Other than the phrase, "Off with her head," I'm not at all familiar with Marie Antoinette or the time period in which she lived. The Seamstress, by Allison Pittman, first appealed to me because of the cover. Then the title. I started reading it and had a hard time getting into it for the first few chapters, due to the era and area in which it takes place. After about fifty pages I was hooked. I'm so glad I stayed with this one. This is the story of Marie (sort of) told by the perspective of her seamstress, a woman who was beheaded shortly after the Queen. I'm not familiar with A Tale of Two Cities either, we must have skipped that one in my high school lit classes. Since I went into this book blindly my review is from someone knowing nothing about the subjects it's written about. And I really enjoyed the book. The sisters lives twist and turn, there are villains and heroes. Redemption and true love.
This 450 page volume was worth every hour I spent reading it. Well written and thought provoking.
This book provided for review by Tyndale.