The Lipstick Bureau The Lipstick Bureau

The Lipstick Bureau

A Novel Inspired by a Real-Life Female Spy

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Publisher Description

For fans of All the Light We Cannot See and The Tattooist of Auschwitz!

Inspired by a real-life female spy, a novel about a woman challenging convention and boundaries to help win a war, no matter the cost.

“A gripping, fascinating read.” —Kelly Rimmer, New York Times bestselling author of The Warsaw Orphan

1944, Rome. Newlywed Niki Novotná is recruited by a new American spy agency to establish a secret branch in Italy's capital. One of the OSS's few female operatives abroad and multilingual, she's tasked with crafting fake stories and distributing propaganda to lower the morale of enemy soldiers.

Despite limited resources, Niki and a scrappy team of artists, forgers and others—now nicknamed The Lipstick Bureau—find success, forming a bond amid the cobblestoned streets and storied villas of the newly liberated city. But her work is also a way to escape devastating truths about the family she left behind in Czechoslovakia and a future with her controlling American husband.

As the war drags on and the pressure intensifies, Niki begins to question the rules she's been instructed to follow, and a colleague unexpectedly captures her heart. But one step out of line, one mistake, could mean life or death…

Don't miss Michelle Gable’s stylish new novel, The Beautiful People, set among Palm Beach's dazzling inner circle in the sunny 1960s.

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GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
December 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Graydon House Books
SELLER
Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

vpjan17 ,

I was hooked!

Usually I am not the biggest fan of historical fiction, but this was a game changer. The plot unfolds beautifully keeping your attention the whole time! I wasn’t able to put it down until I was finished!

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