Full review to come flag 4 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 21, 2018 Chris Jager rated it it was amazing What a beautifully written book Set in the French Revolution, The Seamstress is not always an easy book to read, but one that I enjoyed completely Well written with a time in history that is sometimes written in a romantic way, but was bloody and harrowing Allison does a good job of writing about tough stories in a sensitive manner I wasn t sure if I wanted to read another story about the French Revolution, but I was completely wrong, this book is about people caught up in the waves of a rev What a beautifully written book Set in the French Revolution, The Seamstress is not always an easy book to read, but one that I enjoyed completely Well written with a time in history that is sometimes written in a romantic way, but was bloody and harrowing Allison does a good job of writing about tough stories in a sensitive manner I wasn t sure if I wanted to read another story about the French Revolution, but I was completely wrong, this book is about people caught up in the waves of a revolution and how they survived.A must read for historical fiction fans flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Betti rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves historical, inspirational, political, romance Never find your esteem in the eyes of anyone other than our Heavenly Father who loves you Gagnon.An incredible book that is almost impossible to put down Set as the French Revolution is simmering under the surface, the author takes us along as she weaves the life story of two young orphans, their guardian and their choices Was it possible that being a seamstress for the queen would keep young Renee safe How could it be, that rebellion would lead to food, being rain or end the famine Writte Never find your esteem in the eyes of anyone other than our Heavenly Father who loves you Gagnon.An incredible book that is almost impossible to put down Set as the French Revolution is simmering under the surface, the author takes us along as she weaves the life story of two young orphans, their guardian and their choices Was it possible that being a seamstress for the queen would keep young Renee safe How could it be, that rebellion would lead to food, being rain or end the famine Written with such wonderful historical detail, I felt like I was there, feeling the crush of people in revolt and almost smelling the blood of those sacrificed for the cause I received this ARC through Tyndale House Publishers Inc and CelebrateLit All impressions and opinions are my own flag Like see review Jan 22, 2019 Becky rated it it was amazing The time is late 1700s, the place is France, the economy is depressed, the taxes are outrageous, and the conditions for farming are less than ideal Laurette and Renee are cousins who have been orphaned and have been taken in by a local sheep farmer, Emile Gagnon Marcel is a friend to the girls, but he is also one raising up the people against the crown.Marie Antoinette is clearly unaware of the ramifications of the actions of the king and her This blindness to the plight of her people led to The time is late 1700s, the place is France, the economy is depressed, the taxes are outrageous, and the conditions for farming are less than ideal Laurette and Renee are cousins who have been orphaned and have been taken in by a local sheep farmer, Emile Gagnon Marcel is a friend to the girls, but he is also one raising up the people against the crown.Marie Antoinette is clearly unaware of the ramifications of the actions of the king and her This blindness to the plight of her people led to the French Revolution and to her losing her head.Allison Pittman has taken a tough time in history and made it a compelling read I must say that this book will bring tears to your eyes It is a five star book, two thumbs up, and a whistle that will bring the dogs.My thanks go to Tyndale House Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book flag Like see review Jan 28, 2019 Victoria rated it liked it This is the first book I ve read by Allison Pittman The story was interesting but somehow it felt heavy It switched back and forth between two cousins and what they were going through The time period is just before and during the French Revolution It was an Advanced Reader s Copy so the editing wasn t perfect but still well done What I liked about the book was that it was well written and the story was interesting What I did not like was the use of the French words terms I speak English This is the first book I ve read by Allison Pittman The story was interesting but somehow it felt heavy It switched back and forth between two cousins and what they were going through The time period is just before and during the French Revolution It was an Advanced Reader s Copy so the editing wasn t perfect but still well done What I liked about the book was that it was well written and the story was interesting What I did not like was the use of the French words terms I speak English and sometimes the words phrases were re stated in English but many times they were not If you are writing in English and want to add foreign words and phrases make sure they are re stated in English so your readers can follow along I give this book three out of five stars mostly because of the French words phrases This is a Christian book and it is not overly preachy but does deliver the Gospel message in a nice way I requested to read and review this book through Netgalley The opinions are my own and freely given flag Like see review Fay Jacobsohn rated it really liked it Jan 30, 2019 Jan 01, 2019 Emily Yager rated it it was amazing A captivating tale of two cousins in the mists of the French Revolution This contains all the elements that I love in Historical Fiction Love, Loyalty, Amazing Characters and Events, etc Written in a way that the modern reading can enjoy while still be immersed into a small part of the past Without giving anything away, I ll just say I loved this reading this book flag Like see review Clara rated it it was amazing Dec 24, 2018 Beth marked it as to read Jul 04, 2018 Staci marked it as to read Jul 04, 2018 Marisa marked it as to read Jul 05, 2018 Kav marked it as to read Jul 05, 2018 Natalie marked it as to read Jul 05, 2018 Connie Fischer marked it as to read Jul 05, 2018 Loraine marked it as to read Jul 05, 2018 Linda Klager marked it as to read Jul 05, 2018 Stephanie Mccall marked it as to read Jul 05, 2018 Helena marked it as to read Jul 06, 2018 Bj rt marked it as to read Jul 06, 2018 Julie marked it as to read Jul 08, 2018 Beth marked it as to read Jul 10, 2018 Amanda marked it as to read Jul 10, 2018 Christine marked it as to read 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        Allison Pittman is the author of For Time and Eternity, Stealing Home, the Crossroads of Grace series, and her nonfiction debut, Saturdays With Stella A high school English teacher, she serves as director of the theater arts group at her church She is also the co president of a dynamic Christian writers group in the San Antonio, Texas area, where she makes her home with her husband and their thr Allison Pittman is the author of For Time and Eternity, Stealing Home, the Crossroads of Grace series, and her nonfiction debut, Saturdays With Stella A high school English teacher, she serves as director of the theater arts group at her church She is also the co president of a dynamic Christian writers group in the San Antonio, Texas area, where she makes her home with her husband and their three boys


