HjemGrupperSnakMereZeitgeist
Søg På Websted
På dette site bruger vi cookies til at levere vores ydelser, forbedre performance, til analyseformål, og (hvis brugeren ikke er logget ind) til reklamer. Ved at bruge LibraryThing anerkender du at have læst og forstået vores vilkår og betingelser inklusive vores politik for håndtering af brugeroplysninger. Din brug af dette site og dets ydelser er underlagt disse vilkår og betingelser.
Hide this

Resultater fra Google Bøger

Klik på en miniature for at gå til Google Books

The Chanel Sisters: A Novel af Judithe…
Indlæser...

The Chanel Sisters: A Novel (udgave 2020)

af Judithe Little (Forfatter)

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingOmtaler
607350,285 (3.69)1
Medlem:sweetbabyjane58
Titel:The Chanel Sisters: A Novel
Forfattere:Judithe Little (Forfatter)
Info:Graydon House (2020), Edition: Original, 336 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:
Nøgleord:Ingen

Detaljer om værket

The Chanel Sisters af Judithe Little

Ingen
Indlæser...

Bliv medlem af LibraryThing for at finde ud af, om du vil kunne lide denne bog.

Der er ingen diskussionstråde på Snak om denne bog.

» See also 1 mention

Viser 1-5 af 7 (næste | vis alle)
When the death of their mother, the Chanel sisters, Antoinette and Gabrielle, are sent to live in a convent. There they learn discipline and sewing, and are groomed to become the wives of lower-middle class men. Unhappy with their proposed futures, Gabrielle breaks away, determined to become a performer. Antoinette takes a job in a modest hat shop, learning the trade. When it becomes clear that Gabrielle cannot get a job as a performer, she leave town to become the mistress of a wealthy man. When Gabrielle begins dabbling with hats, they are an instant success leading Gabrielle and Antoinette to open a hat shop.

This was a well written and engaging book. The sister's were dynamic and well rounded characters. The story was well paced, and did a good job of spanning a long time period. Overall, highly recommended. ( )
  JanaRose1 | Apr 1, 2021 |
The Chanel Sisters is told from Antoinette’s point of view which gives the reader an altogether different insight into Coco Chanel and how their childhood gave them both a fierce determination to prove themselves worthy. Antoinette and Gabrielle (Coco) are abandoned by their family at a young age. The nuns at the orphanage in Aubazine are preparing them for a simple life as wives of tradesmen or shopkeepers. Needless to say, they have no interest in this kind of a life. They spend many hours cutting out pictures from magazines of the “elegants” for them to keep and study their style, attitude, expressions and everything else about them. They started by taking their ill-fitting uniforms apart and resewing them so that they fit perfectly. “We didn’t look well-off, but we looked like Something Better, and for the first time, we felt that way too.”

After they leave the orphanage they start up a small hat shop in Paris where it grows into a boutique and expands to the glamorous French resort towns. However, when World War I breaks out, their lives are thrown into turmoil and they will have to forge their own places in the world apart from each other. This is a touching rags to riches story based on determination, courage and luck.

“All those years on the rue Cambon, in Deauville, in Biarritz, people thought they were buying Chanel, glamour, Parisian sophistication. But what they were really buying were the ornaments of our childhood, memories of the nuns who civilized us, the abbey that sheltered us.”

This is a wonderful book for fans of historical fiction who will appreciate the early struggles of the sisters, the glamorous settings and the complicated romances. I really enjoyed this book! ( )
  Dianekeenoy | Jan 20, 2021 |
I've encountered the famous fashion designer Coco Chanel in fiction before, but typically the focus is on the 1930s-40s period. This novel is set earlier and is largely narrated by Antoinette, Coco's younger sister, a figure I'd never known of previously. A more human Coco Chanel emerges in this novel as she is seen maturing from a girl abandoned at a convent to a woman determined to make her own way in the world, although one can glimpse at times the character she would later harden into. Overall, this book made for fascinating reading and I appreciated the author's work in taking the few known facts about Antoinette Chanel and crafting a believable story of her life. ( )
  wagner.sarah35 | Jan 16, 2021 |
*** Blog Tour ***

I am, of course, familiar with the panache of the Chanel name. However, I have not read much about Coco Chanel or the family. Although this is fiction, it is interesting to read about the transformation that takes place for - or rather, that is created by - these young women who dream of fineries in magazines to become the household name symbolic of that style.

