The Dressmaker's Gift

The Dressmaker's Gift

A Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller. From the bestselling author of The Beekeeper’s Promise comes a gripping story of three young women faced with impossible choices. How will history – and their families – judge them? Paris, 1940. With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can. But all three are...

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Title:The Dressmaker's Gift
Author:Fiona Valpy
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Edition Language:English

The Dressmaker's Gift Reviews

  • Amanda Williams
    A hauntingly beautiful story. This book was completely immersive and really transports you back through time. It's rare I read wartime stories that actually depict everything how it actually was rather than romanticizing everything. Very down to earth book with relatable characters....
  • Karren  Sandercock
    Thanks to NetGalley, Amazon Publishing UK and Fiona Valpy for my copy of her new book: The Dressmaker's Gift. I have read her previous book: The Beekeeper's Promise and I loved it.Paris, 1940. The city is occupied by the Nazis, three young French seamstresses Claire, Mireille and Vivienne are kept b...
  • Paige
    3.5 starsThis novel follows other modern historical fiction trends: the modern-day character, Harriet, finds an old photograph in box that shows her grandmother as a young lady with two other girls, and Harriet then makes it her goal to uncover the past of her familial history concerning her grandmo...
  • Vicki Willis
    This was a historical fiction book set during WW2 in France. There was a MC who was in current time trying to find out about her grandmother. Her grandmother was one of 3 young women living in France during WW2. I found the background about fashion and dressmaking very interesting. The portion of th...
  • Amanda
    Fantastic with one small noteFantastic book. It was gripping and suspenseful, painful and emotional, uplifting and allegorical for the times. My one note is that the story of the three seamstresses is set up to be revealed to Harriet through some letters. I don’t want to say any spoilers so I...
  • Ankit Garg
    The Dressmaker's Gift by Fiona Valpy is a must read historical fiction novel.It follows the common trend most of the novels in this genre are following - a young protagonist trying to discover their familial history and uncover their roots. The plot is cliched at times, yet the execution makes the j...
  • Marian
    Making the hand rocking motion.The grandmothers' story was interesting and good. The granddaughter's story was not so interesting, and the coincidences required a suspension of disbelief beyond what I could muster. Also, the granddaughter was, well, kind of annoying and weak through most of the book...
  • Jackie
    Dissenting opinionI picked this free book through the Amazon First Reads program (or something like that). I love stories set in WWII and I am always looking to read something from a different angle. I enjoy books that move back and forth in time and reading about a character in the present discover...

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