The Dress Shop on King Street

The Dress Shop on King Street

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 boarded a train and left Charleston to keep half of her heritage hidden. She carried with her two heirloom buttons and the dream of owning a dress store. She never expected to meet a charming train jumper who changed her life forever . . . and led her yet again to a heartbreaking choice about which heritage would define her future.

Now, together, Harper and Millie return to Charleston and the man who may hold the answers they seek . . . and a chance at the dress shop they've both dreamed of. But it's not until all appears lost that they see the unexpected ways to mend what frayed between the seams.

Title:The Dress Shop on King Street
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780764237607
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    The Dress Shop on King Street Reviews

  • Debra

    "We will live fragile lives, my dear Harper, if we avoid that which is delicate for fear it might break at the seams." Harper Albright has dreamed of working in fashion design since childhood. She ...

  • Karren  Sandercock

    Harper Albright wants to be a fashion designer and when her dream seems impossible to achieve she returns home to Alabama. She arrives at Millie’s boarding house a place where she’s always made to...

  • DeAnn

    4 Dress Shop dream starsThis debut novel by Ashley Clark is a multi-generational and split timeline debut novel. Filled with richly imagined characters, I found myself immersed in Fairhope, Alabama an...

  • Cara Putman

    The Dress Shop on King Street is a novel that will sweetly tug you into a story line that flows seamlessly between two times only to intertwine in beautiful ways. Page by page, secret by secret, momen...

  • Rachel McMillan

    endorsement blurb: A warm, inimitable voice and pure passion and heart underscore every carefully woven thread of this narrative’s elegant tapestry. Impeccable research, touches of romance, complex ...

  • Melissa Tagg

    What a lovely debut from Ashley Clark! I'm a sucker for split time stories and this was such an enjoyable read. Both Millie and Harper tugged on my heart and I was thoroughly intrigued by the plot. Pl...

  • Iola

    The Dress Shop on King Street is a dual timeline story set in the post-WWII American South, and in the present day. In the present, Harper Dupree’s hopes for a career in fashions have been dashed, s...

  • Paula Shreckhise

    Absolutely fabulous debut by Ashley Clark. This story connects past and present in a captivating way. Based on a real artifact , this story was obviously woven with love. Millie, Harper and Peter came...

  • Darla

    Two beautiful butterfly buttons, tucked into the bag of a little girl who is being taken away from her mother, become heirlooms and connect a young man to his grandmother. Ashley Clark weaves a beauti...

  • Martha

    I am not sure why I have not heard more about this book, as it is truly a hidden gem. I found myself going between the characters, wondering wishing and hoping to see as the story unfolded. Sometimes ...