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A novel of survival, love, loss, triumph - and the sisters who changed fashion forever.

Antoinette and Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel know they’re destined for something better. Abandoned by their family at a young age, they’ve grown up under the guidance of nuns preparing them for simple lives as the wives of tradesmen or shopkeepers. At night, their secret stash of romantic novels and magazine cutouts beneath the floorboards are all they have to keep their dreams of the future alive.

The walls of the convent can’t shield them forever, and when they’re finally of age, the Chanel sisters set out together with a fierce determination to prove themselves worthy to a society that has never accepted them. Their journey propels them out of poverty and to the stylish cafés of Moulins, the dazzling performance halls of Vichy - and to a small hat shop on the rue Cambon in Paris, where a boutique business takes hold and expands to the glamorous French resort towns. But the sisters’ lives are again thrown into turmoil when World War I breaks out, forcing them to make irrevocable choices, and they’ll have to gather the courage to fashion their own places in the world, even if apart from each other.

"The Chanel Sisters explores with care the timeless need for belonging, purpose, and love, and the heart’s relentless pursuit of these despite daunting odds. Beautifully told to the last page." (Susan Meissner, best-selling author of The Last Year of the War)

©2020 Judithe Little (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Interesting story

I never knew anything about Chanel other than that she was French and famous and that she was called Coco. The story was told from the narrative of her sister, Antoinette. Very little is actually known about Antoinette. I loved the story, the narration, and listened to it every chance I got. It made me try to look up more information about Antoinette. I have a bit more understanding about the haute couture group in Paris during WWII due to this book. I usually read about the French resistance. This was not that; it was a parallel world.

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Pure Gold.

From the moment I saw the cover for the first time I knew I might be in for something special, but this has truly been so much more.

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Souped up Harlequin Romance

It's boo bad that such fascinating nwomen had to be portrayed in the genre of a romance novel.

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Incredible!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s full of historical facts, but definitely reads like fiction and not just a bunch of facts. I love Judithe’s first book, Wickwythe Hall, and was anxiously awaiting this one. It did not disappoint!

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I’ll never look at Chanel the same!

This was a real eye opener for me in so many ways! The story of the struggles the sisters faced, and their determination to rise above them was truly inspirational.

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A very interesting, exciting, struggle&triumphs

I loved it. I just wish I had the clothes that were described in the book. The story of their beginning,loves, travel,and loss was moving and inspirational.