Friday, June 13, 2014

"The Hatmaker's Heart" by Carla Stewart

About this book:

  “For Nell Marchwold, bliss is seeing the transformation when someone gets a glimpse in the mirror while wearing one of her creations and feels beautiful. Nell has always strived to create hats that bring out a woman's best qualities. She knows she's fortunate to have landed a job as an apprentice designer at the prominent Oscar Fields Millinery in New York City. Yet when Nell's fresh designs begin to catch on, her boss holds her back from the limelight, claiming the stutter she's had since childhood reflects poorly on her and his salon.
   But it seems Nell's gift won't be hidden by Oscar's efforts. Soon an up-and-coming fashion designer is seeking her out as a partner of his 1922 collection. The publicity leads to an opportunity for Nell to make hats in London for a royal wedding. There, she sees her childhood friend, Quentin, and an unexpected spark kindles between them. But thanks to her success, Oscar is determined to keep her. As her heart tugs in two directions, Nell must decide what she is willing to sacrifice for her dream, and what her dream truly is.

 Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Proverbs 31 is written on a sampler Nell’s Grandmother made and a few of the Scriptures are quoted; Nell goes to Church and Mass; When Christmas comes Felice explains that they “leave a place for the Madonna and Christ child.” And that it would bring dishonor on their family to not leave a place; Prayers are said but not written. {This book has a light Christian feel to it.}   

Negative Content- Minor Cussing including: a ‘crummy’, a ‘swanky’, a ‘darn’ and two ‘shoddy’s; People (Many ladies, as well) smoke cigarettes; People drink alcohol and illegal liquor which later results in Hangovers; Nell has a (semi-detailed) flash-back of her grandfather killing her grandmother (Nell was in the next room over).  

Sexual Content- Nell’s roommates, Jeanette and Greta, say ‘“What Jeanette is trying to say is that Mr. Fields is stringing you along, making grand promises when what he’s really interested in is what you’re willing to do for him” She tilted her head and gave a coy smile’, Nell says she would never and makes sure her roommate didn’t do it (The roommate says she was “this close”); Nell walks in on a couple having an affair (semi-detailed).

-Nell Marchwood

                                         P.O.V. of Nell
                                              Set in 1922 & 1923
                                                        299 pages

 Pre & New Teens-

Early High School Teens-
(and a half)

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating-

I did not like “Sweet Dreams” {I never posted the review on here} by this author, but I thought I would try her new book. The beginning of the book fine {Actually, I found it to be a bit boring for a book set in the Roaring 20s.} but as I got deeper in to the book more Negative & Sexual stuff pops up with a very Sexual part very near the end. This book has sealed the deal for me not to try to read any more of Carla Steward’s books.

See y'all on Monday with another review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Faith Words) for this review.


  1. Aw what a bummer that you didn't enjoy it! I loved this one!

    1. It was okay up to the point of all the Sexual content. :/
      Have a wonderfully Blessed week!