How much will a young Parisian seamstress sacrifice to make her mark in the male-dominated world of 1940s New York fashion? From the author of A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALD and HER MOTHER'S SECRET.
1940. Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee France as the Germans advance. She is bound for Manhattan with a few francs, one suitcase, her sewing machine and a dream: to have her own atelier.
2015. Australian curator Fabienne Bissette attends the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her grandmother's work - one of the world's leading designers of ready-to-wear clothing. But as Fabienne learns more about her grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of heartbreak and secrets - and the sacrifices made for love.
THE PARIS SEAMSTRESS is the beguiling, transporting story of the special relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter as they attempt to heal the heartache of the past.
'Lester deftly darts from Paris in 1941 to New York' The Australian Women's Weekly
'Lester brings bold, brave women to life' Herald Sun
'A gorgeously rich and romantic novel about young women finding their way in the world.' KATE FORSYTH
'This rich, memorable novel unfolds beautifully from start to finish.' Publishers Weekly
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Aussie author Natasha Lester sketches scenes of Manhattan in the '40s with a fashion designer's casually expert hand. Her sweet historical romance easily moves back and forth between the wartime story of aspiring dressmaker Estella and the present-day life of her granddaughter, Fabienne. The Paris Seamstress teases out its big reveal with a playful sense of melodrama that's a perfect match for Estella's burning ambition and Fabienne's yearning to understand her past.
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