The Dress shop on King Street
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"Clark makes a moving debut . . . . While faith elements are subtle, Millie often turns to God for fortitude when facing the difficult circumstances of her past and the obstacles to finally getting her dreams off the ground. Those who enjoy inspirational time-slip stories will want to check this out." -Publishers Weekly
"Clark opens her new Heirloom Secrets series against the backdrop of discrimination against interracial families and follows a family history anchored to an embroidered satchel and its contents. Alternating between 1946 and the present . . . . this tale traces the consequences of personal decisions through the textile arts, with Millie standing as a bridge between the two eras."- Booklist
Harper Albright has pinned all her hopes on a future in fashion design. But when it comes crashing down around her, she returns home to Fairhope, Alabama and to Millie, the woman who first taught her to sew. As she rethinks her own future, secrets long hidden about Millie’s past are brought to light.
In 1946, Millie Middleton left Charleston and boarded a train to Fairhope to hide half of her heritage. She carried with her two heirloom buttons and the dream of owning a dress store. But she never expected to meet a train jumper who changed her life forever...and led her yet again to a heartbreaking choice about which half of her heritage would define her future.
Together, Harper and Millie return to Charleston and a man who may hold the answers they seek...and a chance at the dress store they’ve both dreamed of. But it’s not until all seems lost that they finally see how all that’s frayed between the seams can be mended. But it’s not until all appears lost that they see the unexpected ways to mend all that’s frayed between the seams.
Paint and Nectar
Available May 12, 2021
In 1929, a spark forms between talented watercolorist Eliza and William, a charming young man who has been hired to forge her popular paintings. Her aunt makes it clear Eliza should stay away from him because of a feud between their families over missing heirloom silver. But the source of the rivalry was long ago, and as the two get to know each other, they fall in love. William regrets the job that desperation led him to take and their families' ongoing bitterness, but setting things right comes at a cost.
In present-day Charleston, Lucy Legare has just inherited an old house from a mysterious benefactor, along with all the secrets it holds, including an old silver heirloom. Declan Pinckney is determined to buy the house for his family's development company. But as Lucy uncovers secrets about the house, garden, and silver, she becomes more determined than ever to preserve the historic Charleston property, not only for history's sake but also for her own.
Colleen Coble says...
Colleen's endorsement >
If you loved Before We Were Yours, you will love The Dress Shop on King Street as much as I did. Highly recommended!
Cara Putman says...
Page by page, secret by secret, moment by moment a story is woven of love lost and found, hope restored, and dreams restored. And each page was a gift I did not want to walk away from. Enter these pages only if you want to feel Millie and Harper’s stories deeply and in the process be reminded of how gentle God is as He guides us through dreams lost and found.