[Ebook] ➧ The Dressmakers Gift By Fiona Valpy – Shiningweb.info

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 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

About the Author: Fiona Valpy

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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 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 grand

  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 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 believe in

  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 through her sections.

  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 story The friendship between the women was pivotal as their loyalty to one another and their cause was evident and beautiful.Very nice story and recommend the read.4 Stars

  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 sewing as a hobby So the description of this book rang a lot of happy bells for me I m sad that it fell so short In terms of storytelling and writing, there are so many better books out there The a

  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 a must read and if I was able I would award 10

  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 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 pages

  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 and social classes A good read from start to finish.

  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 people It deals openly and honestly with deep trauma and loss It shows how there is great risk and reward in loving fiercely It helped me understand that grief is a process, and there is great promise in facing an uncert

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