The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard by Erin McGraw

August 10, 2008 at 9:46 am Leave a comment

Took me awhile to get into this historical fiction story but once I did it was an interesting read.

Nell Platt lives on the Kansas plains in the late 1800s. In 1901 she leaves her two small children and moves to Los  to recreate herself. Her only skill in life was sewing, which was what gave her the money to escape the farm life. In Los Angeles she slowly builds a reputation as a fine seamstress. She marries, has another child, and life seems perfect until one day a knock on her door reveals the past she thought she left behind.

Although it takes place in another time, the only historical details I picked up on where the changing styles of women’s fashion. Nell is very much her own modern woman and this story could’ve easily taken place today as well as 100 years ago. The ending didn’t tie things up and I didn’t have a good sense of closure. But Nell is interesting and I enjoyed this tale about her.

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