Read The Forgotten Seamstress Online Free - It is 1910 and Maria, a talented young girl from the East end of London, is employed to work as a seamstress for the royal family. As an attractive girl, she soon catches the eye of the Prince of Wales and she in turn is captivated by his glamour and intensity.
But careless talk causes trouble and soon Maria’s life takes a far darker turn. Disbelieved and dismissed she is thrown into a mental asylum, shut away from the real world with only her needlework for company.
Can a beautiful quilt, discovered many years later, reveal the truth behind what happened to Maria?
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May 30, 2014
A quilt with a history. A quilt containing royal cloth. A quilt spanning a number of years. A quilt that told a story.
This mysterious quilt, a seamstress, stolen patches of material, royalty, and Caroline tell the tale of the beautiful, lovingly handmade quilt that connects Maria the seamstress t...
December 06, 2013
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Liz Trenow's debut novel, The Last Telegram, made a significant impression on me. I found her ability to convey such poignant emotions against the tumultuous backdrop of WWII highly appealing and couldn't wait to read more of...
June 05, 2017
Four and a half stars.
This story revolves around a quilt, the woman who made it and the woman who discovers it in her mother’s attic. Maria is the woman who made the quilt. She is a talented seamstress who ends up working for the royal family. There she attracts the interest of the Prince of Wale...
May 16, 2014
Once again I seem to be in the minority of people whose heartstrings were not plucked by a book. I don't know if it's just my mood at the moment, but I've been reading an awful lot of books that were that dreaded thing, not bad, but not outstanding, and though I've enjoyed them-ish, I've found it...
December 07, 2013
I was originally introduced to Liz Trenow’s novels when I had the opportunity to read her first book The Last Telegram, which is a truly stunning book, so if you haven’t read it already then please do! Knowing how much I’d enjoyed The Last Telegram, I was very much looking forward to The Forgotte...
May 13, 2014
Like patchwork, this novel is a composition of seemingly incongruous parts - via cassette recordings with the first-person narrator, Maria Romano, that weaves a fascinating history of her life as a seamstress for the Royal Family, of her affair with the Prince of Wales (and the later abdicated Ki...
July 26, 2014
Thank you to Avon Books for the copy via a Goodreads Giveaway.
It is 1910 and Maria, a talented young girl from the East end of London, is employed to work as a seamstress for the royal family. As an attractive girl, she soon catches the eye of the Prince of Wales and she in turn is captivated by...
January 24, 2015
Another book club book that I wouldn't have picked up if I wasn't in a book club. It started out quite good, a poor girl from an orphanage learning seamstress work at the orphanage from the nuns...then being employed outside the orphanage at...we later learn is a castle. It only gets worse from t...
January 27, 2016
My 5 Question Review
Share a one sentence synopsis, please?
Modern-day characters take so long to solve an inane and obvious historical mystery that they come across as being a bunch of bumbling idiots.
What did you like?
Hmmmmmmm…it was a fast read?
It’s a tie between uninteresting one-dimen...
December 07, 2013
'Her history was held in the fabrics she'd used, the designs, and the appliqued figures.'
I read some super reviews of Liz Trenow's first novel, The Last Telegram, which I then bought though sadly have not yet read. I was therefore really pleased to have the chance to read this second novel; it wa...