The Black Velvet Coat: A Novel

The Black Velvet Coat: A Novel

by Jill G. Hall

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Twenty-eight-year-old struggling San Francisco artist Anne McFarland is determined to get a one-woman show, even though no one, including herself, believes she can do it. But when she buys a coat at a thrift shop with a key in its pocket, strange, even magical, occurrences begin to unfold, and she is inspired to create her best work ever. Fifty years earlier, it’s 1963, and the coat’s original owner, young heiress Sylvia Van Dam, is headed toward a disastrous marriage with a scoundrel. In a split-second reaction she does the unimaginable, which propels her on a trip of self-discovery to nature-filled Northern Arizona. When Anne and Sylvia’s lives intersect, they are both forced to face their fears―and, in the process, realize their true potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631520105
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 156,506
File size: 887 KB

About the Author

Jill G. Hall facilitates creativity groups for artists of all types and curates exhibitions at Inspirations Gallery, NTC at Liberty Station. Her poems have been published in A Year in Ink, Wild Women, Wild Voices, City Works Press, Serving House Journal, and The Avocet. She resides in San Diego. Learn more at

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The Black Velvet Coat: A Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Throughly enjoyed this novel. Love how it all came together. The characters are so well defined and multifaceted. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Keeps you involved... really good read...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story pulls you in and holds your interest. I couldn't put it down! ****esk 04/2017****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Multifaceted and written to lead, as walking a labyrinth might, to a peaceful resolve. Engrossing read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book from the beginning to the very last word Loved this book from the beginning until the very last word
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two stories weave along, both with good development of characters and had me interested in both. The ending was nicely done. Although there were gaps I wished she had filled in. Still a good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book but felt it was more than a little read though...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book starts slow, but picks up momentum and mystery soon enough to keep you turning pages. I started it and read all night to find out where the duel stories were going. It had surprising characters and some crazy adventures that make you want to know what is coming next to the two heroines. Good characterization of the people who come into the heroines adventures. A fun read that ended too soon.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It held my interest throughout, and I looked forward to reading it every night at bed time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings With two women characters taking their turns telling their story with a coat connecting them. A modern San Francisco artist is barely making ends meet and finds a beautiful coat in a thrift shop and she has to make it a part of her wardrobe. Once she finds out the previous owner - a former heiress she is inspired to create new art. The heiress is the other character and her story weaves in and out of Anne's as the reader finds out what happened to her. The one thing that I would have loved to change were the short chapters, they felt very choppy and it went back and forth from Anne and Sylvia too fast as soon as the chapter was starting too get good it switched to the other, I would have loved if more chapters for each character had been grouped together.