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The Dressmaker's Dowry: A Novel (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2017; vuoden 2017 painos)

– tekijä: Meredith Jaeger (Tekijä)

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For readers of Lucinda Riley, Sarah Jio, or Susan Meissner, this gripping historical debut novel tells the story of two women: one, an immigrant seamstress who disappears from San Francisco's gritty streets in 1876, and the other, a young woman in present day who must delve into the secrets of her husband's wealthy family only to discover that she and the missing dressmaker might be connected in unexpected ways. An exquisite ring, passed down through generations, connects two women who learn that love is a choice, and forgiveness is the key to freedom...San Francisco: 1876 Immigrant dressmakers Hannelore Schaeffer and Margaret O'Brien struggle to provide food for their siblings, while mending delicate clothing for the city's most affluent ladies. When wealthy Lucas Havensworth enters the shop, Hanna's future is altered forever. With Margaret's encouragement and the power of a borrowed green dress, Hanna dares to see herself as worthy of him. Then Margaret disappears, and Hanna turns to Lucas. Braving the gritty streets of the Barbary Coast and daring to enter the mansions of Nob Hill, Hanna stumbles upon Margaret's fate, forcing her to make a devastating decision...one that will echo through the generations. San Francisco: Present Day In her elegant Marina apartment overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, Sarah Havensworth struggles to complete the novel she quit her job for. Afraid to tell her husband of her writer's block, Sarah is also hiding a darker secret-one that has haunted her for 14 years. Then a news headline from 1876 sparks inspiration: Missing Dressmakers Believed to be Murdered. Compelled to discover what happened to Hannelore and Margaret, Sarah returns to her roots as a journalist. Will her beautiful heirloom engagement ring uncover a connection to Hanna Schaeffer?… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:The Dressmaker's Dowry: A Novel
Kirjailijat:Meredith Jaeger (Tekijä)
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2017), 384 pages
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While on virus lockdown time, I decided to start pulling out books that I have had on my nightstand for quite sometime. I decided to start with The Dressmaker's Dowry because I was not familiar with Meredith Jaeger's writing.

This split history novel alternates back and forth from present day, back to the late 1800s, both eras taking place in San Francisco.

In the present, Sara is working on a historical novel to complete her Masters Degree thesis. In doing research for her story, she stumbles across a newspaper article that revolves around two young immigrant girls that were dressmakers in 1878, and who mysteriously disappeared into thin air.

Fascinated by their mystery, Sara changes focus by ditching her novel to write a non-fiction piece on the tragic disappearances of the two girls. But as she starts to hunt down the truth, someone in turn begins hunting her! An anonymous person threatens and blackmails Sara informing her they will reveal her own tragic secrets if she doesn't cease her investigations.

Back in 1878 we have Hanna and Margaret, immigrant teens from Ireland and Bavaria. Both of these girls have drunken abusive , and struggle to keep themselves and their siblings alive. They are beaten, they are starving, and what little money the girls earn by mending dresses for a local seamstress, gets pissed away on their parents alcoholic habits. When one day Margaret goes missing, Hanna runs away with her sisters and brothers and begins a haunting and perilous investigation of her own, desperately trying to find Margaret in time to save her from either prostitution or murder.

