Carla Stewart‘s latest novel, The Hatmaker’s Heart is already a favorite with her readers.
Carla is celebrating the release with a fun Jazzy Hatmaker’s Heart giveaway!!!
***My review is my own personal opinion.***
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 stammer 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.
Carla Stewart is the award-winning author of four novels. With a passion for times gone by, it is her desire to take readers back to that warm, familiar place in their hearts called “home.” She and her husband live in Tulsa and have four adult sons and six grandchildren (with one on the way!).
Find out more about Carla at http://www.carlastewart.com.
The 20’s is one of my fave periods of history to read about in fiction, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of The Hatmaker’s Heart!
First I have to take a minute to gush over the absolutely luscious cover….I just adore it!!! Very pretty and very interesting and perfectly suited to the story.
When I first met Nell, she was in a bit of a predicament…her boss had just fired a co-worker and summoned Nell to his office. I found myself easily empathizing with this character from the beginning. The character development and journey in this story is absolutely wonderful…I don’t want to give away too much, so I’ll just say that I was thrilled to walk every bit of the way with Nell!
This is a wonderful story of following your dreams and working hard to reach for your goals. It’s a story of discovering your own self-worth and bringing out the best in others. It’s romantic and fun and I highly recommend you pick up a copy today!!!
*****5/5 STARS- LOVE LOVE LOVE IT; GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****