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The Paris Secret

Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
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A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for 65 years and the three women bound forever by war...from the New York Times best-selling author of The French Photographer

England, 1939. Talented pilot Skye Penrose joins the British war effort where she encounters her estranged sister, Liberty, and childhood soul mate Nicholas Crawford, now engaged to enigmatic Frenchwoman Margaux Jourdan.

Paris, 1947. Designer Christian Dior unveils his extravagant first collection to a world weary of war and grief. He names his debut fragrance, Miss Dior, in tribute to his sister, Catherine, who worked for the French Resistance.

Present day Australian fashion conservator Kat Jourdan discovers a secret wardrobe filled with priceless Dior gowns in her grandmother's vacant cottage. As she delves into the mystery, Kat begins to doubt everything she thought she knew about her beloved grandmother.

An unspeakable betrayal will entwine all of their fates.

The Paris Secret is an unforgettable story about the lengths people go to protect one another and a love that, despite everything, lasts a lifetime.

©2020 Natasha Lester (P)2020 Hachette Australia Audio

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Beautiful sad love story ravaged by the reality of war

Tears of joy, hope, sorrow and the beauty of love and friendship in the most harrowing depiction of war.

May we always remember so as to never return.

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Heartbreakingly Wonderful

The Paris Secret is an unforgettable story about the lengths people go to protect one another, and a love that, despite everything, lasts a lifetime.

Natasha Lester never fails to produce a magnificent read, and has become one of my favourite authors hands down.

The Paris Secret is a very engrossing novel, it’s a heartbreakingly gorgeous dual timeline story about love, sacrifice and hidden secrets. I found it hooked me in and kept me engaged. It broke my heart, and had me in tears and when I finished it I had to sneak a cuddle with my baby girl holding her just a little tighter.

I loved too the way D’Arcy from “The French Photographer” was written into the story, it made me happy to know she’d married and had kids, twins none the less! Even though the to books are standalone I do love a crossover!

Like Natasha’s other novels this has been well researched and beautifully put together. I would recommend this book to anyone especially lovers of historical fiction.

The narrators have done a wonderful job bring the story to life via audio, couldn’t recommend this more highly!

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Enjoyable read

I enjoyed this book and the fantastic narration! I have read The French Photographer by the same author (which I really enjoyed) and found some similarities with the books, especially the 'tragic' love story. Still, a very pleasant read with a bit of a twist.

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Not to be missed

Natasha Lester delivers an immensely sensitive, deeply moving story. Her characters are imbued with life in a background so vividly coloured, it seems tangible.
Thoroughly recommended.

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Not engaging as far as plot line complexity or character development

Cliche love story like mills and boon. Under developed characters who all morph into each other.

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loved this book

this book has a great twist and the character are wonderful highly recommend it for a great read,

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amazing story

absolutely loved this book, torturous love story, the empowering women who had so much inner strength who battled in a man's world loved loved loved it.

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Heartbreaking and emotional

I didn't want to stop listening. I woke up in the middle of the night thinking of how it would all piece together. What a wonderfully told story, full of love and torture.

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Amazing women

A wonderful narration complements this incredible story. Strong women who were left without recognition for so many years. A story interwoven with love and humanness.

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Mesmerising and so very poignant!

This story had such suspense that only unfolded at the very end. The people and story line although fictional drew a parallel to many a possible real life story as war in its despicable nature weaves many a fantastic tale.
I loved every aspect of this story!
Jacqui Of Queensland Australia