A decades old secret . . .
When Kat Jourdan discovers a priceless collection of Dior gowns hidden in her grandmother’s remote cottage, she delves into the mystery of their origin, determined to know more about her beloved grandmother’s secret past.
An unspeakable betrayal . . .
In England, 1939, talented pilot Skye Penrose is flying for the Royal Air Force. She soon meets a mysterious Frenchwoman named Margaux Jourdan, and with her is Catherine Dior, the sister of the renowned designer. Together, they have no idea of the danger that lies ahead . . .
Three women bound forever by war.
As Kat attempts to solve the mystery of the past, her grandmother’s hidden life comes to light. But could it be that some secrets are best left buried?
The Paris Secret is an immersive and compelling read, which is meticulously detailed and really well researched, an emotional story which will tug at your heart strings. I couldn’t put it down and I was completely swept away with the story and characters.
The writing is beautiful, the author seems to write about this era so well and she has a wonderful way with words. There are so many beautifully written passages which I was constantly highlighting. I enjoyed reading about the sumptuous descriptions of the Christian Dior gowns, the scenery and the way of life back then.
The story has depth and complexity and it is very cleverly executed. It really made me think and I had no idea how it would unfold as there are so many genius twists and turns. There is a dual timeline which is very easy to follow and takes us back and forth from modern day and World War II. I enjoyed both Kat and Skye’s timelines and it was brilliant the way the stories coalesced at the end.
There is a wide and varied cast of amazing characters and the story certainly pays homage to the strength and dedication of women in World War II. Skye is one of the first female ATA pilots and her courage and determination is phenomenal. I also adored the slow burn romance between Skye and Nicholas and their special bond and connection.
I didn’t want this book to to finish and oh my goodness the ending was so very emotional and heartbreaking. Definitely an unforgettable read which you will not be able to put down. A new to me author, with a writing style I enjoyed so much I immediately purchased another one of her novels.
Publication Date: 4 March 2021
Page Count: 497
Genre: Historical Women’s Fiction/Romance
Thank you to the publisher, via Netgalley, for the advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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