An original and imaginative novel, which bravely confronts head on the issue of racial prejudice and its corrosive effects on relationships. The two time frames are cleverly interwoven, and the personal stories engaged me in their own right. I read this book in just a few sittings as I found it hard to put down – even at midnight!
Had me engaged and captivated in no time. I thought the characters were well drawn and intriguing.
Jan C, Devon
A fascinating book about family history. Although the main plot line is about race, Jill Treseder is equally insightful about class.
Andrew B, Somerset
An absorbing story that deals with issues of race, class, trust in relationships, and the way family secrets and lies can have devastating repercussions on future generations. The novel is well-written and well-researched.
Jill weaves the stories together to make a complete and compelling tale, she paints her characters so well that I was sad to say goodbye to them when I finished the book.
The Hatmaker’s Secret is now on NetGalley
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“Highly recommended never a dull moment reading this book,a page turner could not put this book down finished it in two days.” – Helena M, Educator