Colette Book Club Discussion: The Forgotten Seamstress
I hope you enjoyed reading The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow. I read this novel in one sitting on a cross-country flight. I was tired, and emotional, and I have to confess that I cried a little at the sad parts (especially when Caroline’s mom has to move out of her home). I’m really excited to discus the book with you guys! If you haven’t finished it, you can still join in the chat, but the end will probably get spoiled for you.
1) What did you think of the book?
2) If you found out that you might be descended from royalty, how would you react? Would you try to claim your place or would you keep it a secret?
3) This book deals with risk and security. Maria knows that she’s risking her job when she has an affair with a man she can never marry—but she ends up losing much more than that. When Caroline loses her steady banking job, she starts a risky but fulfilling career as an interior designer. If you took a risk, what would it be?
5) Have you read Liz Trenow’s other book about silk, The Last Telegram? Would you recommend it? By the way, if you like Liz Trenow, there’s good news: she’s writing another novel about the silk trade, and it comes out in 2017!