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The Dressmaker's Dowry

(2017)
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For listeners of Lucinda Riley, Sarah Jio, or Susan Meissner, this gripping historical debut novel tells the story of two women: one an immigrant seamstress who disappears from San Francisco's gritty streets in 1876 and the other a young woman in the present day who must delve into the secrets of her husband's wealthy family only to discover that she and the missing dressmaker might be connected in unexpected ways.

An exquisite ring, passed down through generations, connects two women who learn that love is a choice, and forgiveness is the key to freedom.

San Francisco: 1876

Immigrant dressmakers Hannelore Schaeffer and Margaret O'Brien struggle to provide food for their siblings while mending delicate clothing for the city's most affluent ladies. When wealthy Lucas Havensworth enters the shop, Hanna's future is altered forever. With Margaret's encouragement and the power of a borrowed green dress, Hanna dares to see herself as worthy of him. Then Margaret disappears, and Hanna turns to Lucas. Braving the gritty streets of the Barbary Coast and daring to enter the mansions of Nob Hill, Hanna stumbles upon Margaret's fate, forcing her to make a devastating decision - one that will echo through the generations.

San Francisco: Present Day

In her elegant Marina apartment overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, Sarah Havensworth struggles to complete the novel she quit her job for. Afraid to tell her husband of her writer's block, Sarah is also hiding a darker secret - one that has haunted her for 14 years. Then a news headline from 1876 sparks inspiration: "Missing Dressmakers Believed to be Murdered". Compelled to discover what happened to Hannelore and Margaret, Sarah returns to her roots as a journalist. Will her beautiful heirloom engagement ring uncover a connection to Hanna Schaeffer?

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Meredith Jaeger deftly intertwines two tales of love and loyalty and the vast lengths to which some will go to protect those they hold dear. A compelling debut novel that sent me racing to its final, revealing pages." - Kristina McMorris

"In this deliciously satisfying tale of love and resilience, Meredith Jaeger sweeps us into nineteenth century San Francisco, painting harrowing images of poverty alongside excesses of wealth, weaving a multi-generational novel impossible to put down." - Lori Nelson Spielman


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Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dressmaker's Dowry (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Meredith Jaeger
ISBN: 1-4104-9933-2 / 978-1-4104-9933-2 (USA edition)
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dressmaker's Dowry: A Novel
Author(s): Meredith Jaeger
ISBN: 0-06-246983-5 / 978-0-06-246983-0 (USA edition)
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dressmaker's Dowry Lib/E
Author(s): Meredith Jaeger
ISBN: 1-4708-5456-2 / 978-1-4708-5456-0 (USA edition)
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dressmaker's Dowry: A Novel
Author(s): Meredith Jaeger
ISBN: 1-4708-5455-4 / 978-1-4708-5455-3 (USA edition)
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Title: The Dressmaker's Dowry: A Novel
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Title: The Dressmaker's Dowry: A Novel
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February 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dressmaker's Dowry: A Novel
Author(s): Meredith Jaeger
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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