The Fashion Designer by Nancy Moser

The Fashion Designer

The American Dream thrives in 1912 New York City   Annie Wood, the housemaid-turned-pattern designer in The Pattern Artist, jumps at the chance to design her own clothing line when a wealthy New York couple offer to finance her endeavor. Joining the project is Annie’s new husband, Sean Culver, her best friend at Butterick, Maude Nascato, and a mother figure, Edna Holmquist.   Annie and her colleagues give up their careers, risking everything ...

Details The Fashion Designer

TitleThe Fashion Designer
Release DateJul 1st, 2018
PublisherShiloh Run Press
GenreChristian Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Christian, Fiction

Reviews The Fashion Designer

  • Kathleen
    Thanks to NetGalley, Barbour Publishing, Inc. and author Nancy Moser for providing me with a digital ARC of THE FASHION DESIGNER, which allows me to write an unbiased review. THE FASHION DESIGNER is one of those books I love to read. It is an inspirational, story set in 1912 New York City. I haven't read many books about America in this era, and was pleased to learn about the buildings, businesses, customs, fashions, and family life in 1912 New Y...
  • Karen
    An uplifting read full of inspiration, interesting history, and tender romance! Annie's story, begun in The Pattern Artist, continues on as she finds herself and her friends stretching out to fulfill the dream of starting their own clothing line. The setting of 1912 New York City hosts the growing market of working women whose needs for practical, affordable clothing spark the ideas for Annie's new designs.This next segment of the story held my i...
  • Loraine
    The Fashion Designer is a rags to riches light romance. Annie began in England as a young housemaid, traveled to New York to continue as a lady's dresser, became a pattern artist at Butterick and is now married and trying to start her own business.I loved everything about this book. The strong spiritual content that wound its way throughout the story was so well done. Everyone of the characters is one you will remember, and the closeness within t...
  • Megan
    "The Fashion Designer" by Nancy Moser is a book filled with fashion, history and women's rights! It is also packed with faith content! It's the second book in "The Pattern Artist" series and can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading the books in sequence to get the most enjoyment from the series as there are references to past events, and characters from the first book make cameo appearances. Ms. Moser does refresh the reader lat...
  • Paula Shreckhise
    The Fashion Designer by Nancy Moser is the second book in a series about a group of women who are involved in changes in women’s fashions around 1912. The first book is The Pattern Artist. It would be best to read The Pattern Artist first as The Fashion Designer builds on the people and relationships of the first book. I would recommend this book for those interested in sewing and early 20th Century fashion. Have you wondered about the beginnin...
  • Liz
    I really enjoyed this historical romance. I didn't realize at first that it was a continuation of The Pattern Artist, so several pages in, I had to put my tablet down and go back to reread the previous story "to get a running start." I loved the story of Annie and Sean and their friends/family even more in this second book. The challenges they met with equal parts of faith and doubt were realistic and touching. I appreciated that Scripture and pr...
  • Amy
    The Fashion Designer is the second installment from Nancy Moser’s series, The Pattern Maker. I thought it was a pretty read. I enjoyed Annie and being taken back to her time of 1912 New York City. I found the story to be inspirational and full of faith. I give The Fashion Designer a well deserved 5+ stars and highly recommend it for those who love historical fiction. I would recommend to the reader to make sure to catch the first book of the se...
  • Gina Burgess
    Here is a great sequel to Moser's first one, The Pattern Artist. Loved the characters then, and still love them. Sometimes it's nice to find out What Happened Next!Characters were developed well in the first one. This one, it's kinda difficult to develop them even more. There were mentions of characters in the first book that are developed more in this one. Quite interesting. Since i read the first one, it's hard to tell if you really need to rea...
  • Megan
    "The Fashion Designer" by Nancy Moser is a book filled with fashion, history and women's rights! It is also packed with faith content! It's the second book in "The Pattern Artist" series and can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading the books in sequence to get the most enjoyment from the series as there are references to past events, and characters from the first book make cameo appearances. Ms. Moser does refresh the reader lat...
  • Regina
    Nancy Moser's book The Fashion Designer is a story interwoven with faith, love, struggles, Within the pages are a handful of women who support each other through each storm. A book that keeps you riveted and glued to the pages! Disclosure statement:I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am di...
  • Nora St Laurent
    I enjoyed the authors note to readers as much as I enjoyed the novel. I liked hearing about her research and the treasures she found. She mentions the time period between 1912-1913 had an enormous impact on women’s fashion. The shift was made to functional and comfort. Instead of difficult and tight fitting. There is a sad but hilarious scene where Henrietta gets stuck in her high fashion dress because she had no one to help her undo the button...
  • Kristi
    After reading The Pattern Artist I wanted more about Annie, Sean and their friends. So I was really excited when I was invited to read The Fashion Designer. I got to not only spend more time with these characters but I also got to learn more about the fashion industry in the early 1900s. A definite win~win!!Nancy Moser has created believable, realistic and extremely likable characters. It's was just impossible not to like the characters in this b...
  • Trixi
    Life is a grand puzzle, with pieces interlocking, pieces elusive, pieces missing. But in the end, God puts it all together and we see the full picture. ~pg 210 I was so glad I was able to read The Pattern Artist and go right into The Fashion Designer! It was like picking off where I left off and continuing a story I very much enjoyed. I knew the characters and their history, which connected me to them even deeper. This picks up after our main cha...
  • Helen
