Logo for: North Carolina Writer's Network
Back to Book Buzz

The Seamstress of New Orleans

The Seamstress of New Orleans

By Diane C. McPhailPublisher: A John Scognimiglio Book, Kensington PublishingISBN: 1496738152Genre: Historical FictionPrice: Hardcover $26.00
Available from: BookshopAmazon

Set against the backdrop of the first all-female Mardi Gras krewe at the turn-of-the-century, the acclaimed author’s mesmerizing historical novel tells of two strangers separated by background but bound by a deadly and unexpected secret—and of the strength and courage women draw from and inspire in each other. 

Diane C. McPhail is an accomplished artist and acclaimed author of The Abolitionist’s Daughter and The Seamstress of New Orleans. A graduate of Ole Miss, Duke Writers, University of Iowa Distance, and the Yale Writers' Conference, she is a member of NC Writers Network and the Historical Novel Society. She lives in Highlands, North Carolina with her husband in a converted gristmill. For more information, please visit Diane online at DianeMcPhailAuthor.com.


Transports the reader to the mystery and sultry magic of New Orleans.

Patti Callahan, New York Times bestselling author

An undercurrent of New Orleans’s dark side propels the story, heightening the tension and supplying McPhail with a wealth of evocative details.

Publishers Weekly

I am thrilled to write a review for this fantastic book! Most movies and books honestly do not really “get” New Orleans correct … Diane C. McPhail has written a book that captures the essence of New Orleans. It also has wonderful friendships between women who want to support and lift other women to achieve.

GoodReads early reviewer