The Paris Seamstress: Transporting, Twisting, the Most Heartbreaking Novel You’ll Read This Year by Natasha Lester
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What a phenomenal and luring page turner. I knew this novel would be a wonderful journey, but I didn’t expect to enjoy it so much. A secret on top of a secret on top of a secret! Wow, I was turning pages so fast – I thought it would catch fire!
One fatal night, innocent but courageous Estella finds herself in a dark alley where she stumbles upon her dying family friend and employee, who uses his last breathe to instruct Estella to deliver the documents to a British spy in order to save their beloved Paris from German attack. Estella follows the orders, and at the same time places herself in a big danger. Hours after her encounter with Alex, Estella is being placed on the train that whisks her away to the boat that eventually takes her to a new life in the city of all immigrants – New York. Estella expected many things and changes to happen to her once she arrived in New York, but she never expected to run into her very own identical twin. Intrigued yet?
The book goes back and forth between Estella (past) and Fabianne’s (present) stories. The very main character that holds all the cards together (until the last chapter) is Estella. The main story of the novel originally starts with an incident that takes place during the early 1900s that cause an initial chain reaction of secrets that will last over 100 years.
Thank you, NetGalley, Natasha Lester and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for a free copy of this amazing book!