The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

The Dressmaker
by Kate Alcott


This book wasn’t anywhere near as good as I had hoped it would be.

I was quite excited to read a story about the Titanic. I have long been fascinated by this part of history and had recently visited a Titanic museum, which awakened my curiosity and made this book seem all the more interesting!

The story started out pretty good, I thought, and I did enjoy it at first (even though parts of it were wholly unbelievable). The sinking of the ship made me cry, even though I didn’t think it would because I knew what was coming and had braced myself for it. Then I thought– Wow, that came up pretty fast! There’s still a lot of book left here! And that “lot of book” that was left was not very impressive.

The little bit of connection that I had been able to make with the characters at the beginning quickly disappeared and I was left either outright disliking or simply not caring at all about pretty much every single character in this book. I was annoyed, frustrated, put out, and confused. The loyalty issues made little to no sense, the “difficult” decisions that were made often seemed ridiculous, and the love triangle was simply annoying.

I don’t feel that am personally informed enough to really address the historical accuracy (or lack thereof) in this book, but I did notice some inaccuracies and have seen several inaccuracies mentioned in other reviews and wanted to mention that here as well.

One last thing: I thought this was supposed to be a historical romance? Whatever happened to that? The romance triangle, as I mentioned earlier, annoyed me. It felt forced and fake, and the more I read, the less I really cared how it would turn out.

I’m sorry if I seem harsh. I didn’t start out writing this review with the intent to bash this book, but the more I thought about it..? I started out thinking this might be a 4-star book, but I’ve lowered my rating to 2 stars. I just can’t give it more than that. I really am quite disappointed in this book.

Note of Warning: For the readers out there who are looking for a clean read, this is not Christian fiction and there is bad language in this book as well as a couple of pretty mild sexual references.


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2 Responses to The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

  1. Ooo. That’s disappointing.

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