Saturday, June 7, 2014
Litfuse Review: The Hatmakers Heart by:Carla Stewart
About the Book:
For Nell Marchwold, bliss is seeing the transformation when someone gets a glimpse in the mirror while wearing one of her creations and feels beautiful. Nell has always strived to create hats that bring out a woman's best qualities. She knows she's fortunate to have landed a job as an apprentice designer at the prominent Oscar Fields Millinery in New York City. Yet when Nell's fresh designs begin to catch on, her boss holds her back from the limelight, claiming the stutter she's had since childhood reflects poorly on her and his salon.
But it seems Nell's gift won't be hidden by Oscar's efforts. Soon an up-and-coming fashion designer is seeking her out as a partner of his 1922 collection. The publicity leads to an opportunity for Nell to make hats in London for a royal wedding. There, she sees her childhood friend, Quentin, and an unexpected spark kindles between them. But thanks to her success, Oscar is determined to keep her. As her heart tugs in two directions, Nell must decide what she is willing to sacrifice for her dream, and what her dream truly is.
About the Author:
Carla Stewart's writing reflects her passion for times gone by. Carla launched her writing career in 2002 when she received the coveted invitation to attend the Guidepost's Writers Workshop in Rye, New York. Since then, her articles have appeared in Guideposts, Angels on Earth, Saddle Baron, and Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine.
Her debut novel, Chasing Lilacs, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, was an Oklahoma Book Award Finalist, the trophy winner for the 2011 Best Fiction Book for Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. and received 2nd place honors in RWA's Inspirational Readers Choice Award for 2011. Carla loves to hear from readers and invites you to contact her and learn more about her writing at www.carlastewart.com.
Nell Marchwold, enjoys making new creations for women to enjoy.Women find her hats to be beautiful and they make the lady wearing the hat feel better about herself. Everyone tells her she should go into business for herself, but she finds comfort staying right where she is. She also has a stutter that her boss says will be her downfall. So because of this, she doesnt bother ever trying to better herself.
But soon the unexpected happens, an up and coming fashion designer sparks some interest in her wildly known hats. And now after all she has gone through in her life, it seems her dreams may finally come true. That is until her boss decides she must stay with him in her current job. Will Nell succumb to being held back her entire life or will she run for gold?
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.