Read my complete review at http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2021/01/the-chanel-sisters.html

Reviewed for NetGalley and the Fall 2020 historical fiction blog tour from Harlequin Trade Publishing. ( )
  njmom3 | Jan 12, 2021 |
The Chanel Sisters

A entertaining and enlightening historical fiction novel full of tragedy and hopefulness.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SUMMARY
Antoinette and Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel are abandoned by their family at a young age. Nuns at the orphanage are preparing them to lead simple lives as the wives of tradesmen or shopkeepers. But the sisters are not content with what the nuns tell them they will be. They wanted something more...something better.

When they are finally old enough, the Chanel sisters set out together with a fierce determination to prove themselves worthy. Their journey propels them out of poverty to a small hat shop in Paris, where a boutique takes hold and expands to the glamorous French resort towns.

But the sisters’ lives are thrown into turmoil when World War I breaks out, forcing them to make irrevocable choices. They’ll have to gather the courage to forge their own places in the world, even if apart from each other.

REVIEW
THE CHANEL SISTERS is uniquely and delightfully told from Antoinette’s point of view. This captivating tale has been created from what little is known about this brave and talented business women who lived in the shadow of her famous sister. It a touching rags to riches story based on determination, courage and luck.

Fans of historical fiction will appreciate the early struggles, the glamorous settings, and the complicated romances. Author Judithe Little effortlessly creates and blends intriguing stories of the sisters’ lives into a immensely satisfying read, while showcasing a dedicated bond between Antoinette and Gabrielle. The writing is both enlightening and entertaining and I particularly enjoyed reading about their early days in the orphanage in Aubazine and their desire for...Something Better.

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.

Thanks to Netgalley for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

“All those years on the rue Cambon, in Deauville, in Biarritz, people thought they were buying Chanel, glamour, Parisian sophistication. But what they were really buying were the ornaments of our childhood, memories of the nuns who civilized us, the abbey that sheltered us.”

Publisher Harlequin
Published December 29, 2020
Review www.bluestockingreviews.com ( )
  LisaSHarvey | Dec 29, 2020 |
Viser 1-5 af 7 (næste | vis alle)
ingen anmeldelser | tilføj en anmeldelse
Du bliver nødt til at logge ind for at redigere data i Almen Viden.
For mere hjælp se Almen Viden hjælpesiden.
Kanonisk titel
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Originaltitel
Alternative titler
Oprindelig udgivelsesdato
Personer/Figurer
Vigtige steder
Vigtige begivenheder
Beslægtede film
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Indskrift
Tilegnelse
Første ord
Citater
Sidste ord
Oplysning om flertydighed
Forlagets redaktører
Bagsidecitater
Originalsprog
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

Henvisninger til dette værk andre steder.

Wikipedia på engelsk

Ingen

No library descriptions found.

Beskrivelse af bogen
Haiku-resume

LibraryThing-forfatter

Judithe Little er LibraryThing-forfatter, en forfatter som har sit personlige bibliotek opført på LibraryThing.

profil side | forfatterside

Populære omslag

Quick Links

Vurdering

Gennemsnit: (3.69)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5 1
3 2
3.5
4 4
4.5
5 1

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Brugerbetingelser/Håndtering af brugeroplysninger | Hjælp/FAQs | Blog | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterladte biblioteker | Tidlige Anmeldere | Almen Viden | 162,430,780 bøger! | Topbjælke: Altid synlig