    The Fashion Designer, by Nancy Moser, takes over where The Pattern Artist ends. Anne and her friends met the Sampsons on a ship and made an agreement to start a fashion business together. Anne and her friends have quit their jobs and are now embarking on their business when they find out Mrs. Sampson had different plans for the style of clothes they will make. Anne and her friends have to make the decision to do what Mrs. Sampson wants or to foll...
  • Sarah
    Reading Nancy Moser’s “The Fashion Designer” was stepping into foreign territory for me in several ways. Fashion has definitely never been an interest of mine, and the only sewing I ever do is to patch up a small tear here or there or to reattach a button. The fact that I enjoyed this book so much is a testament to Moser’s writing skills. Beyond the Titanic—which does, by the way, get a mention and play briefly into this story—I am no...
  • Amy
    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...
  • ⚜️Trea
    FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER THROUGH NET GALLEY. I VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME! RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW! To me, this book much improves on the previous book's shortcomings, but still wasn't quite worthy of a 5 star rating. It does pick up where The Pattern Artist left off, so it really isn't ...
  • Sarah
    "The Fashion Designer" is a great historical romance that needs to be on your reading list. The setting of this story takes place in 1912 in New York City where affordable clothing has taken off in an industry that begins to give Annie ideas for new clothing designs. While this story is about design and clothing, it also has some more serious tones and deals with domestic violence, assault and difficulties in marriage. While this book handles som...
  • Sharon
    While this book can be read as a stand alone, I found that reading The Pattern Artist first, helped me understand where the story began, and I would recommend any one who is going to read The Fashion Designer to read that beforehand.I really did enjoy reading about the early start of the fashion industry, and there were many “surprises” in this story that I did not see coming, so it made it a very enjoyable read. However, there are some thing...
  • Andrea
    I enjoyed this second book so much more than The Pattern Artist. Yes, I'm still a little troubled with how fast things move but I chose to ignore that this time. The characters are amazing! I especially loved seeing Maude's personal growth. These ladies step out in faith and fully rely on God to see them achieve their dreams. It is quite a bumpy road with many surprises for nearly everyone in the book but it was very satisfying for this reader to...
  • Linda
    I enjoyed The Pattern Artist, and this second book about Annie Wood's adventures in clothing design equally charmed me. I've read many books about the upper class and their elegant dressmakers, and The Fashion Designer's emphasis on middle-class working women fascinates and informs. The challenges facing Annie and her friends--including financial backing, publicity, accessibility, and more-- in the midst of a very different culture than we know t...
  • Tammy G.
    I enjoyed The Pattern Artist so I was excited to receive this next book, The Fashion Designer. These are to be read in order. Annie Wood was a housemaid who became a pattern designer.Now Annie has a new husband, Sean Culver who totally believes in her gifts and endeavors. In fact, he helps her in her projects.Actually Annie and her colleagues have a passion to make clothes for women that are both fashionable and functional. Remember this is 1912 ...
  • Bonnie O'Donnell
    My daughter won this as a giveaway on Goodreads. Since I had read another book by this author I grabbed her kindle and got comfortable. While there was a really nice story buried deep and some very nice scenes, I found the constant reference to God as a distraction. All of the praying and thanking God for every plot twist, good or bad, took the forefront of the novel and made it worse than a bad sermon at church. Each character in turn had a reve...
  • Rosie
    The Fashion Designerby Nancy MoserThe Fashion Designer is the sequel to The Pattern Artist. The first book is set in 1911 and the second is set in 1912. Since I am a sewing enthusiast, both of these books appealed to me and I could not put either of them down once I started reading. I really enjoyed the characters and how they encouraged each other through some very discouraging times and worked to build a business that was a seeming impossibilit...
  • Becca
    Annie, along with several of her friends, has left a job in a well-established franchise to pursue her dream of owning her own dress shop. Unfortunately, everything that can go wrong seems to do exactly that. Will they be forced to admit defeat or will they trust the One who has brought them this far? I found this novel simply delightful. The setting (early 20th century New York) allowed for some interesting historical nuggets that made the story...
  • Melissa
    Set during a time when women could only really aspire to be a wife and mother, Anna Wood and her friends hope to start a business that sells common dresses to the common woman. Most special dresses were made only for the wealthy. Through trials and set backs, these friends forge a new path. I really enjoyed catching up with these characters and seeing where they were. All of the characters were well written so that you knew them from the start. T...
  • Marie Pinkham
    This was an interesting story. I think if I had read the previous story in the series I'd have had a better feel for the characters and their relationships. There were lots of fun details of the early 1900s that helped give a good picture of the setting and time. I enjoyed the characters and watching their individual stories play out. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review...
  • Melissa Henderson
    Very interesting story filled with fashion, friendship, faith and more. I was very intrigued by the designs for various stages of life, including pregnancy. I look forward to reading more stories from this author. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to write a review.
  • Debbie Reeves
    Must read!!!A book that turns to God and openly talks of our faith in God. To seek our purpose for being. What we do with our choices. What possibilities lie ahead of usIf we but seek Gods direction! Wonderful book!
  • Karla Cook
    I enjoyed this novel about the fashion industry in the very early 1900s. This was still the era of corsets and restrictive clothing so it was interesting how those issues were addressed. It also dealt somewhat with women's rights and suffrage. I appreciated the element of faith woven throughout.This is the second book in a series. I had earlier read the first book and it was a little "all over the place" with an unbelievable amount of drama for t...