How can you become the woman you want to be?
One mild summer’s night in 1906, young, headstrong Lisette, the daughter of wealthy builder Otto Winter, secretly runs away from her parents’ home and everything she previously knew as her life. Her heart belongs to fashion design and to the young tailor Emile. Far outside the boundaries of her conservative, imperially loyalist society, they want to start a family in which they can call their own shots and live freely. Emile sews the vibrant, flowing gowns designed by Lisette, and the couple quickly becomes famous for their extravagant reform fashions. But then the First World War begins – bringing with it a whole new set of challenges.
- Volume One of the trilogy about four generations of the women in the Winter family
- A novel about the courage required to pursue your dreams