I absolutely loved it and devoured it in a couple of days. I found it a brilliant read - funny, touching, clever - and Rosa was such a unique and wonderful central character. The glorious descriptions of the Alps, Paris, Rio and New York just cry out to be made into a film and I can't wait to see it on screen.
The Dressmaker of Paris by Georgia Kaufmann is a delicious book: elegantly structured, beautifully written and with a fascinating protagonist. I was completely absorbed in Rosa's story and rooting for her throughout her long journey from teenage victim to world famous businesswoman. Georgia Kaufmann has created a beautiful and compelling novel that had me hooked until the very last page. And that ending: wow!
Involving, immersive and unputdownable, I raced through it!
Sensuous, sweeping and utterly engrossing, the Dressmaker of Paris is as dazzling and finely crafted as a Dior gown.
The story of a remarkable woman. A book you will lose yourself in.
I raced through this beautifully written, elegantly structured book . . . [I was] totally absorbed
A historical novel with a difference. Delicious descriptions of Chanel perfume bottles and cultural references combine to add sparkle.
The story plays out in the most satisfying way
The Dressmaker of Paris is glorious. It really reminded me of the great blockbusters of Judith Krantz, Shirley Conran and Barbara Taylor Bradford - the books that captured my heart and my imagination as a teenager and made me fall in love with reading. An epic, absorbing story spanning the lifetime of one extraordinary woman through hardship, heartbreak and survival. It swept me away. I'll be recommending it far and wide, and I'm already looking forward to whatever Georgia writes next.
A beautifully written novel that sweeps the readers across the globe and through the decades . . . Fans of Lucinda Riley will adore it
An enthralling and sweeping journey through one woman's inspirational life.
In a few pages I was hooked and read it to the end as quickly as life allowed. An outstanding debut.