The Forgotten Seamstress

  • by Liz Trenow
  • Narrated by Anne Flosnik
  • 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A shy girl with no family, Maria knows she's lucky to have landed in the sewing room of the royal household. Before World War I casts its shadow, she catches the eye of the Prince of Wales, a glamorous and intense gentleman. But her life takes a far darker turn, and soon all she has left is a fantastical story about her time at Buckingham Palace.
Decades later, Caroline Meadows discovers a beautiful quilt in her mother's attic. When she can't figure out the meaning of the message embroidered into its lining, she embarks on a quest to reveal its mystery, a puzzle that only seems to grow more important to her own heart. As Caroline pieces together the secret history of the quilt, she comes closer and closer to the truth about Maria.
Pause-resistant and heartbreaking, The Forgotten Seamstress weaves together past and present in an unforgettable journey.

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What the Critics Say

"The two narratives are seamlessly woven together, forming a heartrending tapestry of tragedy and resilience." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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I enjoyed listening to this book

I found the story captivating (and unfortunately, entirely plausible). The writer wove many time periods into the tale without creating a convoluted mess. I also appreciated how the narrator gave distinct personalities to the 3 primary characters.
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- SusanKC "I'm a busy stay at home Mom, with an adolescent "special needs" kiddo & my husband with MS. I love gardening, cooking, reading, and hand crafts. Being able to listen to a book while I'm doing other things (including dreadful things like housekeeping) is heavenly!"

A wonderful, touching, riveting story.

What did you love best about The Forgotten Seamstress?

This book has everything - romance, mystery, action and was very nicely delivered by the narrator.


What did you like best about this story?

The story takes you along without a hitch - going effortlessly from one character to the other. If you like sewing, fabrics, quilting, etc. this is the book for you. The fabric descriptions are graphic and pleasant - historically interesting.


Which scene was your favorite?

I especially like the scene where she recovers the quilt from the vagrant.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have listened in one sitting if it had been possible - but taking it in several segments worked fine.


Any additional comments?

This is a lovely story which is greatly enhanced by the wonderful reader - I enjoyed it more than I can describe.

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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio