Review: The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre

Synopsis:

A compelling and lavish novel from the NYT bestselling author about a young woman striving to forget her part in the war by building life anew as the publicist at the just-launching House of Dior in Paris

1943. After spearheading several successful advertising campaigns in New York, PR wizard Alix St Pierre comes to the attention of the US government and finds herself recruited into a fledgling intelligence organisation.
Enlisted as a spy, Alix is sent to Europe where she is tasked with getting close to a Nazi who might be willing to help the Allied forces – but there’s also the chance he might be a double agent.

1946. Following the war, Alix moves to Paris to run the Service de la Presse for the yet-to-be-launched House of Christian Dior. But when a figure from the war reappears and threatens to destroy her future, Alix realises that only she can right the wrongs of the past and bring him to justice.

The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre is a thrilling, sumptuous work of historical fiction told in three timelines: before, during and after WWII. This completely immersive story takes readers from the dangerous, intrigue-filled rooms in Switzerland where elites of both sides mingled and schemed during the war, to the glamorous halls of the House of Dior in the golden age of French fashion and journalism. 

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre by Natasha Lester is one phenomenal rollercoaster ride. I traveled to before, to, and after World War II. This stunning tale captured so much. It is well-written and captures the period perfectly. I felt as those I lived the lives of Alix St. Pierre instead of reading about it. Action-packed, dangerous, heartfelt, and engaging, this book held my undivided attention. Alix is a talented female character. She is strong, independent, and smart. These traits made her likable. First, Natasha Lester captures my intrigue. Then, she captures my interest in the historical events. Last, she captures my heart with her characters. This was an unbelievable journey within two others. Want an accurate portrayal of history yet be entertained at the same time? Then, I highly suggest reading this brilliant novel.

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