[Ebook] ↠ The Dressmaker's Gift Author Fiona Valpy – Albawater.co

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, 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 And Painful 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

8 thoughts on “The Dressmaker's Gift

  1. Mrs M R Carter Mrs M R Carter says:

    I really enjoyed the book It filled in the missing gaps from the previous books Read it in a single day as I couldn t put it down.

  2. MED2512 MED2512 says:

    I was looking forward to this, Fiona s latest novel, and was not disappointed Wonderful storylines threaded together, linking Paris during the Second World War with modern day The characters develop beautifully, and though this could be read as a stand alone book, it was great to read of the story of Mireille, one of the main characters in other novels by this author I loved this and would recommend it to anyone who loves to read a ready well written book.

  3. Claire Claire says:

    You must read this book An excellent novel with a gripping , moving storyline I could not put it down Very well researched , and Fiona Valpy makes the characters can alive I felt great communion and empathy with the three girls during the war period, and also with Harriet in present day Paris.An excellent addition to the author s previous novels I can t wait for the next one

  4. Jane - aged 57 Jane - aged 57 says:

    Fiona Valpy writes very powerfully about a terrible time in European history The story is about a young woman trying to find out about her mother and her mother s family She finds out that her mother was far from the weak person that she orignially thought she was It shows how friendship really strong friendship can overcome ANYTHING How that belief can keep one going and going and going It is written with great compassion and a true understanding of how war can change how people act towards each other A fantastic read.

  5. Kindle Customer Kindle Customer says:

    Have read all all of Fiona s books and love them all This book is well written and researched and is partly fact and partly fiction I liked how it tied in with a character from The Beekeeper s Promise Spanned two time frames, WW2 and 2017 After finding a photograph of her French grandmother with two friends, Harriett obtains a yearlong assignment in Paris to learn of her family history A recommended read.

  6. Corinne Corinne says:

    Beautiful, harrowing and unputdownable I literally invested myself 100% in this book the story came alive, I cried, got goosebumps Honestly I can t recommend it enough, the book is one where the characters will stay with me I ve ordered another 2 books by Fiona Valpy She really is a naturally gifted storyteller, weaving history, fact and fiction together in a way that tugs at your heart.

  7. Hannah Hannah says:

    Once again, Fiona Valpy writes a novel which paints a stunning picture of France and somehow these descriptions of Paris at her best makes the descriptions of the horrors of war striking and poignant Claire, Mirielle and Vivienne are three courageous and relatable heroines who end up with their lives entwined in ways they could never have predicted.

  8. Mr. Robert Barnes Mr. Robert Barnes says:

    Fiona Valpy understands the human condition well As if the first 90% is not gripping and energised enough, the final 10% shines particularly brightly as all the strands come together, and nothing and no one in this detailed generational story, is forgotten An exceptional book, which was a joy to read as indeed, all her books are.