'Captivating and evocative' Tania Blanchard, author of The Girl from Munich
Sometimes you have to lose everything to find yourself ... A stunning novel of love, betrayal and family secrets for all fans of Fiona McIntosh and Natasha Lester.
After a shocking discovery, Grace Woods leaves her vast Australian sheep station and travels to tumultuous post-war Paris in order to find her true identity.
While working as a mannequin for Christian Dior, the world's newly acclaimed emperor of fashion, Grace mixes with counts and princesses, authors and artists, diplomats and politicians.
But when Grace falls for handsome Philippe Boyer she doesn't know that he is leading a double life, nor that his past might inflict devastating consequences upon her. As she is drawn into Philippe's dangerous world of international espionage, Grace discovers both the shattering truth of her origins - and that her life is in peril.
Inspired by an astonishing true story, The Paris Model is a tale of glamour, family secrets and heartbreak that takes you from the rolling plains of country Australia to the elegant salons of Paris.
'A wonderful, immersive historical novel' New Idea
'A charming tale rich with family and fashion' Belinda Alexandra
'The cracking plot and the general glamour carry the reader along' Sydney Morning Herald
'This gorgeous historical is the perfect summer escape. Post-World War 2 Paris literally drips from the page. Grace is a wonderful protagonist and surrounded by well-drawn and often fabulous characters, and Joel's prose is rich and descriptive. Highly enjoyable' Better Reading
Great Australian saga from the perspective of a country gilr turned Paris model
Love, love, loved it. I looked forward every night to getting into bed and devouring more chapters. So beautifully written, I could visualise every scene in my head, Read like a Netflix series. Like an Australian version of Bridgerton.
Wow, what an amazing book, the thought, detail and research that’s gone into. Gracie having the courage to do what her dreams led her to do.
Loved Grace’s character, she was heroic escaping a loveless marriage and pursing her dreams in the city of lights.
There she entwined herself into the House of Dior working as a model whilst encountering love, treachery, secrets and double lives leading to unimaginable danger.
Leading her out of Paris into the enchanting farmlands where she depicts strength, passion & courage conquering the depths of complexity in her “own” secrets and her true identity.
Great book written by an excellent author.
Thank you Alexandra 📕✅