The Dressmaker’s Secret builds a story around Coco Chanel during WWII, focusing on the others around her, trapped in her gravitational pull.
The book description overstates Adèle’s involvement with the resistance. She is brave and fights for her beliefs, but it’s more in small, human acts of kindness than as part of a larger force. Her empathetic nature is admirable, especially during wartime, but I expected more of a spy plot based on the description. However, this made the story more believable – her few heroic acts fly under the radar, for the most part, so while there is some danger, it’s not inescapable.