Glamour and Espionage: Read an Extract from Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells

Glamour and Espionage: Read an Extract from Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells

Paris was freezing. Even colder than New York. Yvette waited while the young lawyer’s clerk who had met her at the Gare Saint-Lazare patted his pockets and muttered to himself. Monsieur LeBrun was small, neat, and brilliantined, with round black spectacles like bicycle tires framing his dark eyes.

For mercy’s sake, stop fussing and let’s get somewhere warm, she begged him silently. But with such men, one must be patient.

“Ah!” He fished out a paper from an inner coat pocket with an expression of mild triumph. “You will be staying at . . .” He frowned at his itinerary as if it confused him. “The Ritz.”

Yvette nearly dropped her suitcase. “Vraiment?” She peered over LeBrun’s shoulder to check, but there it was in black and white. Louise Dulac had hauled her all the way across the Atlantic to testify at her trial. Knowing the film star, Yvette had not expected simple gratitude, much less accommodation fit for a king…

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      Publisher details

      Sisters of the Resistance
      Author
      Christine Wells
      Publisher
      HarperCollins
      Genre
      Fiction
      Released
      08 June, 2021
      ISBN
      9780063055414

      Synopsis

      Paris, 1944: The war is nearly over, but for members of the Resistance in occupied France, it is more dangerous than ever before. Twenty-five-year-old Gabby Foucher loathes the Nazis, though as the concierge of 10 rue Royale, she does her best to avoid conflict—unlike her bolder sister Yvette, who finds trouble at every turn. Then they are both recruited into the Resistance by Catherine Dior and swept into a treacherous world of spies, fugitives, and intrigue. While Gabby risks everything for the man she is hiding from the Nazis, Yvette must decide whether to trust an enigmatic diplomat who seems to have guessed her secret. As the threat of betrayal draws ever-closer, one slip could mean the deaths of many, and both sisters must make choices they might regret. Paris, 1947: Yvette returns from New York to reunite with Gabby and begin life anew as a mannequin for Dior, who is revolutionizing fashion with the New Look. But first she must discover the truth behind Catherine’s terrible fate, while Gabby finds that there are many kinds of courage, and that love is always worth fighting for.
      Christine Wells
      About the author

      Christine Wells

      Christine Wells worked as a corporate lawyer in a city firm before exchanging contracts and prospectuses for a different kind of fiction. In her novels, she draws on a lifelong love of British history and an abiding fascination for the way laws shape and reflect society. Christine is devoted to big dogs, good coffee, beachside holidays and Antiques Roadshow, but above all to her husband and two sons who live with her in Brisbane.

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