By Natalie Meg Evans
Shauna Vincent arrives within the attractive French village of Chemignac, to au pair for the grandchildren of an outdated good friend. As she starts to discover her new domestic, she discovers a locked tower room hiding a treasure trove of beautiful classic clothes. One costume feels unsettlingly familiar.
When Shauna falls asleep one afternoon in a valley packed with birdsong, she has an odd dream of an plane circling threateningly overhead. She awakes to discover charismatic neighborhood landowner Laurent status over her.
Shauna is bound the costume and her dream are associated, and as Laurent starts to speak of his grandfather’s hour of darkness missions in the course of the German profession, she wonders if he can assist her untangle this exciting message from the past.
A dress of Thorns attracts you right into a richly evocative international steeped in secrets and techniques that might mesmerize enthusiasts of Rachel Hauck’s The marriage ceremony Dress, Kristen Hannah’s The Nightingale and Adriani Trigiani.
'Natalie's books are a treasure trove of bright, brilliant tales, memorable characters and pacy writing!’ Tracy Rees, bestselling writer of Amy Snow
'Travelling among modern-day and global warfare II, Evans conjures up the beauty and tragedy of an previous era'. For the affection of Books
The costume Thief:
WINNER - 2014 pageant of Romantic Fiction's top old learn
WINNER - 2015 Public ebook Awards
Shortlisted - 2015 Romance Writers of the US (RWA) RITA Awards
What readers are announcing approximately Natalie Meg Evans’s bestselling novels:
‘The costume Thief sweeps readers into the center of Paris through the upward push of the style undefined… one to be savoured for its splendidly wealthy descriptions and details.’ The nice ancient Fiction Review
‘An extraordinary look at couture Paris of the 1930's. Natalie Meg Evans has woven, just like the tapestry of a pretty textile, amazingly different characters that might beguile you with their faults and their makes an attempt at redemption.’ Ask A Bookworm
‘The gown Thief is going manner past a narrative of Parisian type. it's a tale of puzzle, romance, friendship and the typical struggles of lifestyles. Right from the beginning this ebook will grip carry of you and draw you into Alix’s tale and it won’t allow you to move until eventually the final page…’ That factor She Reads
'A scrumptious deal with of a novel. I enjoyed the atmosphere in Nineteen Thirties Paris - a spot of intrigue, beautiful silk frocks, and unsafe secrets and techniques. and that i was once totally charmed by way of the story's delectable heroine, as she struggled to make her mark during this seductive yet perilous world.' Margaret Leroy
'A truly entire and delicious debut novel.' Laurie Graham
'A interesting evocation of an excellent type house and the knife-edge the designers live to tell the tale. Natalie Meg Evans is a born storyteller.' Sara Craven
‘A charming novel that absolutely transported me to the Paris style homes of the past due 1930s.’ Trip Fiction
'Rich intimately, this can be a pacy and fascinating read,full of cloak and dagger intrigue, attractive outfits and romance.' Sunday Mirror
'I enjoyed this story, the way in which that Cora grows from a self headquartered younger woman right into a robust, self sufficient lady who had me analyzing overdue into the night.' Books for Avid Readers
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