18 April 2022

Giveaway: The Winter Dress by Lauren Chater


I trust you've been enjoying the Easter break and spending time with loved ones, and I hope you found some time for a little reading as well. I love adding to your growing TBR piles, so today I'm giving away 2 print copies of The Winter Dress by Lauren Chater valued at $32.99AUD each thanks to Simon & Schuster. I gave it 5 stars in my review and you now have the chance to pick up a copy for yourself. The giveaway is open to AUS and NZ entries only and entries close midnight on Sunday 24 April 2022. Click here to enter, or enter below. Good luck!
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Jo Baaker, a textiles historian and Dutch ex-pat is drawn back to the island where she was born to investigate the provenance of a 17th century silk dress. Retrieved by local divers from a sunken shipwreck, the dress offers tantalising clues about the way people lived and died during Holland’s famous Golden Age.
The Winter Dress by Lauren Chater book cover

Jo’s research leads her to Anna Tesseltje, a poor Amsterdam laundress turned ladies companion who served the artist Catharina van Shurman for one season at her property outside the Hague. The two women were said to be close, so why did Anna abandon Catharina at the height of her misfortune? And was the dress a gift or did Anna come by it through less honest means? Jo is determined to find out, but as she delves deeper into Anna’s history, troubling details about her own past begin to emerge, disrupting the personal narrative she has trusted for sixteen years.

On the small Dutch island of Texel where fortunes are lost and secrets lie buried for centuries, Jo will finally discover the truth about herself and her connection to the woman who wore
The Winter Dress.


This giveaway has now closed and the winner will be announced soon.

Would you like to comment?

  1. It sounds like a fabulous read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    1. Thanks Veronica, it really is an excellent read. I hope you enjoy it and good luck in the giveaway :-)

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    1. You're very welcome Marg, thanks for entering and good luck!


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