An unforgettable and “fascinating tale” of an orphan turned WWII spy turned fashion icon in Paris (Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Diamond Eye).
Alix St. Pierre. An unforgettable name for an unforgettable woman. She grew up surrounded by Hollywood glamor, but, as an orphan, never truly felt part of that world. In 1943, with WWII raging and men headed overseas to fight, she lands a publicity job to recruit women into the workforce. Her skills—persuasion, daring, quick-witted under pressure—catch the attention of the U.S. government and she finds herself with an even bigger assignment: sent to Switzerland as a spy. Soon Alix is on the precipice of something big, very big. But how far can she trust her German informant…?
After an Allied victory that didn’t come nearly soon enough, Alix moves to Paris, ready to immerse herself in a new position as director of publicity for the yet-to-be-launched House of Dior. In the glamorous halls of the French fashion house, she can nearly forget everything she lost and the dangerous secret she carries. But when a figure from the war reappears and threatens to destroy her future, Alix realizes that only she can right the wrongs of the past …and finally find justice.
Alix has been hired by Christian Dior to be the publicity director for his new design house. She immerses herself in the challenge. But, when she sees someone from her past, she knows she is in danger. She must do all she can to protect herself and the secret she must hang on to.
I absolutely adored Alix. She gets knocked down but she is never out! She has lost so much and she is struggling to overcome the lasting emotions from the war. And then there is Anthony. He is special, there is no doubt. And he has Alix’s back, even if she doesn’t think so.
I enjoyed the complexity of this novel. I had no idea how it would turn out. This is a story which had me guessing, wanting and expecting! And it did not disappoint.
Then there is Christian Dior. I loved learning about him and his antics. I am going to have to read more about this amazing man which surrounded himself with strong women!
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I received this novel for a honest review.