Blog tour: The Paris Model

Welcome to the blog tour for The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel!

More about the book…

After a shocking discovery, Grace Woods leaves her vast Australian sheep station and travels to tumultuous post-war Paris in order to find her true identity.

While working as a mannequin for Christian Dior, the world's newly acclaimed emperor of fashion, Grace mixes with counts and princesses, authors and artists, diplomats and politicians.

But when Grace falls for handsome Philippe Boyer she doesn't know that he is leading a double life, nor that his past might inflict devastating consequences upon her. As she is drawn into Philippe's dangerous world of international espionage, Grace discovers both the shattering truth of her origins - and that her life is in peril.

Inspired by an astonishing true story, The Paris Model is a tale of glamour, family secrets and heartbreak that takes you from the rolling plains of country Australia to the elegant salons of Paris.

More about the author…

Alexandra is the former editor of Harper's Bazaar and of Portfolio, Australia's first magazine for working women.

She has also been a regular contributor to The Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend Magazine.

Alexandra has two children and lives in Sydney with her husband.

She ensures that she visits Paris on a regular basis and can be found on Instagram at alexandra.joel

My impressions…

Whether it’s a farm in Australia during World War II or the House of Dior in post-war Paris, Alexandra Joel describes each time and place as she had been there to experience it, and she takes her readers with her. Highly atmospheric, I love reading the story of Grace Woods. Mixing real events and fiction, real characters and fictional ones, this book is about love, identity, glamour, espionage and so much more. I was so absorbed in this wonderful novel that I forgot where I was while reading it!

Three words to describe it. Fabulous. Evocative. Intriguing.

Do I like the cover? It was love at first sight!

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, this is an excellent debut.

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