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“Through delicate and vivid writing, this intimate novel, both cruel and sweet, sad and filled with hope, leaves no one indifferent.”

Amazon 5-star reviewer

Two mothers. Two daughters. One tragic secret.
Texas-based fashion designer Shelby Lawrence is preparing to launch her mother-daughter dresses into retail stores nationwide when a letter in the mailbox reveals the picture of a girl who will change her life forever. Runa, the family’s new sponsored child, is a clever student growing up on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Shelby’s daughter Paisley is instantly captivated by their faraway friend. As the girls exchange heartwarming messages, Shelby has no idea that a tragedy in Runa’s life is about to upend her own.

Dresses are flying off the racks of Houston department stores when a horrifying scene unfolds in Dhaka. The tragedy threatens to destroy Shelby’s reputation, and worse—it sends Runa’s life spiraling down a terrifying path. Shelby’s eyes are suddenly open to the dark, hidden tunnelways of the global fashion industry. Fearing Runa’s fate and her brand’s demise, she hides the ugly truth. But when Runa slips further away, Shelby must decide how much she’s willing to risk to right a tragic wrong.

Both a gripping exposé of today’s fashion industry and a heartwarming mother-daughter tale, Beneath the Seams explores love, conscience, hope, and the common threads connecting humanity.

Praise for Beneath the Seams

“When a privileged American mother becomes aware of her role in the unethical fashion industry, she’s led on a path she never imagined life would take her. Readers follow along as they learn the ugly truth behind some of the world’s most beautiful clothes. Showcasing her solid writing skills and delivering an engaging story, novelist Peyton H. Roberts makes her mark with this debut novel and proves to be a writer to watch.”

Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Perennials

“The storytelling in Beneath the Seams is so vivid, it played out in my mind like a Hallmark movie.”

Kristin Vanderlip, Author of Life Worth Living: A Daily Growth Journal

Carrying forward the tradition of novels that hope to change the world by changing what we see of the world, Beneath The Seams examines our ingrained shopping habits and asks us to consider whether they truly match the lives we want to lead.

Kate Lewis, Military Families Magazine Book Critic

Beneath the Seams pulls back the curtain on the fashion industry and reveals the unflattering truth about how some of our clothes are made—oftentimes at the expense of others’ lives. A wonderful story that leaves you thinking once you’ve finished the last page.

Liana George, Author of Perfectly Arranged

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