Saturday, March 23, 2013

Welcome to my page for my exciting new book, The Seamstress of Jamestown! 
 It will be released soon by WinePress Publishing LLC.

Book Summary
The Seamstress of Jamestown
Barbara Hettwer

Readers will be captivated from the start as they learn about Emma Randall, a woman of strong character born in 1849. Emma, an aristocratic young woman from the East Coast, trades a clean, sophisticated life in a loving family with servants for a life of grime, roughness, work, and loneliness while she braves the West on her own. Once her heart is sure of a path, she faces it with determination and courage. In Jamestown, California, Emma searches to find employment and finally succeeds as a seamstress—developing a successful business with ten employees—which in turn is snatched out of her hands. As a result, she struggles with depression but eventually begins again, as a teacher at her own young ladies’ academy. Emma marries a rugged but well-educated livery stable owner. They have five children and support each other through life’s ups and downs. She is matured and refined through every hardship she encounters. Emma struggles with disappointment and confusion, but reaches into the depths of her soul to accept the events she cannot change, and becomes a blessing to Jamestown and her family.