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A wartime legacy. A lost love. A friendship to last a lifetime . . .

‘A meticulously researched novel about the lengths people will go to protect one another, and a love that lasts a lifetime . . . an extraordinary book’ Marie Claire

A decades old secret . . .

When Kat Jourdan discovers a priceless collection of Dior gowns hidden in her grandmother’s remote cottage, she delves into the mystery of their origin, determined to know more about her beloved grandmother’s secret past.

An unspeakable betrayal . . .

In England, 1939, talented pilot Skye Penrose is flying for the Royal Air Force. She soon meets a mysterious Frenchwoman named Margaux Jourdan, and with her is Catherine Dior, the sister of the renowned designer. Together, they have no idea of the danger that lies ahead . . .

Three women bound forever by war.

As Kat attempts to solve the mystery of the past, her grandmother’s hidden life comes to light. But could it be that some secrets are best left buried?

Set between Europe’s war-torn past and the present day, The Paris Secret is an unforgettable story of love and sacrifice. Perfect for fans of Kate Furnivall, Lucinda Riley and Tracy Rees.


GILL PAUL, bestselling author of The Secret Wife

‘An emotional and sweeping tale’
CHANEL CLEETON, bestselling author of Next Year in Havana

‘A splendid, breathtaking novel, full of mystery and passion…a must read!’
JEANNE MACKIN, author of The Last Collection


An emotional and sweeping tale... Rich detail, compelling characters, and an interwoven dual timeline make this an engrossing read for historical fiction fans
Chanel Cleeton (bestselling author of Next Year in Havana), on The French Photographer
A splendid, breathtaking novel, full of mystery and passion...a must read!
Jeanne Mackin, on The French Photographer
Lester has often been compared to author Kate Morton but with this novel, Lester's fourth, she has come into her own
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney), on The French Photographer
A fascinating and impeccably researched evocation of the New York fashion world during World War Two... and some divine-sounding dresses!
Gill Paul, on The Paris Seamstress
A fantastically engrossing story. I loved it.
Kelly Rimmer, on The Paris Seamstress
This rich, memorable novel unfolds beautifully from start to finish.
Publishers Weekly, on The Paris Seamstress
An enchanting read.
Woman’s Weekly