Annie Culver gives up her career, risking everything to follow a passion in fashion. Personal and financial setbacks threaten to keep her business from ever selling a single dress. But the promise of the American Dream holds a deep hope for those who work hard, trust God, and never give up.
I have not really thought of how fashion, especially for women, has changed so much over the years. The Fashion Designer is the continuing story of Annie, Sean (her husband now), and her three friends as they start out designing women’s clothes for the ordinary woman. In The Pattern Artist, Annie thought that everything was working out and her business was established. Well, that was not to be and this next chapter picks up with some unexpected changes, some welcome others not. But the main theme throughout the book was to trust God, His timing and His way.
This was not just Annie and Sean’s story, but the story of their burgeoning business and those they partnered with. There was definitely some drama being played out as some men did not see a woman’s place as anywhere else than inside the home. The beginning of the 1900’s was a time for great change and I thought author Moser did a good job showing just how much a woman’s place in this world changed. I also found the history of early designers fascinating, especially with so many still in existence today.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. All views and opinions are my own.