The Garment Maker’s Daughter is a multigenerational saga of immigrant dreams and sweatshop realities, labor strikes, and women’s rights. Lena Rothman is a shirtwaist-maker and devoted suffragette whose plans get derailed when she falls in love with her best friend’s boyfriend. Jake Brenner is a passionate and charismatic labor organizer determined to lead the shirtwaist-makers on a high-stakes strike. And Daniel Cowan is a brilliant and ambitious night-school student hobbled by a shameful past.
Fate draws them together. But secrets will tear them apart. When a devastating blaze engulfs the shirtwaist factory, Lena must fight for her life. And in the chaos of the fire’s aftermath, mistakes will be made with consequences that continue into the next generation.
The Garment Maker’s Daughter is a story of unforgettable characters and the threads of friendship, love, betrayal, and redemption that form the fabric of their lives.