Julietta enjoys flirting with boys and wishes she were American rather than an immigrant from southern Italy. Annamaria, from another town in the same area, is serious and devout, resigned to being the family drudge. Luciana, f�ted only child of the Count of Roma until his recent assassination, now goes in fear for her life, especially after glimpsing the anarchist near the shabby Boston tenement she and her grandmother now occupy. The three young women meet and share confidences over their work at Madame Fortier�s, the exclusive gownmaker whose most important client is the formidable Mrs. Quinn. Each girl battles prejudice in her own way, helping her family adapt and merge into the great American melting pot of cultures. Mitchell�s inspirational historical romance, set in 1918, skillfully contrasts the girls� traditional Italian-Catholic upbringing and the bustling, exuberant American lifestyle they crave, using the Great War and Spanish influenza pandemic as an effective backdrop to the young women�s first important steps in self-awareness on the way to adulthood. --Lynne Welch
From the Back Cover
In 1918 Boston, three seamstresses dare to dream of a better life.FIERY
Julietta pursues love recklessly.SHY
Annamaria falls for the wrong man.SECRETIVE
Luciana's past endangers them all.
Drawn together amid the opulence of Madame Fortier's dress shop, will each find the faity-tale ending she seeks?
"Fans of Irish Meadows
will not be disappointed in this follow-up, which renders a skillful mix of tense family drama, historical romance, and memorable characters that will stay with readers. "--Library Journal