Author: Natasha Lester
Started: December 7, 2022
Finished: December 15, 2022
Alix St. Pierre has led three lives: before, during, and after WWII. Throughout her three lives, she has faced adversity head-on. When she is orphaned as a young woman and must figure out how to not depend on the family who has taken her in. When she is a public relations work as an adult she is recruited by the Allied forces to help in their Intelligence Division. After the war, Alix has a life that finally helps her deal with the guilt of things that occurred during the war.
Alix St. Pierre was inspired by a female spy named Mary Smith who worked in Switzerland during WWII as she imagines Alix would have. In classic Natasha Lester writing, she includes the fact that Dior's original couture house had mainly female employees and she has included Alix in that number. Lester is also sure to put St. Pierre in some of Dior's most beautiful gowns that I was compelled to look up on Google so I could envision the dress while reading. I always enjoy a book that gets me researching. This is a good solid historical fiction with many twists and turns.