"Tedious. Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley lived an amazing life, and this book didn't do her justice.
As another reader opined, you could learn as much from reading Wikipedia in a few minutes as you learn from this 600+ page tome.
In a nutshell, Mrs..."
"I would give this only a 3 star. Although the subject matter was wonderful, I ordered her actual memoirs and it was almost like this author plagiarized the original work of Elizabeth Keckley. Sorry, I was a bit disappointed in that. was tempted..."
"For lovers of historic fiction, be forewarned, MRS. LINCOLN’S DRESSMAKER is heavy on the history and much lighter on the fiction. Its subject matter (the friendship between Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, seamstress and former slave, and her patron, Mary..."
"This book is based on solid research of a tumultuous time in US history. The growing confidence and friendship that the Lincolns, especially Mary Todd, extend towards their seamstress, freed black woman Elizabeth Keckley, mirrors the massive socia..."