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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 Free Download [ The Dressmakers Gift ] Author [ Fiona Valpy ] – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. 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 very clich Harriet moves to Paris obtaining a job in the same building that her grandmother, Claire, worked in And, she settles in the same apartment that her gra 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 very clich Harriet moves to Paris obtaining a job in the same building that her grandmother, Claire, worked in And, she settles in the same apartment that her grandmother lived in And, Harriet s roommate in that apartment happens to be the granddaughter of one of the girls in the picture who also lived in that same apartment Very convenient beginning.But the story does get better and becomes entertaining.The synopsis provided is accurate, for the most part The...

  2. 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.

  3. 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 person writing the letters would have such in depth knowledge of events that took place without him her I loved the idea behind the letters but it was hard to be 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 person writing the letters would have such in depth knowledge...

  4. The Resistance A wonderful historical novel about three dressmakers during WW11 in France Claire, Vivianne and Muriel s are three young women who work as dressmakers in a couture house in Paris who become involved in the French Resistance The story is told by Harriet, Claire s granddaughter, who is on a quest to find herself The novel has love stories, brutal happenings in Nazi occupied France and concentration camps The novel is both sad and enlightening It had me crying and laughing at th The Resistance A wonderful historical novel about three dressmakers during WW11 in France Claire, Vivianne and Muriel s are three young women who work as dressmakers in a couture house in Paris who become involved in the French Resistance The story is told by Harriet, Claire s granddaughter, who is on a quest to find herself The novel has love stories, brutal happenings in Nazi occupied France and concentration camps The novel is both sad and enlightening It had me crying and ...

  5. Unique historical novelI liked the unique story and the historical references I wish the author had givenon 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 Especially the end.With drastic editing this could even be a great movie The author just writes way too much I ended up skipping dozens of rambling p Unique historical novelI like...

  6. Thought provoking and InspiringThis captivating story brings to life bits of history I have heard all my life Romance, intrigue, and some very harsh truths make the read worthwhile.I reserve judgment on the hypothesis of inherited trauma However, it may express what the Bible teaches about...

  7. Tears will comeGetting into the story took a few chapters Once the reader grasp the time changes i.e 1940 to present day, the tale flows as will a sniffle or two Enjoy learning about forgotten heroes and heroines.

  8. Great story, The character development was very good Sometimes the changing time period was confusing to me at the beginning, but as I becameacquainted it was less of an issue War time Paris was very well portrayed Enjoyed very much.Great read.