The Lipstick Bureau: A Novel Inspired by a Real-Life Female Spy (Original)
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About the Author
Michelle Gable is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, including A Paris Apartment and The Bookseller's Secret. A San Diego native and graduate of the College of William & Mary, Michelle lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, with her husband, nearly grown daughters, and two Jindos rescued from the dog meat trade. Find her on Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest, @mgablewriter.
--Kelly Rimmer, New York Times bestselling author of The Warsaw Orphan "A brilliant, gripping historical novel... Well researched and smartly told, this novel is a must read for World War II buffs and those who like a peek behind the curtain of the role women played in it."
--Library Journal "Gable's deeply personal historical fiction vividly conjures the deprivations of war-torn Rome and the tenacity and creativity of a valiant, rag-tag group charged with changing the course of history."
--Booklist "The Lipstick Bureau is a cracking good story, and a tribute to the courage and ingenuity of intelligence agents whose work has remained secret for so long."
--Shelf Awareness "A delight from start to finish. Michelle Gable skillfully twines the narratives of two effervescent heroines. The result is a literary feast any booklover will savor!"
--Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code, on The Bookseller's Secret "Filled with crisp dialogue and populated with delightful, intriguing characters, The Bookseller's Secret sings with wit and wisdom."
--Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnolia Palace "Featuring a colorful, witty, tenacious cast of characters, The Bookseller's Secret is a delightful tribute to an intriguing historical legend."
--Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday "With a vivid real-and-imagined cast of unforgettable characters, Gable expertly and cleverly delivers wit, humor, and intrigue in full measure on every page."
--Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things, on The Bookseller's Secret "The Bookseller's Secret is a captivating story. Michelle Gable has a gift for describing complex, charming characters. This is an engrossing page-turner about books and war, and finding love in unexpected places."
--Gill Paul, bestselling author of The Collector's Daughter "Gable's witty narrative effortlessly moves between two time periods and is enriched with cameos by historical figures and authentic, memorable characters. Historical fiction fans will be riveted from the first page."
--Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW) on The Bookseller's Secret "A cunning blend of historical fiction, fetching romance, and literary thriller, Gable's newest novel is sure to reinvigorate interest in Mitford and beguile fans of light-hearted relationship fiction."
--Booklist (STARRED REVIEW) on The Bookseller's Secret