“With true-life characters, detailed descriptions, and a strong sense of place, she celebrates the glamour of Dior without shying away from the horrors endured by Italian partisans during Nazi occupation. For readers who enjoyed Code Name Hélène…or Resistance Women.”
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of The Paris Seamstress, The Paris Orphan, and The Paris Secret, Natasha Lester brings us a fascinating tale of another daring woman in THE THREE LIVES OF ALIX ST. PIERRE (Grand Central/Forever). An orphan turned WWII spy turned fashion icon in Paris, Alix St. Pierre is an unforgettable name for an unforgettable woman.
Alix grew up surrounded by wealth, but, as an orphan, never truly felt part of that world. In 1943, with WWII raging and men headed overseas to fight, Alix lands a publicity job to recruit women into the workforce. Her skills—persuasion, daring, quick-witted under pressure—catch the attention of the U.S. government and she finds herself with an even bigger assignment: as a spy in Switzerland. Soon Alix is working with the Italian partisans Nazi resistance movement and is forced to rely on her German informant. After an Allied victory that didn’t come nearly soon enough, Alix moves to Paris, ready to immerse herself in a new position as director of publicity for the yet-to-be-launched House of Dior during the golden age of fashion journalism. In the glamorous halls of the French fashion house, Alix can nearly forget everything she lost and the dangerous secret she still carries. But when a figure from the war reappears and threatens to destroy her future, Alix realizes that only she can right the wrongs of the past… and bring him to justice.
Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive for L’Oreal before penning the New York Times and internationally bestselling novel The Paris Orphan. She is also the author of the USA Today bestseller The Paris Seamstress as well as several other historical fiction novels including The Riviera House, Her Mother’s Secret and A Kiss from Mr. Fitzgerald.
When she’s not writing, she loves collecting vintage fashion, traveling, reading, practicing yoga, and playing with her three children. Natasha lives in Perth, Western Australia.
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Praise for THE THREE LIVES OF ALIX ST. PIERRE
“The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre braids espionage, fashion, and a broken-but-unbowed heroine together into one fascinating tale. Natasha Lester weaves a triple-stranded delight!”
—Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Diamond Eye
“Natasha Lester has done it again with this sumptuously written page-turner! Alix St. Pierre is
everything that makes an admirable heroine – independent, plucky, and clever as the story
spans from the fashionable world of Dior in Paris to the fascinating intrigue of international
espionage in neutral Switzerland. The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre is a captivating novel that
readers will absolutely adore.”
—Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London
“Natasha Lester has expertly woven a brilliant heroine who is as brave in the fashion world as
she is spying on the enemy. From page one, I was completely captivated by her daring and
enamored with the glamour of Paris fashion. Unputdownable!”
—Eliza Knight, USA Today bestselling author of The Mayfair Bookshop
“Natasha Lester weaves an intricate plot of espionage and revenge around fascinating true facts
about the war and its aftermath. A thrilling read.”
―Ruth Druart, author of While Paris Slept
“An enthralling page turner! Luxuriant and opulent, just like Dior’s glorious gowns.”
―Tania Blanchard, author of The Girl from Munich
“Sparkling and complex, like vintage champagne. In The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre, Natasha
Lester gives us a brilliant, fascinating and multi-layered heroine whose dangerous past as a spy
in World War II comes to threaten her future in glamorous post-war Paris. Lester’s masterful
storytelling held me enthralled from the first page!”
―Christine Wells, author of Sisters of the Resistance