The Wardrobe Mistress
London 1945, and as victory unfurls throughout Europe, a young war widow steps aboard a train in search of a new life.The fighting may be over, but for Vanessa Kingcourt the heartache has only just begun.
Taking up a new job as a wardrobe mistress, with no experience and no budget for supplies, Vanessa must use her intuition to create beautiful, elaborate costumes from whatever scraps of silk and thread survived the blitz under the watchful eye of her employer, and husband of her oldest friend, Alistair.
It’s a seemingly impossible task, one that will unravel secrets sewn deep into the very fabric of her past, but a welcome distraction from her growing feelings for Alistair. Will she dare to love a man who can never be hers?
What readers are saying about The Wardrobe Mistress:
‘Beautifully told, this is a lush, descriptive story about life after World War II’ Cayo Costa, 5 stars
‘A journey that will pull your heartstrings and leave a lasting impression.’ Nik Book Lover, 4 stars
‘Really enjoyed this novel – many layers of intrigue, a sumptuous theatre setting and the background of WW2 all make for a complex novel of split personalities, shadows behind the curtains and never really knowing who, or what, is just out of sight, stage left. The writing was strong and lyrical throughout and the plot unfolded with all the flair and panache you might expect of a top London theatre. Bravo Ms Evans – encore!’ The Book Trail, 5 Stars
‘Full of intrigue, great characters and an epic storyline. Natalie has definitely done it again! Just want to pick it up, don’t want to be at work!!!!’ Book Club at Mim’s
‘It’s the kind of book you know you need to put down but can’t. I highly recommend The Wardrobe Mistress, especially to fans of historical novels.’ Goodreads
‘I absolutely adored this beautiful book. The author’s writing is a treat to the senses, bringing scenes alive with her stunning prose. I lived this amazing book. Highly recommend this colourful, poignant tale to everyone!’ Renita D’Silva, 5 Stars
‘It’s full of mystery and intrigue, and the characters will surprise you time after time.’ Goodreads
‘Betrayal, secrets long hidden, love, hate, war and peace. If you like historical fiction, you should like this too.’ Wexler and Company
‘The Wardrobe Mistress was an absolutely gorgeous read with vivid imagery, beautiful, polished writing and a lovely story that stole a little piece of my heart… I loved the setting of the theatre and enjoyed the eccentric cast of characters that worked there. This was an emotional read filled with intrigue and tension and I really liked how it all came together in the end.’ Novel Gossip
‘I really enjoyed Natalie Meg Evans’s other books and was very excited when I saw The Wardrobe Mistress! There is nothing like losing yourself in a well-written, gripping historical novel.’ Hello Dollface, 4 stars
What readers are saying about Natalie Meg Evans’s other bestselling novels:
‘Natalie’s books are a treasure trove of vibrant, vivid stories, memorable characters and pacy writing!’ Tracy Rees, bestselling author of Amy Snow
‘Another awesome book from Natalie Meg Evans! Love, love, love this author! Cora’s story is all her own and just as exciting. Can’t wait for more of this author.’ Nik Book Lover
‘Travelling between modern day and World War II, Evans evokes the splendour and tragedy of an earlier era‘. For the Love of Books