Taking up a new job as a wardrobe mistress, elaborate costumes from whatever scraps of silk and thread survived the blitz under the watchful eye of her employer, Vanessa must use her intuition to create beautiful, with no experience and no budget for supplies, and husband of her oldest friend, Alistair.
The Wardrobe Mistress: A heart-wrenching wartime love story #ad - Will she dare to love a man who can never be hers?what readers are saying about The Wardrobe Mistress:‘Beautifully told, this is a lush, descriptive story about life after World War II’ Cayo Costa, 5 stars‘A journey that will pull your heartstrings and leave a lasting impression. Nik book lover, is just out of sight, 4 stars‘really enjoyed this novel - many layers of intrigue, shadows behind the curtains and never really knowing who, a sumptuous theatre setting and the background of WW2 all make for a complex novel of split personalities, or what, stage left.
Highly recommend this colourful, 5 stars‘it's full of mystery and intrigue, poignant tale to everyone!’ Renita D’Silva, and the characters will surprise you time after time. Goodreads‘betrayal, love, secrets long hidden, hate, war and peace. This was an emotional read filled with intrigue and tension and I really liked how it all came together in the end.
Novel gossip‘i really enjoyed natalie meg evans’s other books and was very excited when I saw The Wardrobe Mistress! There is nothing like losing yourself in a well-written, gripping historical novel.
The Secret Vow: An epic wartime love story set in ParisBookouture #ad - It's dramatic, loving, passionate, sweet and honest… suspenseful and cinematic… The emotion she conjures up is phenomenal. Jthbooks, 5 stars‘katya is a strong and vivacious protagonist … Her love story with Harry is a complicated one but compelling nonetheless. That ending though, that very last line god it tore at my heart… The words mind blowing twist come to mind.
Shaz’s book blog, 5 stars'wow! This was my first time reading this author and this book was so good. I loved the plot, the characters and the style of writing. Loved it! A definite keeper. Goodreads reviewer‘A wonderful book, engaging and entertaining. We follow the heroine, Katya through post war time leaving Russia and traveling to France.
The Secret Vow: An epic wartime love story set in Paris #ad - I loved this book. If she is to rescue her sister, she must first find a way to live… but how, when she’s got no connections and not a centime to her name? Katya gravitates towards the main boulevard, where glittering gowns are hand-sewn for an exclusive clientele. Her survival in this strange and beautiful new city depends on nobody ever discovering who – and what – she is.
Immediately, katya is swept up in the city’s atmosphere. Highly recommended!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars. I love all things Russian and she did not disappoint.
A Gown of Thorns: A gripping novel of romance, intrigue and the secrets of a vintage Parisian dressBookouture #ad - For the love of booksthe dress thief: winner - 2014 festival of romantic fiction's best historical read winner - 2015 public book awards shortlisted - 2015 Romance Writers of America RWA RITA AwardsWhat readers are saying about Natalie Meg Evans’s bestselling novels:‘The Dress Thief sweeps readers into the heart of Paris during the rise of the fashion industry… one to be savoured for its wonderfully rich descriptions and details.
The great historical fiction Review ‘An amazing look into couture Paris of the 1930's. Within the french dordogne valley, hangs a beautiful silk gown – what heartbreaking secrets does it possess? From the multi-award winning and bestselling author, beyond the rolling vineyards and inside an ancient château, comes a bittersweet romantic story.
And i was utterly charmed by the story's delectable heroine, as she struggled to make her mark in this seductive but perilous world. Margaret leroy 'A truly accomplished and delicious debut novel. Laurie graham'a fascinating evocation of a great fashion house and the knife-edge the designers live on. She awakes to find charismatic local landowner Laurent standing over her.
A Gown of Thorns: A gripping novel of romance, intrigue and the secrets of a vintage Parisian dress #ad - Shauna is sure the dress and her dream are linked, and as Laurent begins to talk of his grandfather’s midnight missions during the German occupation, she wonders if he can help her untangle this intriguing message from the past. A gown of thorns draws you into a richly evocative world steeped in secrets that will mesmerize fans of Rachel Hauck’s The Wedding Dress, Kristen Hannah’s The Nightingale and Adriani Trigiani.
One gown feels unsettlingly familiar.
The Milliner's Secret: An epic and heart-wrenching love story set in wartime ParisBookouture #ad - Londoner cora masson has reinvented herself as Coralie de Lirac, fabricating an aristocratic background to launch herself as a fashionable milliner. Natalie meg Evans is a born storyteller. Sara craven‘a charming novel that totally transported me to the Paris fashion houses of the late 1930s. Trip Fiction.
