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The Dressmakers Gift From the bestselling author of The Beekeeper s Promise comes a gripping story of three young women faced with impossible choices How will history and their families judge them Paris, 1940 With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can But all three are hiding secrets War scarred Mireille is fighting with the Resistance Claire has been seduced by a German officer and Vivienne s involvement is something she can t reveal to either of them.Two generations later, Claire s English granddaughter Harriet arrives in Paris, rootless and adrift, desperate to find a connection with her past Living and working in the same building on the Rue Cardinale, she learns the truth about her grandmother and herself and unravels a family history that is darker andpainful than she ever imagined.In wartime, the three seamstresses face impossible choices when their secret activities put them in grave danger Brought together by loyalty, threatened by betrayal, can they survive history s darkest era without being torn apart

10 thoughts on “The Dressmakers Gift

  1. says:

    3.5 starsThis novel follows other modern historical fiction trends the modern day character, Harriet, finds an old photograph in box that shows her grandmother as a young lady with two other girls, and Harriet then makes it her goal to uncover the past of her familial history concerning her grandmother, Claire.The first chapter was ve

  2. says:

    Fantastic with one small noteFantastic book It was gripping and suspenseful, painful and emotional, uplifting and allegorical for the times My one note is that the story of the three seamstresses is set up to be revealed to Harriet through some letters I don t want to say any spoilers so I ll just say that it seems unlikely that the pe

  3. says:

    A hauntingly beautiful story This book was completely immersive and really transports you back through time It s rare I read wartime stories that actually depict everything how it actually was rather than romanticizing everything Very down to earth book with relatable characters.

  4. says:

    Making the hand rocking motion.The grandmothers story was interesting and good The granddaughter s story was not so interesting, and the coincidences required a suspension of disbelief beyond what I could muster Also, the granddaughter was, well, kind of annoying and weak through most of the book, which made it difficult not to whiz thro

  5. says:

    What can I say about Fiona Valpyjust that this first time author to this reader did an outstanding job of keeping me engaged and enjoying a wonderfully written story in 1940 Paris during WWII setting Such a historical story of three women that revealed suspense, painful, and emotional drama I was captivated by the historical parts of the

  6. says:

    Dissenting opinionI picked this free book through the First Reads program or something like that I love stories set in WWII and I am always looking to read something from a different angle I enjoy books that move back and forth in time and reading about a character in the present discovering something about their family I also enjoy sewin

  7. says:

    What an amazing book this turned out to be So sympathetically written, the story slipped seamlessly between present and past intertwining the lives of people and creating a picture of death and sorrow mingled with Joy and happiness This story is so convincing it could almost be real My favourite kind of book set during the war years, it is

  8. says:

    Unique historical novelI liked the unique story and the historical references I wish the author had given on Coco and her betrayal and morals Coco was a traitor and profited from her immoral lifestyle Deep, almost unbelievable, information in what life was like.What I didn t like was the rambling on and on, the musing over and over again Es

  9. says:

    Another historical fiction novel with the time frame leading up to and through WWII The setting includes Great Britain, France and Germany This book focuses on the fashion and designer industry and I found it very interesting It is a well written book and the characters include several generations of three young women from different countries

  10. says:

    The extraordinary resilience of ordinary people.This is probably the best book I have read in years It is a story of love and strength that spans three generations By showing us the lives of three friends in war torn France, in part through the lives of modern friends, you can picture what it was and what it is, both for the place and the peop

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