London,1937. A talented young woman travels to Paris with a stranger. The promise of an exciting career as a milliner beckons, but she is about to fall in love with the enemy…
Londoner Cora Masson has reinvented herself as Coralie de Lirac, fabricating an aristocratic background to launch herself as a fashionable milliner. When the Nazis invade, the influence of a high-ranking lover, Dietrich, saves her business. But while Coralie retains her position as designer to a style-hungry elite, Paris is approaching its darkest hour.
Faced with the cruel reality of war and love, Coralie must make a difficult choice – protect herself or find the courage to fight for her friends, her freedom and everything she believes in.
A breathtakingly beautiful and evocative tale for readers of The Book Thief, One Lavender Ribbon, andSuite Francaise.
‘Fresh and exuberant and full of authentic detail.’ Rosanna Ley
‘Mostly set in Paris during German occupation, it provides a very entertaining story. Love, intrigue, secrets, lies, adultery, plagiarism, spies, hat making, danger, and abuse come together to make this a story you will long remember. I definitely recommend this book.’ Book Likes
‘Another awesome book from Natalie Meg Evans! Love, love, love this author! Cora’s story is all her own and just as exciting. 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 Read
WINNER – 2015 Public Book Awards.
Shortlisted – 2015 Romance Writers of America (RWA) RITA Awards
What reviewers are saying about Natalie Meg Evans…
‘The Dress Thief goes way beyond a story of Parisian fashion. It is a story of mystery, romance, friendship and the everyday struggles of life. Right from the start this book will grip hold of you and draw you into Alix’s story and it won’t let you go till the very last page…’ That Thing She Reads
‘A delicious treat of a novel. I loved the setting in 1930s Paris – a place of intrigue, exquisite silk frocks, and dangerous secrets. 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 fascinating evocation of a great fashion house and the knife-edge the designers live on. 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