Astor Place Vintage Author:Stephanie Lehmann Amanda Rosenbloom, proprietor of Astor Place Vintage, thinks she's on just another call to appraise and possibly purchase clothing from a wealthy, elderly woman. But after discovering a journal sewn into a fur muff, Amanda gets much more than she anticipated. The pages of the journal reveal the life of Olive Westcott, a young woman who had m... more »oved to Manhattan in 1907. Olive was set on pursuing a career as a department store buyer in an era when Victorian ideas, limiting a woman's sphere to marriage and motherhood, were only beginning to give way to modern ways of thinking. As Amanda reads the journal, her life begins to unravel until she can no longer ignore this voice from the past. Despite being separated by one hundred years, Amanda finds she's connected to Olive in ways neither could ever have imagined.« less
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I have read a series of these past/present, two characters interacting and impacting each other's lives profoundly, great strong female characters, and this is yet another. A terrific and fun story with lots of historical details that makes the past come to life. What a sweet and entertaining story about coming through hard times emotionally, financially, physically. Excellent.