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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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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

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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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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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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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Amazingly read. A sad, but interesting story

I did struggle at the beginning to be completely engaged with the story, but it might have been a mood thing on my part. The story is sad but filled with hope, and gives you a great insight into what it might have been like in those times.

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The Paris Secret

I have thoroughly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it to others. Loved the mystery/ storyline set in its historical background of WW11.

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Very easy reading

This was a very easy read story of war and love lost , found , lost again . Family and secrets and flying and women in war.

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Good listen and story

Great story didn’t want to put it down. Would recommend and I’m going to read more from this author.

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Beautiful

Beautifully written and presented. Such a poignant masterpiece.So many facts about Catherine Dior and her resistance work, also and the wonderful Dior collections. I just loved it.

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