I am very excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little. I was sent a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Graydon House and Judithe Little for letting me be a part of the tour.
Title: The Chanel Sisters
Author: Judithe Little
Published by: Graydon House
Released: December 29, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: 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 years before, they’ve grown up under the guidance of pious 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 business takes hold and expands to the glamorous French resort towns. But when World War I breaks out, their lives are irrevocably changed, and the sisters must gather the courage to fashion their own places in the world, even if apart from each other. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: What an interesting story. It's a mash-up of known facts and fiction when it comes to the Sisters Chanel. They really had a life that was full of struggle, but they kept strong. I really enjoyed this story. I think the author did a great job of merging fact and fiction, and created a story that never lagged and was always interesting.
These girls really never gave up. They always had their dreams and plans even when living in the orphanage. I'm really interested in Antoinette Chanel, just because she's more of a mystery. What happened to her?
This book was just a lot of fun to read. Judithe Little did a great job with the Chanel Sisters. She told a fascinating story, from start to finish. I'd definitely recommend giving this one a read.
JUDITHE LITTLE is the award-winning author of Wickwythe Hall. She earned a BA in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. She grew up in Virginia and now lives with her husband, three teenagers, and three dogs in Houston, Texas. Find her on Instagram, @judithelittle, and on Facebook, facebook.com/judithelittle.
Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little. Thanks so much to Graydon House and Judithe Little for letting me be a part of it. It's definitely a captivating tale.