Harper Albright has pinned all her hopes on a future in fashion design. But when it comes crashing down around her, she returns home to Fairhope, Alabama, and to Millie, the woman who first taught her to sew. As she rethinks her own future, secrets long hidden about Millie’s past are brought to light.
In 1946, Millie Middleton boarded a train and left Charleston to keep half of her heritage hidden. She carried with her two heirloom buttons and the dream of owning a dress store. She never expected to meet a charming train jumper who changed her life forever . . . and led her yet again to a heartbreaking choice about which heritage would define her future.
Now, together, Harper and Millie return to Charleston and the man who may hold the answers they seek . . . and a chance at the dress shop they’ve both dreamed of. But it’s not until all appears lost that they see the unexpected ways to mend what frayed between the seams.
A copy of this book was received for review via Bethany House Publishers. In no way has this influenced the review. The opinions expressed in this review are of the reviewer only.
A time slip novel that grips your heart! The Dress Shop on King Street is a story of love, adversity and family. It weaves through the past and present, hopes dashed and dreams restored, love lost and found. Secrets and surprises are hidden among the pages and revealed at just the right moment. Although an emotionally deep read, it’s engaging and keeps you wanting more. The details from antique buttons, lace and embroidery to the setting in Charleston, South Carolina – all pull you in to a charming literary style tale that holds you captive until the last page!