" The slogan of the store--"unruffled, unveiled, unstoppable women"--is a perfect descriptor for the tenacious religious feminists who here pursue the American Dream. "<br> -Publishers Weekly<br> <br> The American Dream thrives in 1912 New York City <br> <br> Annie Wood, the housemaid-turned-pattern designer in The Pattern Artist, jumps at the chance to design her own clothing line when a wealthy New York couple offers to finance her endeavor. Joining the project is Annie's new husband, Sean Culver, her best friend at Butterick, Maude Nascato, and a mother figure, Edna Holmquist.<br> <br> Annie and her colleagues give up their careers, risking everything to follow a shared passion: clothes that are both fashionable and functional for modern, busy women in 1912.<br> <br> Personal and financial setbacks test old relationships and new romances while threatening to keep the business from ever selling a single dress. No one said it would be easy. But the promise of the American Dream holds a deep hope for those who work hard, trust God, and never give up.