The Hatmaker’s Heart by Carla Stewart

 The Hatmaker’s Heart

by Carla Stewart

The Hatmaker's Heart


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 stammer 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.

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I really like Nell Marchwold and the hats she makes are adorable! Nell feels she is really going to shine as a hatmaking star under the supervision of Oscar Fields as she works at his Millinery in New York City! But as customers started to ask for Nell, enjoying her creations, Oscar had to make sure she knew what her place was in his company, and that was working under him, and her designs would be Oscar Fields designs.

I really didn’t like Oscar Fields, he was such a jerk and was out for the money! And Nell just needed to stand up for herself around him, but then she was afraid for her job. I did so much enjoy the hats Nell made, they were such detailed, and it was interesting to find out where she got the different designs and ideas that she had. Someone with her skills and talents was sure to prosper during those historical times when the fancy hats were made to match the fancy gowns of the rich and famous. But it is sad that money always gets in the way. I always want to figure out why the title of a book is what it is, and in The Hatmaker’s Heart I found the reason so very heartwarming, and it made me admire Nell even more! And you will just have to read the book, so hopefully no one will give it away in a review! I so hate spoilers, so you will not get one from me!

I received this book from Litfuseto read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.


Carla Stewart

Carla Stewart is the award-winning author of four novels. With a passion for times gone by, it is her desire to take readers back to that warm, familiar place in their hearts called “home.” She and her husband live in Tulsa and have four adult sons and six grandchildren (with one on the way!). Learn more about at

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