I’LL just read a couple of pages, I told myself … and I put the book down 300 pages later.
You’ll start out in Madrid and then flee with Sira to Morocco and back. All the while the world is in turmoil, being 1935, and so is her life.
A seamstress of ordinary beginnings, Sira’s tale is one of an incredible journey, following one man for love and then finding herself thrown into the midst of the rich, daring, political and deadly.
It’s a beautiful story, without being too soppy or sappy, about love and betrayal, strength, courage and loyalty.
There is, of course, mystery, civil war, world war, amazing costumes, planes, trains, cars and chases.
But the success of this story is in that Maria Duenas is a real storyteller.
This is not just a novel to read, it’s one to immerse yourself in, to look up and wonder at the fact you’re ensconced in your favourite chair and not at a windowsill overlooking the heat and bustle of a souq.
The Seamstress is captivating and thoroughly enjoyable. + Get your discounted copy of The Seamstress using the coupon below