From the New York Times bestselling author comes this extraordinary masterpiece of historical fiction that will have you wiping tears from your face.
When Nazis occupy the city, Eliane Dufort is heartbroken - her lover flees for England and her family to the country. She finds herself working at the Louvre on a dangerous secret mission for the French Resistance: to record the priceless national treasures the Germans are stealing.
Desperate to escape her grief, Remy Lang leaves her life in Sydney for the French Riviera. While working on her vintage fashion business, she discovers a catalogue of artworks stolen during World War II and is shocked to see a painting that hung on her childhood bedroom wall. Does the Rivera house hold more secrets than Remy is ready to face?
Lush, engrossing and deeply moving, this is the story of the brave women who worked against the Nazis, told by the international bestselling author of The Paris Secret and The French Photographer.
'Leaves you almost as breathless as its colourful tapestry of lead characters' The Australian Women's Weekly
'Gripping from the first page, a compelling story of mystery and intrigue, and I couldn't put it down ... I loved the sumptuous French settings, the gorgeous art and fashions and fascinating true story of the Nazi theft of French artworks' TANIA BLANCHARD
'The novel kept me up at night, turning the pages faster and faster' JANET SKESLIEN CHARLES, author of The Paris Library
'This beautifully written historical novel about a brave woman who worked against the Nazis will have you wiping away tears' Woman's Day
A poignant and gripping story of love, sacrifice, and the power of art to shape history and embolden the human spirit in its darkest moments. Beautifully rendered and exquisitely detailed, The Riviera House is another stunning, spellbinding novel from Natasha Lester. Her best yet! - CHANEL CLEETON
With satin smooth prose and a plotline of intricate lacework, Natasha Lester tailors a sophisticated show-stopper of a novel ... Powerful and moving, with important things to say about the value of art to humanity, The Riviera House is a gorgeous novel, journey and destination. - STEPHANIE DRAY
A gripping and heartbreaking tale sweeping from Nazi-occupied Paris to the sun-kissed coast of southern France, The Riviera House is a story that will stay with me for a long time. Tres bien! - POSY LOVELL
In her captivating exploration of the Nazis' ruthless plunder of artwork during World War II and the daring, brilliant women who helped save priceless masterpieces, Natasha Lester has opened a door to the past that readers will not soon forget. By interweaving her beautifully told historic tale with a compelling modern-day narrative, The Riviera House explores the manner of how beholden the present is to the women of the past. - MARIE BENEDICT
Historial fiction fans, rejoice. Natasha Lester weaves fact with fiction and celebrates women who push the boundaries of their time. - Refinery29
Lester has produced a brilliant and intricate historical drama that is very addictive. Containing a moving, multi-generational tale of love, loss and an appreciation for art, this book is an exceptional read - Canberra Weekly
'As you would expect from Natasha Lester, this is a meticulously researched novel with a perfectly woven dual timeline. The richly drawn characters will stay with me for a long time. I think The Rivieria House is her best book yet.' - KATHRYN HUGHES
'A vivid, nuanced and deeply moving depiction of women's courage in the face of unimaginable danger, sacrifice and loss. A superlative work of historical fiction - Natasha Lester's finest yet' - CHRISTINE WELLS
Natasha Lester is the international bestselling author of A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald, Her Mother's Secret, The Paris Seamstress, The French Photographer, The Paris Secret, The Riviera House, The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre and The Disappearance of Astrid Bricard, and a former marketing executive for L'Oreal. Her novels have been translated into 21 languages and are published all around the world.
When she's not writing, she loves collecting vintage fashion, practising the art of fashion illustration and reading about history. Natasha is a sought-after public speaker and lives with her husband and three children in Perth, Western Australia.
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