The Dressmaker’s Secret

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What to expect

‘Extraordinary… Brought history alive on the page… Tense and emotional… Sensitive yet brutal…With the most unexpected end that left me breathless. Wow, just wow… Incredible’ NetGalley Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

1941, Nazi-occupied Paris: In the glamourous Ritz hotel there is a woman with a dangerous secret…

As Coco Chanel’s assistant, Adèle lives side by side with German officers in the splendour of The Ritz hotel. But Adèle has a secret. She is working for the resistance, right under the Germans’ noses.

As occupied Paris becomes more and more dangerous, Adèle will have to decide if she can risk everything to save innocent lives and protect the man she loves…

Present day: Chloé’s grandmother has never spoken about the war and avoids questions about the legendary designer she once worked for. Now Chloé has come to Paris, to uncover the truth about Adèle’s life. But is she prepared for what she will find? And for the power of her grandmother’s secrets to change her family forever…

An absolutely gripping and heartbreaking wartime story of the enduring power of love, for fans of The Lost Girls of Paris and The Nightingale.

Readers love The Dressmaker’s Secret:

WOWOutstandingly brilliant and extremely poignant from beginning to end’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Just absolute perfection… My emotions ran the full course in this bookTHE ENDING. I cried my eyes out, I was a blubbering mess trying to quickly explain the entire book to my husband while crying’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Your heart will be in your mouth reading this book… I cried… I loved the ending’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

It made me cry tears of happiness at the end… Fantastic’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I absolutely loved this story!… A MUST read. Grab some tissues before you dive in’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A tale of deception, love and endurance… It kept me reading into the small hours’ Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan

Had me up way later than I planned I couldn’t put it down’ NetGalley Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

ThrillingI couldn’t put it down’ Adrienne Chinn, author of The English Wife

Critics Review

  • Praise for The Dressmaker’s Secret:

    ‘A tale of deception, love and endurance… It kept me reading into the small hours’ Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan

    A thrilling story of intrigue, love, and the secrets shadowing two disparate women… I couldn’t put it down’ Adrienne Chinn, author of The English Wife

    Stunning… I was completely hooked… and the twist ending was totally satisfying’ Kathleen McGurl, author of The Girl from Bletchley Park

    Had me turning the pages late into the night… The historical detail is astounding… It’s the warmth and strength of the grandmother and granddaughter at the heart of this brilliant book that made me fall in love with it’ Louise Douglas, author of The House by the Sea

    A page-turning story of choices made in Occupied Paris’ Gill Paul, author of The Secret Wife

    ‘I was gripped from start to finish… Wonderful, unputdownable, historical fiction’ Jenny Ashcroft, author of Under the Golden Sun

    Utterly gripping, this is an emotional rollercoaster that had me living and breathing WW2 Paris. I was absolutely hooked’ Laura Jane Williams, author of Our Stop

    I loved it. It’s an intricately, beautifully threaded story that pulls at the heartstrings’ Liz Fenwick, author of The River Between Us

    Vivid and beautifulKept me hooked right from the beginning through to the cleverly twisty ending. Make sure you have tissues handy!’ Nikola Scott, author of The Orchard Girls

    Evocative, gripping and emotional. I absolutely loved it’ Eleanor Ray, author of Everything is Beautiful

    An insightful, gripping and poignant depiction of the perils and heartbreak of war. A deftly-told story of love, legacy and loss, this is one novel you won’t want to miss’ Holly Miller, author of The Sight of You

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