Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker - Jennifer Chiaverini I am giving this book 2 stars and am feeling that I am being quite generous in doing so. For such an interesting character and period of time, I felt that Ms. Chiaverini's book fell very flat to me, was very one dimensional and boring. I have read several hundred books on the Lincoln Administration, the Civil War and even the relationship between Elizabeth Keckley and Mary Todd Lincoln. Although, there are grumblings around goodreads that the author might have plagiarized parts of Ms. Keckley's book, I didn't feel that, but I did think that she could have gone different in the storyline.