The Dressmaker's Gift by Fiona Valpy-233 pages(2019)
Paris, 1940. With the city involved by the Nazis, three youthful sewers approach their ordinary lives admirably well. In any case, every one of the three are concealing mysteries. War-scarred Mireille is battling with the Resistance; Claire has been allured by a German official; and Vivienne's contribution is something she can't uncover to both of them.
Two ages later, Claire's English granddaughter Harriet shows up in Paris, rootless and unfastened, edgy to discover an association with her past. Living and working in a similar structure on the Rue Cardinale, she learns reality with regards to her grandma – and herself – and unwinds a family ancestry that is darker and more excruciating than she at any point envisioned.
In wartime, the three needle workers face inconceivable decisions when their mystery exercises put them in grave peril. United by faithfulness, undermined by disloyalty, would they be able to endure history's darkest time without being destroyed?