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The Paris Seamstress

Transporting, Twisting, the Most Heartbreaking Novel You'll Read This Year

By Natasha Lester

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How much will Estella sacrifice to make her mark? Epic and sweeping historical fiction perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley, Kate Furnivall and Penny Vincenzi.

**THE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER is now available to pre-order in ebook**

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

'Fascinating and impeccably researched' GILL PAUL
'A fantastically engrossing story. I love it' KELLY RIMMER
'A beautiful story in every way' THE LADY
'Intrigue, heartbreak... I cannot tell you how much I loved this book' RACHEL BURTON
One of the MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR - Publishers Weekly

Crossing generations, society's boundaries and international turmoil, The Paris Seamstress is a beguiling, transporting story perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley, Kate Furnivall and Penny Vincenzi.
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What must Estella sacrifice to make her mark?

1940: Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee France as the Germans advance. She is bound for Manhattan with a few francs, one suitcase, her sewing machine and a dream: to have her own atelier.

2015: Australian curator Fabienne Bissette journeys to the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her beloved grandmother's work - one of the world's leading designers of ready-to-wear. But as Fabienne learns more about her grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and secrets - and the sacrifices made for love.


MORE PRAISE FOR NATASHA LESTER...

'If you enjoy historical fiction (and even if you don't) you will love this book' Sally Hepworth
'A gorgeously rich and romantic novel' Kate Forsyth
'Stunning . . . Will have you captivated' Liz Byrski
'This romance will have you enchanted' Woman's Day
'Natasha Lester is our generation's Louisa May Alcott' Tess Woods
'What a GEM!' Sara Foster
'Natasha Lester brings bold, brave women to life' Courier Mail
'I love this book' Rachael Johns
'Exquisite!' Vanessa Carnevale
'Engaging' Herald Sun
'An essential addition to Australian fiction' AusRomToday
'Utterly compelling' Good Reading
'Emotion that will touch your heart and soul deeply' Jodi Gibson
'Fascinating, evocative and meticulously researched' Annabel Abbs
'Entertaining and provocative' Perth Festival
'Lester has woven a fine, original story of everlasting quality.' BetterReading
'A captivating tale' Daily Examiner
'A delightful and multi-faceted romp through the jazz era' Natalie Salvo
'Excellent historical fiction' The Book Muse
'You will love this even if you're not a regular reader of historical fiction' Jess Just Reads
'Storytelling at its finest' Great Reads & Tea Leaves

Biographical Notes

Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive for L'Oréal, managing the Maybelline brand, before returning to university to study creative writing. She completed a Master of Creative Arts and has written several novels including A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald, Her Mother's Secret and The Paris Seamstress. Her sixth novel, The French Photographer, will be published in April 2019.

In her spare time Natasha loves to teach writing, is a sought after public speaker and can often be found playing dress-up with her three children. She lives in Perth.

