‘The Seamstress’ Brings the French Revolution to Life

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MONICA READS, By Monica Drahonovsky

The Seamstress
By Allison Pittman

Monica Drahonovsky

Author Allison Pittman was an English teacher.  Her love of history, her excellent command of the language and her ability to weave an intricate scene make the French Revolution in 1783 come to life in The Seamstress.

It is personal, too big to comprehend and so colorful.  Yes, this is a very good book to read and enjoy. 

The plight of the very poor and the plight of the very rich collide and become the focal entry into a time that was precarious at the very least and too grand at the very worst.

You will probably change sides a few times as I did. Then maybe even feel compelled to look to God for answers and safe haven as do the characters she has so graciously introduced to us to. 

If you have any interest in this era, you will love reading this book.  The characters are unforgettable, lovable and also easy to hate.

You will cry.  You will be disgusted.  You will be delighted.   You will not want to skip a page.  You do not want to miss this one.

It is at your library and it is waiting for you.

Monica Drahonovsky reviews books for InDepthNH.org. Monica is known for her love of history and her lifelong love for reading. She has a bachelor’s degree in History, with a minor in English. “My years of reading for leisure and pleasure have given me the insight to read a book and analyze the author’s baggage, cargo and ability to write the language of his/her mind and utilize the gift of prose to educate and entertain the reader. Go get a book, read it and enjoy the adventure.” Contact Monica at mawest@tds.net

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