The Dressmaker's Gift

Author(s): Fiona Valpy
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: BN14982
Released: Oct 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781978683808
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Three women. Three secrets. One painful history waiting to be revealed. Paris, 1941. With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can, working for a couturier on Boulevard Saint-Germain. But all three are hiding secrets. War-scarred Mireille is fighting with the Resistance; Claire has been seduced by a German officer; and Vivienne is up to something she can't reveal to either of them. Two generations later, Claire's English granddaughter Leah arrives in Paris, rootless and adrift, desperate to find a connection with her past. Living and working in the same building on Boulevard Saint-Germain, she learns the truth about her grandmother - and herself - and unravels a family history that is darker and more 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?