Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Dressmaker/Kate Alcott/306 pgs.
Tess is provided passage on the Titanic by the famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon. Lady Duff Gordon is everything Tess aspires to be in America--a successful designer. However, as the Titanic is sinking, choices are made, and the aftermath follows the survivors to America. Tess is torn between her loyalty to Lady Duff Gordon, and what the newspapers are reporting. The book grabs one initially, but then somewhat stalls--especially in Tess's indecisiveness between two suitors. In spite of this, I would recommend this book. It's an interesting fictionalized account of the some of the Titanic survivors.