I loved the setting in 1930s Paris - a place of intrigue, exquisite silk frocks, and dangerous secrets. Fresh and exuberant and full of authentic detail. Rosanna ley'mostly set in Paris during German occupation, it provides a very entertaining story. It is a story of mystery, romance, friendship and the everyday struggles of life.
The Milliner's Secret: An epic and heart-wrenching love story set in wartime Paris #ad - Love, danger, lies, secrets, hat making, spies, plagiarism, adultery, intrigue, and abuse come together to make this a story you will long remember. Can't wait for more of this author. Nik book lover'I loved this story. The way that cora grows from a self-centered young girl into a strong, independent woman had me reading late into the night' The Book Lover's Best Friend The Dress Thief:WINNER - 2014 Festival of Romantic Fiction's Best Historical ReadWINNER - 2015 Public Book Awards.
Shortlisted - 2015 romance writers of america rwa rita awardsWhat reviewers are saying about Natalie Meg Evans…‘The Dress Thief goes way beyond a story of Parisian fashion.
The Dress Thief: A gripping novel of fashion, secrets and intrigue in 1930's ParisBookouture #ad - Shortlisted - 2015 romance Writers of America RWA RITA Awards. What reviewers are saying about The Dress Thief…‘The Dress Thief goes way beyond a story of Parisian fashion. Natalie meg evans is a born storyteller' Sara Craven‘A charming novel that totally transported me to the Paris fashion houses of the late 1930s.
Trip fiction'rich in detail, this is a pacy and engaging read, beautiful clothes and romance' Sunday Mirror'I loved this story, the way that Cora grows from a self centered young girl into a strong, full of cloak and dagger intrigue, independent woman who had me reading late into the night. Books for Avid Readers.
The Dress Thief: A gripping novel of fashion, secrets and intrigue in 1930's Paris #ad - A hidden sketchbook and two minutes inside Hermès is all she needs to create a perfect replica, to be whisked off to production in New York. But when a mystery from her past resurfaces and a chance meeting has her falling into the arms of a handsome English war reporter, Alix learns that the slightest misstep - or misplaced trust - could be all it takes for her life to begin falling apart at the seams.
Winner - 2014 festival of Romantic Fiction's Best Historical Read. Winner - festival of romantic fiction's best historical read and usa Today Bestselling authorA modern tale of desire and deception set in the world of 1930s Parisian haute couture – perfect for fans of The Perfume Collector or The Paris Wife.
Alix gower has a dream: to join the ranks of Coco Chanel to become a designer in the high-stakes world of Parisian haute couture. Knowing this could be her only opportunity, Alix accepts the arrangement. Then alix is given her big break - a chance to finally realize her dream in one of the most prominent Parisian fashion houses - but at the price of copying the breakthrough Spring Collection.
The Paris Girl: A beautiful, heart-wrenching love story set in 1920s ParisBookouture #ad - As tatiana’s situation becomes ever more desperate, she crosses paths with an unlikely guardian angel. Serious, dark-haired regan dortmeyer is an American in Paris – a war photographer running from his own hard knocks in Hell’s Kitchen, New York. The plot and style are rich in historical detail and the Paris of the 1920s is beautifully realistic.
Excellent character depiction, plus an exciting storyline makes for a roaring success. Natalie meg evans has a way with words!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars‘Natalie Meg Evans writes the best books about Paris. With the sainte-vierge heirloom ruby sparkling on her finger, Tatiana feels as though she should be happy.
Hidden beneath their genteel exteriors, Gerard and his brother have a secret darker side, and her darling fiancé will gladly ruin Tatiana’s life to save his own reputation. Perfect for fans of Chanel Cleeton, Kathleen Tessaro and The Alice Network. What readers are saying about The Paris Girl:‘A beautifully written novel by an extremely talented writer.
The Paris Girl: A beautiful, heart-wrenching love story set in 1920s Paris #ad - Tatiana vytenis has worked hard to leave her past behind. There is a lot of emotion in this book… the paris Girl is an impressive, almost epic saga of love and loss and I hope to read more from this author soon!’ LoopyLouLaura. Once a ruined russian princess in hiding, if occasionally overbearing, she is now a sought-after model and engaged to Gérard de Sainte-Vierge – a handsome, aristocrat.
Broken Faces: A story of love, betrayal and hopeGreen Shutter Books #ad - Bookmada spectacularly powerful book. Lady alexandra baldwyn is stifled by her claustrophobic life of privilege at Somerton Hall. When one of the men suffers a life-changing injury and is admitted to her ward she discovers that her heartache has only just begun. Spanning the 1914-18 war broken Faces is the story of four friends and their fight for survival.
Good housekeeping magazinespent most of my weekend quite mesmerized by this lovely book. When meredith discovers that Charles has been unfaithful to her, she races to Freddie’s home in Jersey for consolation. It’s only when the two men are fighting for survival in the trenches of Northern France that Charles discovers their betrayal.
