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Sisters of the Resistance – an engaging WWII story filled with intrigue, romance and haute couture.

Yvette and Gabby Foucher are sisters who aided the French Resistance during World War II. The story begins in 1947 when Yvette returns to Paris to testify at the trial of a famous film star accused of war crimes. Yvette has been living in New York City and harbors so much guilt about some of her actions during the war that she has severed ties with her family and has destroyed all of the letters Gabby has sent to her. Once back in Paris, Yvette finds herself working at the new House of Dior as a mannequin (what we now refer to as a model). The book shifts back to 1944. The sisters are living in a building owned by their mother. Gabby works in the building servings its residents and Yvette works for the House of Lelong and its fashion designer Christian Dior. His sister Catherine lives in their building and the sisters become involved in her Resistance spy network. The timelines go back and forth to tell the wartime story and the post-war lives of these interesting characters as many secrets are revealed.


Sisters of the Resistance is a very appealing book and if you are a reader who seeks stories set during this period, it will not disappoint. While the story revolves around the lives of the fictional sisters, the true and heroic story of Catherine Dior is especially fascinating. There are so many brave, smart and tough women in this book that it serves as a reminder that women played invaluable roles in winning the war. The world of haute couture provides a luxurious backdrop to an entertaining story of espionage, courage, love and sisterhood.


Many thanks to William Morrow and Custom House, Book Club Girl Early Reads, NetGalley and author Christine Wells for the opportunity to read this book in advance of its publication.


Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars.

Historical Fiction.

Publication Date: June 8, 2021.


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