Hope's Design

Hopes Design

The Daughters of Riverton Series, Book 2

An independent city girl aspiring to be a fashion designer 
falls for a stubborn artist from the country. 
One desires to be known, the other to work in secret.

In 1904, Hope Andrews, an aspiring fashion designer, struggles with leaving New York City. But with no job, her parents leaving the country, and an abusive ex-fiancé refusing to accept their broken engagement, Hope doesn’t have much choice but to give in to her parents' wishes that she move far away and live with her cousin indefinitely.

Talented Benjamin Greene can’t deny his passion for painting, but guilt over a painful incident in his past keeps him from sharing his gift. Instead, he devotes much of his days to helping his younger sibling rebuild a farm inherited from a great-uncle. Only his brother is aware that Ben spends his spare time in a studio on their property.

In the small rural town of Riverton, Wisconsin, Hope and Ben can’t help but be thrown together. But as feelings for each other deepen, tension thickens over how talent should be used. Their mutual passion for art brings them together, but will it also drive them apart?

Available on AMAZON in ebook and paperback.

Available on Barnes & Noble.com in paperback.

Available on AMAZON in The Daughters of Riverton series boxed set for Kindle.


What readers are saying about Hope’s Design . . .

“I think of the writing as ‘soft’-a gentle watercolor as opposed to the often bold and bright images of modern art.”

"I was pleased by the way Ms. Kinzer didn't quite take the expected way out. For a read that gives you a satisfied ‘Ahh...’ feeling, I recommend Hopes Design.”

“The author has a way of making you want to come and sit with the characters over a cup of tea and talk about life. There is a sense of longing to be part of a town that she paints in the book.”

“This is a book that once started, you never want to put down until you're finished and it has left me longing for the next one in the series.”

Hope’s Design does not disappoint. Once again, Dawn Kinzer writes with such warmth and excitement keeping us captivated to the very end.”

“I would get excited to know what would happen and wanted to hurry the book up but at the same time I didn't want the book to end.” 

To learn more about Hope, please check out this interview!

A sneak peek into Hope’s world … 

This is an actual 1912 copy of The Delineator that we found (along with 
other historical memorabilia) in an old trunk my dad had stored for years.


Hope dreams of becoming a designer for The Delineator, a premiere women’s fashion magazine in the United States.

The magazine was published by the Butterick company to promote its sewing patterns, and it provided an in-depth look at fashion during that time.


 Besides clothing patterns, the magazine included drawings and patterns for embroidery and needlework; self-help articles; and fiction.

Along with art and design, Hope loves music, but not able to stay on key, she only feels comfortable singing when alone. Hope finds comfort in hymns and listening to opera, so she’s takes special care of her gramophone and recordings.

Italian tenor Enrico Caruso is one of her favorite singers, and this is a sample of his music.

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