Broken Faces: A story of love, betrayal and hope #ad - Heartbroken, meredith joins the Voluntary Aid Detachment and is posted to nurse at a hospital in Amiens. 1914. She pleads with her parents to let her become a nurse in France, but her father refuses to sign the necessary papers and she must be content with driving ambulances in London. Freddie is secretly in love with Charles's fiancée, Meredith Sutton.
Top 500 reviewer vine voicefans of guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will enjoy. She is desperate to escape the confines of her family's stately home and do her bit for the war effort like her brother Charles and his best friend, Freddie Chevalier. Brook cottage books.
The ParisiansLake Union Publishing #ad - The opulent old hotel, so loved by Parisians, is now full of swaggering officers, their minions and their mistresses. For american olivia olsen, working as a chambermaid at the hotel means denying her nationality and living a lie, every day bringing the danger of discovery closer. In occupied paris, one woman risks everything to help bring down the Nazis.
The Parisians #ad - Paris, 1940 The nazis have occupied the city—and the Ritz. For in the shadow of war, is anyone truly safe? When hitler’s right-hand man moves in and makes her his pet, she sees an opportunity to help the resistance—and draw closer to Jack, whose brusque instructions may be a shield for something more…Within the hotel, her contact, one of France’s best-loved actresses, while Arletty, famed designer Coco Chanel quickly learns that the new regime could work to her benefit, shocks those around her—and herself—with a forbidden love.
But as the war reaches its terrible end, all three women learn the true price of their proximity to the enemy.
Cry of the Heart: A World War II Novel#ad - A young jewish woman, begs her to take care of her four year old boy, fleeing from the authorities, David. Almost without thinking, Viviane agrees. Viviane’s life is never the same again. The challenge for them now is to survive. The peril for jews and for those, like Viviane, who hide them, appears overwhelming.
She fabricates a story to explain how David came to be with her and must tip-toe around the suspicions of her neighbours, her friends and most of all her mother and sister. She gave away her child to save his life. She and her husband, particularly an American woman, find allies in unlikely places, Alain, Dorothy Pine.
Cry of the Heart: A World War II Novel #ad - But then, the world crashes around them. With them come the SS and the Gestapo. Threatened by allied military success, Hitler sends the German army to occupy the south of France. Another woman took him in, at risk to herself. Viviane renaud is a young mother living on the French Riviera in the Second World War.
Times are hard but she is not the sort to be dismayed by circumstances. One day her life changes forever.
The Soldier's Girl: A gripping, heart-breaking World War 2 historical novelBookouture #ad - But will it put both the men she loves into terrible danger?A beautifully written, heart-wrenching and unforgettable tale of love and loss in a time of war. Highly recommend!’ netgalley reviewer, so brilliantly narrated, 5 stars what readers are saying about Sharon Maas: ‘Wow! … Such a powerful story, in such a way that you feel part of it all and are left bereft when it is finished … I LOVED this story so much.
Perfect for fans of the letter by kathryn hughes, the nightingale by kristin hannah and all the light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrWhat readers are saying about The Soldier’s Girl: ‘The Soldier's Girl is a gripping and heart wrenching read that I couldn't tear myself away from… A moving and at times touching read that will stay with me for some time.
By the letter book reviews‘this book brought tears to my eyes and every chapter was a new twist to the story… I could not stop reading this book and I know everyone is sure to love it. The lovely library‘the soldier’s Girl is a captivating, historical fiction novel… I was wholly engrossed until the very end.
The Soldier's Girl: A gripping, heart-breaking World War 2 historical novel #ad - Write escape‘i loved this book a wonderful and heartbreaking tale which drew me in; it has strong characters and a beautiful story’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘A fantastic book. Wonderful … truly stunning … I can highly recommend this book. Goodreads Reviewer. I also loved reading about the Alsace Region.
I loved this book.
Where Daffodils Bloom: Based on a True Story of Courage and Commitment During WWIIInk River Press #ad - In a tiny town on the coast of Lancashire, Lily Brown is trying to hold her world together. With england in the throes of world war ii, her alcoholic father a prisoner overseas, and her mother struggling to make ends meet, she is convinced marrying her wealthy suitor is the best way to take care of her family.
Where Daffodils Bloom: Based on a True Story of Courage and Commitment During WWII #ad - Until a blue-eyed American soldier turns her life upside-down. Based on a true story, this beautifully researched biographical novel follows Lily’s journey as she finds herself torn between the country she loves and the man who has stolen her heart. Haunted by dark memories, and faced with a future nothing like what she expected, afraid of putting aside her own plans, will she find the courage to forge a new life in America?Or will she let her fears—and the past she can’t let go of—destroy her chance for happiness with the man who adores her?