By Robin Densmore Fuson
When her father is killed in a train crash, twenty-one-year-old Marian Jamison is left to care for herself and her mother. She admires Thomas, who enters her life by design. Mysterious occurrences and a voice in the night make Marian question her mother’s sanity. She is left not knowing whom to trust, including her own heart. Love and intrigue are woven into an intricate design, fitting perfectly inside the walls of the dress shop, but a loose thread could unravel her entire world.
The story opens with a chance encounter of a handsome man, Thomas, whom Marian has been admiring through the window of her dress shop. Soon after, Marian receives a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the handsome man. They are wrapped in the New York Journal, the fashion section with one particular dress circled. A note was crawled in the margin, You would look enchanting in this. Marian felt the heat race up her cheeks and turned so her mother wouldn't see and start asking questions.