Book Title: The Forgotten Seamstress
“Liz Trenow sews together the strands of past and present as delicately as the exquisite stitching on the quilt that forms the centerpiece of the story.”—Lucinda Riley, author of The Orchid House
She Kept Her Secret for a Lifetime…
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.
Page-turning and heartbreaking, The Forgotten Seamstress weaves together past and present in an unforgettable journey.
Trenow collaborated with internationally acknowledged quilter Lynne Edwards to ensure the quilting details were accurate. Edwards also created instructions for readers who want to make the quilt featured in the novel. You can even get free quilt printables here – How to Make Maria’s Quilt.