The publishers of Jennifer Chiaverini’s newest book, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, asked if I would review her yet to be released novel. Of course my answer was, yes!, and that I would host a giveaway, too.
Here’s a quote from the publishers-
In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. She earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion. In her sweeping historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln’s days.
You may notice that Jennifer Chiaverini has departed from her bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series to debut her first stand alone novel with Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker. As a fan of historical fiction, I’m looking forward to reading this. Stay tuned for my review!
Over the next 2 weeks, I will be posting excerpts from a terrific Q&A with Jennifer about her research and how she first came to learn of Elizabeth’s story. In the meantime, if you would like to win this advance copy of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, leave a comment about your sewing or crafting journey, ( i.e. “were you a dressmaker before you were a quilt maker?” ) on this post before midnight CST January 14, 2013 and I will draw the winner by random generator January 15, 2013.
Thanks! 🙂 Linda