New York Times bestselling author Natasha Lesterdelivers an unforgettable story of an orphan turned WWII spy turned fashion icon in Paris—perfect for fans of Kate Quinn and Fiona Davis.
1943. After spearheading several successful advertising campaigns in New York, PR wizard Alix St. Pierre comes to the attention of the U.S. government and finds herself recruited into a fledgling intelligence organization.
Enlisted as a spy, Alix is sent to Europe where she is tasked with getting close to a Nazi who might be willing to help the Allied forces–but there’s also the chance he might be a double agent.
1946. Following the war, Alix moves to Paris and takes a position as head of publicity for the yet-to-be-launched House of Dior. But when a figure from the war reappears and threatens to destroy her future, Alix realizes that only she can right the wrongs of the past and bring him to justice.
The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre is a thrilling, sumptuous work of historical fiction told in three timelines: before, during and after WWII. This completely immersive story takes readers from the dangerous, intrigue-filled rooms in Switzerland where elites of both sides mingled and schemed during the war, to the glamorous halls of the House of Dior in the golden age of French fashion and journalism.
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The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre is a well-written and intriguing historical fiction. As someone who struggles with historical reads, I’m always on the fence about reading one, yet looking for one that will sweep me off my feet. I’m happy to report that The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre was a hit for this reader.
I was intrigued from the very first page and easily got swept up in this story filled with intrigue, danger, war, fashion, and of course romance. You could tell the author put a lot of heart and research into this story and I loved that it was told in three different timelines; before the war, during the war, and after the war. You really get a feel for who Alix is, what her struggles were, and how her life was forever changed.
Overall, I found this book to be a really enjoyable read. It’s not my normal read at all and I’m so glad I took a chance on this book. I can’t wait to discover more of Natasha Lester’s books!
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via Forever Romance, in exchange for an honest review*