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A Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, andCharts bestsellerFrom the bestselling author of The Beekeepers Promise comes a gripping story of three young women faced with impossible choices How will history and their families judge them Paris,With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can But all three are hiding secrets War scarred Mireille is fighting with the Resistance Claire has been seduced by a German officer and Viviennes involvement is something she cant reveal to either of themTwo generations later, Claires English granddaughter Harriet arrives in Paris, rootless and adrift, desperate to find a connection with her past Living and working in the same building on the Rue Cardinale, she learns the truth about her grandmother and herself and unravels a family history that is darker andpainful than she ever imaginedIn wartime, the three seamstresses face impossible choices when their secret activities put them in grave danger Brought together by loyalty, threatened by betrayal, can they survive historys darkest era without being torn apart Fiona Valpy spent seven years living in France, having moved there from the UK inShe and her family renovated an old, rambling farmhouse in the Bordeaux winelands, during which time she developed new found skills in cement mixing, interior decorating and wine tastingAll of these inspirations, along with a love for the place, the people and their history, have found their way into the books shes written, which have been translated into French, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Italian, Czech, Turkish, Lithuanian and SlovenianFiona now lives in Scotland, but enjoys regular visits to France in search of the sun

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