*** The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

The Dressmaker stars a young woman who returns to the small Australian town where she was raised because her mother is ill. As the story unfolds she creates gorgeous dresses for the locals and we learn, slowly, why she and her mother are pariahs. The ending was too over the top for me but I very much enjoyed the story, including a delightful police officer who steps in many times to help the heroine and her mother — and cross-dresses in the safety of his own house.

You don’t need to know anything about sewing to enjoy the story.



Filed under New fiction

2 responses to “*** The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

  1. This looks like a good book for Lauren, who does know a few things about sewing. Maybe not the tale of her relationship with her mother though.

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