The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre is now out!

Natasha Lester writes historical fiction that I very much enjoy. In each of her novels, this author successfully develops characters about whom readers will care. She also has interesting plots that offer perspective on WWII and its aftermath. What makes her special for me is the way that she also incorporates fashion seamlessly (pun was not intended) in her stories.

Alix St. Clair has had a challenging life. She was orphaned young, taken in by a close friend’s family, educated in Switzerland and expected to marry well (to Bobby). Life surely did not go to plan however as readers will quickly discover.

This is a story that takes place in more than one time period.. In the most recent, postwar era, Alix is working for Christian Dior just as his fashion house is coming into being. The scenes in this atelier are wonderful to read; I was inspired to look up many of the dresses described in these pages.

Other sections of the book are about Alix’s work and life during WWII. She experienced the most awful of betrayals and wants to avenge some deaths. In doing so, she becomes involved with an American journalist. They have common experiences and a common foe…and maybe an attraction to each other. There are many other characters woven into the narrative; these include people both bad and good.

This long (432) and immersive read is highly recommended to historical and women’s fiction lovers who enjoy stories about the war. I give it four plus stars.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for this title. All opinions are my own.

rom the Publisher

The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre
The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre
The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre
The Paris SeamstressThe Paris OrphanThe Paris SecretThe Riviera House
More brave women, bold fashion, and sumptuous historical fiction from Natasha Lester.A bestselling novel that spans generations, crosses oceans, and proves just how much two young women are willing to sacrifice for love and family.A model-turned-photographer defies all the rules to help one little girl during World War II in this riveting novel based on a true story.A secret collection of Dior gowns ties back to the first female pilots of WWII and a heartbreaking story of love and sacrifice.A museum curator risks her life to keep Nazis from stealing priceless art in a novel Marie Benedict hails as “captivating!”

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I love to read, recommend books and open the world of reading to others. I tutor to ensure that the next generation of readers will know the joys of a good book because their reading skills have improved. I am an avid reader, especially of mysteries and fiction. I believe that two of the world's greatest inventions were the public library and eyeglasses!

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