For all the latest news from Natasha visit:
www.natashalester.com.au
Twitter: @Natasha_Lester
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  • ISBN: 9780751573060
  • Publication date: 27 Mar 2018
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  • Imprint: Sphere
A fascinating and impeccably researched evocation of the New York fashion world during World War Two... and some divine-sounding dresses! — Gill Paul
A fantastically engrossing story. I loved it. — Kelly Rimmer
Intrigue, heartbreak and, ultimately not one, but two heart stopping love stories. I cannot tell you how much I loved this book and I cannot recommend it enough. — Rachel Burton, author of The Things We Need To Say
A gorgeously rich and romantic novel about young women finding their way in the world. — Kate Forsyth, bestselling author of Bitter Greens
If you're looking for a swoon-worthy romance, then The Paris Seamstress is for you . . . fans of historical romance will eat this one up. — Refinery29
This rich, memorable novel unfolds beautifully from start to finish. — Publishers Weekly
A beautiful story in every way. — The Lady
A family drama set against a background of international conflict... The glamorous backdrop of the fashion industry provides a rich, colourful setting for much of the action and contrasts starkly with Paris in wartime, where this dramatic story begins. — People's Friend *****
Whisks you to a dreamy other place — Yours
Many novels have brought me to tears, as did this. But The Paris Seamstress was different. It is such a deep and profound emotion that Lester evokes within as you read the last few chapters. Emotion that will touch your heart and soul deeply, leaving you having to almost catch your breath. — Jodi Gibson
[Natasha Lester] deftly weaves real characters, events, places and a love of fashion into her captivating tale. — Herald Sun
Fascinating, evocative and meticulously researched. — Annabel Abbs, author of Frieda
Crossing generations, societal boundaries and international turmoil, The Paris Seamstress is Lester at her most entertaining and provocative. — Perth Festival
It's the emotional power in her writing that makes everything seem real, the love, the courage, the drama, the friendships and the romances. Like a wonderful piece of French haute couture, Lester has woven a fine, original story of everlasting quality. — BetterReading
Crossing generations, society's boundaries and international turmoil, The Paris Seamstress is the beguiling, transporting story of the special relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter as they attempt to heal the heartache of the past. — femail (online)
Estella is a brilliant designer, with chutzpah, verve and spirit. The novel hums with her energy. — The Weekly Times
Natasha Lester brings bold, brave women to life — Courier Mail
A captivating tale. — Daily Examiner
Excellent historical fiction. — The Book Muse
You will love this even if you're not a regular reader of historical fiction... [The Paris Seamstress] is about two women who are following their dreams, just trying to make their way in the world. — Jess Just Reads
Do yourself a favour, escape to Paris with Estella... storytelling at its finest. I simply cannot wait to see what Natasha will come up with next. — Great Reads & Tea Leaves
I loved the characters, I loved the tension and the heart ache, the unveiling of the secrets bit by bit, and the twists and turns that I didn't see coming. — Theresa Smith Writes
A tale of fashion and the building of empires, of war and its ravages, of love and lunacy and strength and resilience, and friendship that lasts a lifetime. — Beauty and Lace
A deeply emotional book that is heartbreaking, while being filled with courage and love — Reading Writing and Riesling
Fierce and passionate with strong men and, most importantly, strong and independent women. — Seeing the Lighter Side
The Paris Seamstress is the first book of Natasha Lester's that I've had the pleasure of reading, and it definitely won't be the last. This book was beautifully written and the characters have such rich history! — The Girly Book Club
When I read the description of [The Paris Seamstress], immediately I thought of Kate Morton's books and I wasn't disappointed. — The Fancy Nerds
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**THE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER is now available to pre-order in ebook**PRAISE FOR NATASHA LESTER...'A fantastically engrossing story. I love it' KELLY RIMMER'Intrigue, heartbreak... I cannot tell you how much I loved this book' RACHEL BURTON'A gorgeously rich and romantic novel' KATE FORSYTHA Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald is a deliciously evocative love story of a small-town girl with big ambitions in 1920s New York. Perfect for fans of The Paris Wife, Gill Paul, Kate Furnivall and Penny Vincenzi.***It's the Roaring Twenties in the Manhattan of gin, jazz and prosperity. Women wear makeup and hitched hemlines and enjoy a new freedom to vote and work. Not so for Evelyn Lockhart, who is forbidden from pursuing her passion to become one of the first female doctors. Chasing her dream will mean turning her back on her family: her competitive sister, Viola; her conservative parents; and the childhood best friend she is expected to marry, Charlie. In a desperate attempt to support herself through Columbia University's medical school, Evie auditions for the infamous late-night Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway. But if she gets the part, what will it mean for her fledgling relationship with Upper East Side banker Thomas Whitman - a man Evie thinks she could fall in love with, if only she lived a life less scandalous . . . Captivating, heartwarming, and inspiring A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald stars a young woman ahead of her time amid the fragile hearts and glamour of Jazz Age New York.MORE PRAISE FOR NATASHA LESTER...'If you enjoy historical fiction (and even if you don't) you will love this book' Sally Hepworth'Stunning . . . Will have you captivated' Liz Byrski'This romance will have you enchanted' Woman's Day'Natasha Lester is our generation's Louisa May Alcott' Tess Woods'What a GEM!' Sara Foster'Natasha Lester brings bold, brave women to life' Courier Mail 'I love this book' Rachael Johns'Exquisite!' Vanessa Carnevale'Engaging' Herald Sun'An essential addition to Australian fiction' AusRomToday'Utterly compelling' Good Reading 'Emotion that will touch your heart and soul deeply' Jodi Gibson 'Fascinating, evocative and meticulously researched' Annabel Abbs'Entertaining and provocative' Perth Festival 'Lester has woven a fine, original story of everlasting quality.' BetterReading 'A captivating tale' Daily Examiner 'A delightful and multi-faceted romp through the jazz era' Natalie Salvo 'Excellent historical fiction' The Book Muse 'You will love this even if you're not a regular reader of historical fiction' Jess Just Reads 'Storytelling at its finest' Great Reads & Tea Leaves

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