The Hatmakers Heart by Carla Stewart was an enjoyable book to read. In this historical fiction book you get to know Nell as she designs hats and starts to make it big. There were parts of this book that I really didn’t care for and there were characters that I couldn’t stand in the least. But even with those things I still didn’t put this book down until it was finished. I felt bad for Nell because of her speech and how people treated her. She did at times make me smile and I can’t wait until the next book in the series so I can find out what happens with some of the other characters. If you love historical fiction than give this book a shot because you may enjoy it.
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 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.
About The Author
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!).