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THE DRESSMAKER’S GIFT

Fiona Valpy

Paris, 1940. With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can. But all three are hiding secrets. War-scarred Mireille is fighting with the Resistance; Claire has been seduced by a German officer; and Vivienne’s involvement is something she can’t reveal to either of them.

Two generations later, Claire’s English granddaughter Harriet arrives in Paris, rootless and adrift, desperate to find a connection with her past. Living and working in the same building on the Rue Cardinale, 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?

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Reviews:

The historical and distinctive characters will draw you in.

Woman's Weekly
Woman's Weekly

Equal parts heartbreaking and life-affirming, The Dressmaker's Gift is sure to be welcomed by fans of historical fiction.

Culturefly
Culturefly

A real page turner ... comes together like a beautifully woven fabric.

People's Friend Magazine
People's Friend Magazine

A beautiful, powerful and emotive read - one of the best books I have ever read.

Kaisha, the Writing Garnet
Kaisha, the Writing Garnet

The Dressmaker's Gift is a commendable dual time story about love and survival against all odds. It shows us, without any shadow of doubt, the power and strength there is to be found in friendship.

Jaffa Reads Too
Jaffa Reads Too

Movingly written with great heart and immaculately researched, the love of true friends can support and sustain you through life altering trauma.

Rachel Read It
Rachel Read It

Genre

Women's Fiction

UK Publication

Amazon Publishing / Lake Union, October 2019

US Publication

Amazon Publishing / Lake Union, October 2019

Rights Sales

World English: Amazon Publishing / Lake Union
Croatian: Mozaik
Czech: Baronet
Danish: Cicero
Dutch: Meulenhoff Boekerij
Hebrew: Kinneret
Italian: Newton Compton
Macedonian: Kultura
Norwegian: Cappelen Damm
Polish: Swiat Ksiazki
Portuguese (EU): Topseller
Russian: AST
Slovenian: Ucila
Spanish: Libros de Seda
Swedish: Ester Bonnier
Turkish: Arkadya Yayinlari