Friday, October 21, 2022

Finally Friday - a trip to France in a book

Ohh la la. Finally Friday, let's travel to France and meet The Chanel Sisters - Antoinette and Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. Author Judithe Little has done her research and gives us a fictional version of  the sisters' lives and loves. Abandoned as children, they are raised by nuns for a simple life. 

back blurb The walls of the convent can't shield them forever, and when they're finally of age, the Chanel sisters set out together with fierce determination to prove themselves worthy to a society that has never accepted them. 

Coco Chanel has the style, the oomph with her hat creations and then simple but elegant clothes. Antoinette has the sales and dollar sense to guide her. The two are glamorous, strong, willful, and get the backing by various loves. The early 1900s they are on top, WWI proves challenging, and after the war, the Chanel name soars. 

This is a fun quick  read about strong girls with dreams who do make them come true. The French backdrop adds that je ne sais quoi atmosphere. 



  1. Hi Joanne - this sounds great fun ... I must get it out of the library to read ... thanks for telling us about it ... love the idea of the story line ... wonderful - cheers Hilary

    1. Indeed I like historical fiction and this was a breezy fun read. Enjoy! Have a good weekend too