From author Jennifer Chiaverini, best know for her Elm Creek Quilts series, comes an epic historical fiction novel, Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, thatexplores the relationship between the First Lady and a former slave turned seamstress. The book is based on the true story of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley who, despite being born into slavery, excelled at reading, writing, and sewing. After being able to buy her freedom with proceeds from dressmaking, Keckley moved to Washington and became the dressmaker, dresser, hair stylist, and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln. Their friendship lasted through the Civil War and almost until the end of Mrs. Lincoln's day. Thoroughly researched with lots of authentic details, this novel brings together the extraordinary story of two remarkable women.