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One of PopSugar's Best Books of June!

Two sisters join the Paris Resistance in this pause-resisting new novel inspired by the real-life bravery of Catherine Dior, sister of the fashion designer and a heroine of World War II France - perfect for fans of Kate Quinn and Jennifer Chiaverini.

"As dazzling as a Dior gown! With a gorgeous blend of fashion, heartbreak, heroism, and love this book will transport you to France...." (Natasha Lester, New York Times best-selling author of The Paris Secret)

Paris, 1944: The war is nearly over, but for members of the Resistance in occupied France, it is more dangerous than ever before. Twenty-five-year-old Gabby Foucher loathes the Nazis, though as the concierge of 10 rue Royale, she does her best to avoid conflict - unlike her bolder sister Yvette, who finds trouble at every turn. 

Then they are both recruited into the Resistance by Catherine Dior and swept into a treacherous world of spies, fugitives, and intrigue. While Gabby risks everything for the man she is hiding from the Nazis, Yvette must decide whether to trust an enigmatic diplomat who seems to have guessed her secret. As the threat of betrayal draws ever-closer, one slip could mean the deaths of many, and both sisters must make choices they might regret. 

Paris, 1947: Yvette returns from New York to reunite with Gabby and begin life anew as a mannequin for Dior, who is revolutionizing fashion with the New Look. But first she must discover the truth behind Catherine’s terrible fate, while Gabby finds that there are many kinds of courage, and that love is always worth fighting for.

©2021 Christine Wells (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Bird Miller
  • 14-06-2021

A novel of fiction based on familiar characters

I have listened to quite a few books about the French resistance. I realize finally that while it can be brutal, I prefer nonfiction books about this era.
At times during this book I wondered if the chapters were randomly shuffled. I got lost in the multiple flashbacks. To be fair, each chapter began with the reading of the main character of the chapter, and the year.
Also, being fiction, the story explored the emotional and romantic feelings of the sisters. The suspense of the story was somewhat due to their irrational behavior, falling in love, acting on their feelings, taking risks because of them. I wasn't under the impression the resistance was as romantic as that.

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  • Mona-Alisa
  • 21-07-2021

Sisters of the Resistance

The WWII historical fiction genre is a favorite of mine. I've read so many that I've lost count. I have read the very dark ones where there are details of the torture of the people in the camps and the resistance. I have an intellectual understanding of the horrors of Nazi Germany. I believe that it is an integral part of learning the atrocities of what happened so that history will not repeat itself. Though I prefer the books which tell the triumph of the human spirit without the need for grotesque details. This is one such book. It mixes haute couture, specifically Christian Dior and his sister, Catherine. She is part of the resistance. Though she isn't the main character, she is integral to the story. The sisters grow up in a building where Dior lives. The girls’ mother is the Concierge there. Then the oldest sister takes on her mother’s job after their father dies. The younger sister works for Dior making deliveries and such. As they grow up during the war, they invariably become a part of the resistance but in different ways. It's a wonderful story. It is interesting to watch their lives unfold as they become women during the war. I have never read about the different stages of young people
becoming of age during the war.

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  • Jasper Van Wyk
  • 15-07-2021

Just wow!

This is my favorite listen in 2021! From the story, to the characters, to the narration…. Just wow. Do yourself a favor. Download this book now. So good!

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  • Erica Rodriguez
  • 29-06-2021

PHENOMENAL STORY

Loved this story. Wished we could have seen a little more from some of the other characters points of view as well, especially Kathleen's and Lillian's. but understood this is about the sisters

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  • Bob L.
  • 19-07-2021

Disappointed

This story was hard to follow and I never really cared about either of the sisters.

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