The Dressmaker's Dowry races like wildfire with two fascinating and riveting mysteries that offer up great historical detail, an excellent writing style, characters with great depth, edge-of-your-seat suspense, exciting adventure, and a charming love story that puts icing on the cake to this wonderful page-turner of a novel. Read in two sittings, I absolutely loved this book. ( )
  vernefan | May 26, 2020 |
I actually enjoyed reading the first 2/3 of this book and the dual timelines did not bother me. The writing can improve- seems like quite a few books these days overuse the phrases "sucked in her breath," "bit her lip," and "heat rose to her cheeks," as a standard response to every encounter or conversation. This book used all three or variations of the three on almost every page. This didn't bother me as much as that ending did though, and it is the ending that ruined the entire book for me. I just can't believe the actions taken by Hanna for two reasons: 1- it doesn't fit her nature. She is so caring and concerned about everyone around her, and headstrong when she needs to be, but then she completely runs away in the end? She could have left and made sure her siblings were safe, and then found a way to contact Lucas. 2- Running away at the time she did and never coming back is a horrible decision for anyone to make. There are so many negative repercussions to that action that I could hardly stomach finishing the book. The killer gets away with multiple murders (dishonors their life/memory) and is free to murder again, is left among people Hanna supposedly loves/cares for who have children, an innocent man is killed instead, she breaks Lucas' heart after he is the only person who cares for her in a dark time, she denies him his son... It's too bad, I think I would have really like this book otherwise. ( )
  Linda_Holcomb | Jun 6, 2019 |
Author Meredith Jaeger’s debut work, “The Dressmaker’s Dowry”, is a compelling mystery which connects San Francisco of the Victorian Era to its celebrated status as a world-renowned city of our modern times. As the storyline weaves together events and characters from past to present and back again, the author’s wonderfully descriptive writing shapes the city into a character itself. In contemporary San Francisco, former journalist Sarah Havensworth is struggling to meet the societal expectations of her husband’s prominent family while still achieving her own personal and career goals. Haunted by an unsolved crime case more than a century old, Sarah is determined to find out what really happened to the two young dressmakers who disappeared so long ago. In 1876, San Francisco is a turbulent blend of wealthy citizens and multicultural immigrants. As dressmakers Hannelore and Margaret cater their seamstress skills to the wants and whims of the wealthy, they do not remain untouched by the atmosphere and elements of the wharves of the notorious Barbary Coast. When Margaret vanishes, Hannelore turns to Lucas, a wealthy client from the tailor shop where the women work, to help her find her friend. Despite the differences in their social status, Hannelore and Lucas find themselves becoming friends, and the promise of something more glimmers in dreams. As Sarah researches the past lives and events involved in the disappearance, she discovers a sinister link to her own husband’s well-to-do family, but is it a secret that can remain hidden? If Sarah reveals the total truth, will she lose all that she holds dear? A richly atmospheric setting and an involving storyline make for a very worthwhile read.

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  gincam | Mar 28, 2019 |
I have read better historical fiction set in San Francisco, but for a first book it wasn't too bad. I think that someone might have caught that Hanna's toddler siblings that were born after her mother died five years before the story takes place. I wasn't sure why the book was called "The Dressmaker's Dowry," if she had no money. ( )
  eliorajoy | Aug 2, 2018 |
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Even after several months since finishing the book, I find it easy to recall the characters and events. San Francisco of today and yesteryear are linked in this story through a ring and parallel love lives. Lovers of historical fiction will really enjoy this tale. ( )
  bereanna | Apr 4, 2017 |
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For readers of Lucinda Riley, Sarah Jio, or Susan Meissner, this gripping historical debut novel tells the story of two women: one, an immigrant seamstress who disappears from San Francisco's gritty streets in 1876, and the other, a young woman in present day who must delve into the secrets of her husband's wealthy family only to discover that she and the missing dressmaker might be connected in unexpected ways. An exquisite ring, passed down through generations, connects two women who learn that love is a choice, and forgiveness is the key to freedom...San Francisco: 1876 Immigrant dressmakers Hannelore Schaeffer and Margaret O'Brien struggle to provide food for their siblings, while mending delicate clothing for the city's most affluent ladies. When wealthy Lucas Havensworth enters the shop, Hanna's future is altered forever. With Margaret's encouragement and the power of a borrowed green dress, Hanna dares to see herself as worthy of him. Then Margaret disappears, and Hanna turns to Lucas. Braving the gritty streets of the Barbary Coast and daring to enter the mansions of Nob Hill, Hanna stumbles upon Margaret's fate, forcing her to make a devastating decision...one that will echo through the generations. San Francisco: Present Day In her elegant Marina apartment overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, Sarah Havensworth struggles to complete the novel she quit her job for. Afraid to tell her husband of her writer's block, Sarah is also hiding a darker secret-one that has haunted her for 14 years. Then a news headline from 1876 sparks inspiration: Missing Dressmakers Believed to be Murdered. Compelled to discover what happened to Hannelore and Margaret, Sarah returns to her roots as a journalist. Will her beautiful heirloom engagement ring uncover a connection to Hanna Schaeffer?

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