Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

Written by:
Jennifer Chiaverini
Narrated by:
Christina Moore

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2013
14 hours 2 minutes
New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini has a gift for transporting listeners into the past for riveting explorations of how seemingly ordinary women overcome extraordinary circumstances. In this departure from her beloved Elm Creek Quilts series, Chiaverini weaves a historical fiction tale profiling the life of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who would become a dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln. A character largely forgotten to history, Keckley blossoms under Chiaverini's masterful writing.
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Yolanda Holly

An inside glimpse into the White House during Lincoln's administration. A compelling story of trials and tribulations of the first Families during the most difficult times in our history. An eye opener. History presented from a "colored" woman's perspective who was not only Mrs.Lincoln's dress maker, but a woman who sincerely cared for Mrs. Lincoln and was regarded as a friend. Fine reading, indeed.

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Char S.

Char-Pennsylvania This was my 1st audiobook and I was so very much impressed with it. I’m now going to start with my 2nd one.

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Patricia B.

This is a excellent history lesson. This book brings life into history's most turbulent time and this book should be part of teaching American history.

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sheresa riley

This was a wonderful book. I loved it

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Patrick M.

This was my first book by this author. I really enjoyed this one. Crammed through of so much history while bringing to life the story of this amazing woman. I highly recommend this one

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An interesting perspective of the Lincoln presidency through the eyes of the dressmaker who became a friend of Mary Todd Lincoln of whom much has been written.

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Loved this book.

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Dena M.

I didn’t finish it. Read like a nonfiction history book. No plot. Narrator was good though.

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Suzi G.

I tried REALLY hard to overlook modern injections of racism, but from the first freakin CHAPTER, the modern racial viewpoint is injected. Having READ actual slave accounts of this time, this book is like an alien world!! This should be considered a COMPLETE fictionalized account. Shame on the writer for such blatant modern revisionism!!

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Julyetta C.

What did you think?

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Carmen H.

Very balanced, historical story; enjoyed the detail and complete timeline of her life. I would have loved to meet her and count her as a friend in my life today !

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Helen H.

Narrator was excellent. Very enjoyable listening.

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Stephanie K.

Read more as a history book vs the story of a dress maker.

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A very good historical story.

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Lynn H.

Great read!

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Donna S.

Excellent writing and excellent narration!

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Becky H.

This book actually reads like non-fiction, full of history and battles and civil war personalities. Elizabeth is a wonderfully admirable character. I fell in love with her!

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