Staff Picks: October 2013

Mrs Lincoln’s Dressmaker

Mrs Lincoln’s Dressmaker Book Cover

This is a thought-provoking historical fiction, giving readers a glimpse into the intimate lives of the Lincoln’s through the eyes of Elizabeth Keckley. Elizabeth, a former slave who used her skills that helped her buy her freedom, became a well-known dressmaker for the elite. One of which was none other than Mary Todd Lincoln. Elizabeth becomes Mary’s best friend and confidant, helping Mary through the good and the bad. A great story that makes you feel like you are right there with Elizabeth as all of the events unfold.

The Patron way : from fantasty to fortune, lessons on taking any business from idea to iconic brand : the untold inside story of the world’s most successful tequila

The Patron way : from fantasty to fortune, lessons on taking any business from idea to iconic brand : the untold inside story of the world’s most successful tequila Book Cover

This is a fascinating read as well as a captivating story from beginning to end with a motto of believing in yourself . This story has passion for the product as well as the ups and downs of getting a new product to market and accepted by the industry. The author also allows us into her personal life with the founders of Patron- Martin Crowley and John Paul Dejoria . What a ride Patron had from the beginning .