The Pattern Artist
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The Pattern Artist


English housemaid Annie Wood arrives in New York in 1911. On her own for the first time working as a Macy’s sewing department clerk, Annie catches the eye of a salesman at the Butterick Pattern Company. Through determination, hard work, and God’s leading, Annie discovers a hidden gift: she is a talented fashion designer—an artist of the highest degree. As she runs from ghosts of the past and focuses on the future, Annie enters a creative world that takes her to the fashion houses of Paris and into a life of adventure, purpose, and love.

Title:The Pattern Artist
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:305 pages

    The Pattern Artist Reviews

  • Carole Jarvis
    Jan 09, 2017

    Reviewed at The Power of Words:’s been a while since I’ve read a Nancy Moser novel - two that I remember greatly enjoying being the contemporary stories The Seat Beside Me ...

  • Micaiah
    Apr 18, 2017

    I ended up putting this one down. It didn't hold my interest very well, and I didn't feel for the main character. I was really shocked and sort of frustrated when my favorite character suddenly...died...

  • Laura Ayers
    Apr 10, 2017

    The Pattern Artist is a delightful read about Annie Wood, a servant girl from London, who comes to NYC as a maid. She is an excellent seamstress, and is often called to help fancy up the ladies' dress...

  • Rachael
    Apr 05, 2017

    This was a very enjoyable read. I loved the characters, the history was fascinating with well done research, and the strong faith theme was masterful woven right into the fabric of this story. The fac...

  • Joy
    Mar 12, 2017

    I loved this story...reading about Annie's love of fabric and her journey in finding it was a God given gift left me feeling good after finishing the book. Traveling with her family to America at age ...

  • Jennifer Lara
    Apr 14, 2017

    The Pattern Artist by Nancy Moser is the story of one woman’s dream to make her life better than what she lived before. Annie Wood is a housemaid for a wealthy English family. She has dreams of beco...

  • Debra Slonek
    Dec 06, 2016

    Part adventure and part love story, this book was filled with well-developed characters, warm friendships and realistic relationships. This was Annie's story. Instead of dwelling on her difficult and ...

  • Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
    Apr 11, 2017

    It has been a couple of years since I read a novel by Nancy Moser and in that time I had forgotten just how compelling her stories could be. The Pattern Artist is about a young housemaid with a talent...

  • Susan Snodgrass
    Dec 02, 2016

    The Pattern Artist tells the story of a young immigrant woman, Annie Wood, who comes to America as a housemaid to an aristocratic British family. When she discovers she will never be more than a house...

  • Barbara
    Dec 30, 2016

    This was one of my favorite books of 2016. Nancy Moser has a talent for mixing historical details that give the flavor of the time with fiction to create a beautiful historical fiction novel. Annie, t...

About Nancy Moser

Nancy Moser

Nancy Moser is the award-winning author of twenty-nine inspirational novels that focus on discovering our unique purpose. Her genres include both contemporary and historical stories.  Her latest historical novels are the Downton Abbey-inspired Manor House Series:"Love of the Summerfields", "Bride of the Summerfields", and "Rise of the Summerfields."  Also new is "The Pattern Artist" about Macy's a