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    1. Glory this novel is stunning Set amid the tumultuous French Revolution, The Seamstress is unabashedly profound and yet crafted with such care, that I relished every heartrending word until the very last one Through the lives of vibrant and genuine characters, notes of love, faith, and loyalty rise from its pages all striking with one unanimous chord of courage Allison Pittman has woven a novel that fortifies the spirit brick by brick so that as a nation is broken and transformed, so takes new Gl [...]


    2. Destined to be a classic in its own right, The Seamstress is everything I love about historical fiction The robust characters not only interact with real and pivotal events, but they embody the attitudes of the day in ways that are accessible for the modern reader Pitman s power of language drew me deep into revolutionary France, and her accurate and sensitive portrayal of the turmoil earned my undying respect The Seamstress is an intricate tapestry hemmed in truth and grace A masterpiece.


    3. The Seamstress is a study in nostalgia carefully evoking a classic while establishing itself as a classic in its own right Deftly and intelligently nodding to its magnanimous source material, A Tale of Two Cities, it remains confident as its own entity Appealing equally to Dickensian readers and the uninitiated, The Seamstress is a lush, moving and brilliantly sewn world The thinking reader s inspirational read, it is at once rich, beguiling and accessibly readable Its aftertaste will spoi The S [...]


    4. Oh mythis book is outstanding Certain to remain one of my all time favorites, this epic novel and its characters will haunt the reader long after the last page has been read Ms.Pittman, as a new to me author, blew me away with her beautiful prose that masterfully told a story set amidst the turbulent times surrounding the French Revolution Giving a nod to Charles Dicken s Tale of Two Cities, Ms Pittman has crafted a story with memorable characters who face the harsh realities of the time Oh myth [...]


    5. In the midst of revolution and royalty, Pittman weaves a captivating tale of two cousins whose humble beginnings birth remarkable journeys A beautiful, rich tale of love, loss, and amazing faith, The Seamstress is a book that haunts, satisfies, and inspires all at once I loved this book


    6. I enjoyed this read, but that being said I questioned some of the things that this book told us, the electricity in the house Getting past that and the rampant use of computers the story itself was good.The young woman who returns to her roots when life has thrown her a hard curve ball, the people who welcome her back and those that don t.A young Amish man who fights his past and current attraction to this wayward girl, and his journey to make a living.A different story, but one that held my at [...]


    7. The Seamstress takes a reader back to 1788 in the countryside of France with cousins Renee and Laurette They are orphans and live with their guardian, Emile Gagnon, where they help take care of his sheep Renee is then offered a position as a seamstress in the royal court of Marie Antoinette It is, also, time of turmoil in Paris People are starving and wanting change, bringing on a violent rebellion How will the lives for them all when these new events begin The Seamstress is a good read T The Se [...]


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