The Pattern Artist
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The Pattern Artist


English housemaid Annie Wood arrives in New York in 1911. On her own for the first time working as a Macy’s sewing department clerk, Annie catches the eye of a salesman at the Butterick Pattern Company. Through determination, hard work, and God’s leading, Annie discovers a hidden gift: she is a talented fashion designer—an artist of the highest degree. As she runs from ghosts of the past and focuses on the future, Annie enters a creative world that takes her to the fashion houses of Paris and into a life of adventure, purpose, and love.

Title:The Pattern Artist
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:305 pages

    The Pattern Artist Reviews

  • Olivia
    Oct 14, 2016

    I was interested in giving this author another try as I didn't finish one book that I started by her. The first half of this book took me awhile to get into as it didn't grasp my attention. Everything...

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Dec 04, 2016

    About this book:“Can a lowly housemaid realize her own American dream? Born into a life of hard work, English housemaid Annie Wood arrives in New York City in 1911 with her wealthy mistress. Wide-ey...

  • Julie Carpenter
    Mar 09, 2017

    I'm torn on this book. There were many aspects that I enjoyed reading. I enjoyed several of the historical aspects. I liked the time period and the setting. I liked the characters. But there were mome...

  • Carole Jarvis
    Jan 09, 2017

    Reviewed at The Power of Words:’s been a while since I’ve read a Nancy Moser novel - two that I remember greatly enjoying being the contemporary stories The Seat Beside Me ...

  • Karen
    Oct 05, 2016

    An interesting story of a young woman who comes to America as a housemaid, and finds her dreams fulfilled in ways she never imagined. This could be subtitled, "Annie's Adventures", as her life certain...

  • Micaiah
    Jan 29, 2017

    I ended up putting this one down. It didn't hold my interest very well, and I didn't feel for the main character. I was really shocked and sort of frustrated when my favorite character suddenly...died...

  • Amy
    Sep 18, 2016

    2.5 stars (Average). I had high hopes for this story based on its premise, and it did hold my interest enough to keep reading it, but it could have been so much more.My full review will be posted on F...

  • Kristina
    Nov 28, 2016

    The Pattern Artist by Nancy Moser shows how one young woman can make her dreams come true. It is 1911 and Annie Wood has traveled to New York City with her employers, Lady Newley and her daughter, Hen...

  • Denise
    Feb 25, 2017

    I believe this is my very first in the "Christian Fiction" genre. I see the appeal of a nice clean read with a spiritual bent. I "liked" the story and would have rated this book higher if I had admire...

  • Elodie (Readable Mlange)
    Dec 14, 2016

    I really, really liked The Pattern Artist. It was well-written, with entertaining characters, and it was a refreshing change from the uber-serious Christian romances I usually end up reading. The plot...