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The Paris Seamstress


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Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive for L'Oreal, 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:
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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
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
A fantastic read to keep you going for the rest of the summer -- Charlotte Betts

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