Preorder: The Three Lives of Alix St.Pierre

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of The Paris Seamstress , The Paris Orphan and The Paris Secret , Natasha Lester offers us a fascinating tale of another daring woman in THE THREE LIVES OF ALIX ST. PIERRE ( Grand Central/Forever; January 10, 2023 ). An orphan turned WWII spy turned fashion icon in Paris, Alix St. Pierre is an unforgettable name for an unforgettable woman.

Filled with schemes, romance, revenge, and the intrigue of international espionage, the novel expertly intersperses the savagery of war and the glamorous and golden age of French fashion.  With special appearances by Rita Hayworth and Christian Dior!


“Natasha Lester has done it again with this sumptuously written page-turner! Alix St. Pierre is everything that makes an admirable heroine – independent, plucky, and clever as the story spans from the fashionable world of Dior in Paris to the fascinating intrigue of international espionage in neutral Switzerland. The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre is a captivating novel that readers will absolutely adore.” —Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London

“Natasha Lester has expertly woven a brilliant heroine who is as brave in the fashion world as she is spying on the enemy. From page one, I was completely captivated by her daring and enamored with the glamour of Paris fashion. Unputdownable!” —Eliza Knight, USA Today bestselling author of The Mayfair Bookshop

“Natasha Lester weaves an intricate plot of espionage and revenge around fascinating true facts about the war and its aftermath. A thrilling read.” ―Ruth Druart, author of While Paris Slept

“An enthralling page turner! Luxuriant and opulent, just like Dior’s glorious gowns.” ―Tania Blanchard, author of The Girl from Munich  

“Sparkling and complex, like vintage champagne. In The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre, Natasha Lester gives us a brilliant, fascinating and multi-layered heroine whose dangerous past as a spy in World War II comes to threaten her future in glamorous post-war Paris. Lester’s masterful storytelling held me enthralled from the first page!” ―Christine Wells, author of Sisters of the Resistance

“With true-life characters, detailed descriptions, and a strong sense of place, she celebrates the glamour of Dior without shying away from the horrors endured by Italian partisans during Nazi occupation. For readers who enjoyed Code Name Hélène …or Resistance Women .” —Booklist

“The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre braids espionage, fashion, and a broken-but-unbowed heroine together into one fascinating tale. Natasha Lester weaves a triple-stranded delight!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Diamond Eye


This novel absolutely radiates and illuminates. What strikes me the most at this point is the contrast between beauty and brutality as Alix’s three lives unfold on the pages. Working for Christian Dior in her present creating beauty, style, and substance in post-war Paris. In a world that won’t let go of the past—that can’t let go of the brutality of men and the war, still in shock. These bloody shadows reappear in Alix’s life as the survivors, each with a different idea of who Alix is, what part she played in the war working for the OSS. Utterly unputdownable once those secrets spill, reverberating into the present.

Precisian, silken prose, vividly alive whether the author is describing fabric or the state of the Italian partisans. Alix is an iron-willed character with a strong sense of right and wrong even when dealing with her enemies, with a sharp wit and intelligence that hides her tender heart. Had me crying by the end.

I’ve seen this author’s books around, but I resist current trends, and omygod I am so wrong to do that! I’ll definitely check out more of Natasha Lester’s books.

10-star read, recommended to all historical fiction lovers.

Thanks to Kayla at Wunderkind PR and the Hachette Group/GCP/Forever for an arc of this book.


Natasha Lester: worked as a marketing executive for L’Oreal before penning the New York Times and internationally bestselling novel The Paris Orphan . She is also the author of the USA Today bestseller The Paris Seamstress as well as several other historical fiction novels including The Riviera House , Her Mother’s Secret and A Kiss from Mr. Fitzgerald . 

When she’s not writing, she loves collecting vintage fashion, traveling, reading, practicing yoga and playing with her three children. Natasha lives in Perth, Western Australia. 

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