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Y review which is my honest and unbiased opinion God of heaven see me now France is on the brink of a revolution while two orphaned cousins are rescued by a man of faith and unprecedented generosity As Renee And Laurette Grow Into Lovely Young and Laurette grow into lovely young their paths seem destined to ither flourish in the idyllic village of Mouton Blanc where sheep produce fine wool and the air is crisp and clean or to diverge into a place where dreams are made only to be forever lost in the middle of a nation s nightmareRenee s natural talents as *a seamtress provide her with a life changing opportunity while Laurette s *seamtress provide her with a life changing opportunity while Laurette s for significance lead her down the path of a prodigal One man loves them both the one who has provided them with food and shelter for much of their young lives a mentor guardian of sorts with wisdom far beyond his years Emile Gangon As the years go by Gangon s steady influence and unconditional love provide a haven of memories for one woman and a home to return to for another grant me dreams to sleep in peace The beautiful word flow in this story is Nearly Impossible To Describe It impossible to describe it a story that is deep but not heavy sweeping alongside characters who might think that they are forgettable but they re not Beautifully woven tale about two orphaned cousins that are taken in by a sheep farmer in late 1700s France It s a time of uprising against the monarchy The two cousins Laurette and Renee follow different paths Their story parallels the revolution taking place in France and the life of ueen Marie Antoinette A sad storybut a very moving one It really brings the French Revolution to life The Seamstress is a study in nostalgia carefully voking a classic while stablishing itself as a classic in its own right Deftly and intelligently nodding to its magnanimous source material A Tale of Two Cities it remains confident as its own Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) entity Appealingually to Dickensian readers and the uninitiated The Seamstress is a lush moving and brilliantly sewn world The thinking reader s inspirational read it is at once rich beguiling and accessibly readable Its aftertaste will spoil you for any other story for a long long while This book I am still thinking about it its characters and the decisions they made That my friends is the sign of a well written book in my opinion The Seamstress by Allison Pittman is truly a masterpiece and the story is pic Ms Pittman s writing is phenomenal It is set during the French Revolution with nods to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and Les Miserables by Victor Hugo I love the lessons Ms Pittman includes on faith and life in general She sh. Ft whispering secrets and dreams in this time of waning innocence and peaceIt is the worst of times Paris groans with a restlessness that can no longer be contained within its city streets Hunger and hatred fuel her people Violence seeps into the ornate halls of Versailles Even Gagnon’s table in the uiet village of Mouton Blanc bears witness to the rumbles of rebellion where Marcel Moreau mbodies its voice and heartIt is the story that. Oh mythis book is outstandingCertain to remain one of my all time favorites this pic novel and its characters will haunt the reader long after the my all time favorites this pic novel and its characters will haunt the reader long after the page has been read MsPittman as a new to me author blew me away with her beautiful prose that masterfully told *a story set amidst the turbulent times surrounding the French Revolution Giving a nod to Charles Dicken s Tale of *story set amidst the turbulent times surrounding the French Revolution Giving a nod to Charles Dicken s Tale of Cities Ms Pittman has crafted a story with memorable characters who face the harsh realities of the time with courage The clectic cast of characters displayed both weakness and strength that is part of human nature as they fought for survival loyalty and love during this difficult time Faith threads of forgiveness and grace are woven throughout I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Netgalley and the authorpublisher through CelebrateLit I was not reuired to write a review All opinions xpressed are my own This book went on my TBR as soon as I finished reading the first line of the description I knew xactly which cameo character the description was referring to despite having no recollection that said character had mentioned she was a seamstress in Dickens tale and I wanted To Know Her Story know her story meant that I also knew a major spoiler about the nd of this novel before I Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries even began but in the hands of a skilled story teller like Allison Pittman that becomes irrelevant It s the journey that counts and this one wasvery bit as ngrossing as I hoped it would beThe story is told from the point of view of two orphaned cousins Ren and Laurette who watch the revolution unfold from two very different perspectives Ren from the gilded halls of Versailles and Laurette from the increasingly poverty stricken countryside where lack of food and mployment are driving people to desperation and madness Both worlds were vividly and authentically rendered in all their complexities and I loved the way they contrasted ach other one having all the appearance of wealth but little happiness and the other struggling with so little yet often showcasing the generosity and strength of the human spirit In fact all those contrasts mentioned in Dickens well known opening permeate this story We see the best and worst of human nature wisdom and foolishness and their nd devout belief and incredulity at war with one another Light piercing the Darkness the consolation of hope in the face of despair and just as in A Tale of Two Cities a bittersweet nd uite simply a masterly and deeply moving readI received a copy of this novel from the publisher This has not influenced the content of A story that breathes life into the cameo character from Dickens' classic A Tale of Two CitiesFrance 1788It is the best of times On a tranuil farm nestled in the French countryside two orphaned cousins―Renée and Laurette―have been raised under the caring guardianship of young Émile Gagnon the last of a once prosperous family No longer starving girls Laurette and Renée now spend days tending Gagnon's sheep and nights in their cozy lo. ,

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Ows through her writing that there are good and bad men among both the rich and the poor and all are ual in The Eyes Of God There eyes of God There a crucial decision that a character must make regarding whether one must be loyal first to God or to one s country I am still thinking about that decision and its implications Bravo Ms Pittman for writing such an incredible read that will surely make my top ten list for the yearContent This is definitely a Helpmate edgy Christian fiction book I give it a PG 13 rating Somexamples of the content are a man gets drunk a lot talk of a woman s figure mention of alcohol a woman is called a whore and accused of having too much sex a man swears but the word isn t actually written there s a scene leading up to a couple having sex the word bastard IS USED A COUPLE THAT IS NOT MARRIED SHARES used a couple that is not married shares same bed a man tries to rape a woman there is gore related to the violence of the RevolutionRating I give this book five starsGenre Christian fiction Historical RomanceI want to thank Tyndale House Publishers and Allison Pittman for the complimentary copy of this book for review I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I xpress in this review are my own This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s CFR 16 Part 255 Destined to be a classic in its own right The Seamstress is verything I love about historical fiction The robust characters not only interact with real and pivotal vents but they mbody the attitudes of the day in ways that are accessible for the modern reader Pitman s power of language drew me deep into revolutionary France and her accurate and sensitive portrayal of the turmoil arned my undying respect The drew me deep into revolutionary France and her accurate and sensitive portrayal of the turmoil arned my undying respect The is an intricate tapestry hemmed in truth and grace A masterpiece This is beautiful Heartbreakingly beautiful Do you think that it will seem long to me while I wait for her in the better land It cannot be my child there is no time there and no trouble there Glory this novel is stunning Set amid the tumultuous French Revolution The Seamstress is unabashedly profound and yet crafted with such care that I relished very heartrending word until the very last one Through the lives of vibrant and genuine characters notes of love faith and loyalty rise from its pages all striking with one unanimous chord of courage Allison Pittman has woven a novel that fortifies the spirit brick by brick so that as a nation is broken and transformed so takes new shape yet another landscape the reader s heart The Seamstress is an absolute masterpiece with all the makings of a classic and is one of the finest novels I have ver read. Has never been toldIn one night the best and worst of fate collide A chance ncounter with a fashionable woman will bring Renée’s sewing skills to light and secure a place in the court of ueen Marie Antoinette An act of reckless passion will throw Laurette into the arms of the increasingly militant Marcel And Gagnon steadfast in his faith in God and country can only watch as those he loves march straight into the heart of the revolution. .
The Seamstress