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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 themTwo 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 Car Sothe writing is not compelling completely sophomoric and unimaginative I m finding myself skimmingnot sure how

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A Washington Post and Charts bestseller 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 35 starsThis novel follows other modern historical fiction trends the modern day character Harriet finds an old ph

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Dinale she learns the truth about her grandmother – and herself – and unravels a family history that is darker and painful than she ever imaginedIn 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 apar I see now it is one of the paradoxes of life that if we love it so much that we are frightened of losing it it


10 thoughts on “The Dressmakers Gift

  1. says:

    35 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 ClaireThe first chapter was very cliché Harriet moves to Paris obtaining a job in the same building that her grandmother Claire work

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    Making the hand rocking motionThe grandmothers' story was interesting and good The granddaughter's story was not so interesting and the coincidences reuired a suspension of disbelief beyond what I could muster A

  3. 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

  4. 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 tha

  5. says:

    The Dressmaker's Gift by Fiona Valpy is a must read historical fiction novelIt follows the common trend most of the novels

  6. says:

    Sothe writing is not compelling completely sophomoric and unimaginative I’m finding myself skimmingnot sure how this got such high ratings

  7. says:

    A hauntingly beautiful story This book was completely immersive and really transports you back through time It's rare I read wartime stories

  8. says:

    Thanks to NetGalley Publishing UK and Fiona Valpy for my copy of her new book The Dressmaker's Gift I have read her previous book The Beekeeper's Promise and I loved itParis 1940 The city is occupied by the Nazis three young French seamstresses Claire Mireille and Vivienne are kept busy sewing beautiful dresses for German officers wives and their mistressesThe girls share a tiny apartment it's situated on th

  9. says:

    ‘I see now it is one of the paradoxes of life that if we love it so much that we are frightened of losing it it can make us live a half life

  10. says:

    Yet another dual timeline story that falls short in the history department This book didn't have much going on