The Hidden Wife by Joanna Rees is the second novel in A Stitch in Time – a sweeping historical trilogy.
Having fled London, Vita Casey has established a new life for herself as a dresser in the French capital. Living with Nancy, a dancer in a famous Parisian cabaret hall, they immerse themselves in a vibrant world of wild parties, drugs and jazz music.
But despite the hedonistic lifestyle they lead, Vita longs for a career and purpose in life. Dreaming of the career she left behind in London, Vita resolves to re-kindle her dreams of designing and making her own underwear for a Parisian lingerie house, while romance blossoms in the unlikeliest of places.
Meanwhile Nancy is spiralling out of control into a world of drug abuse, and then there are those back in England who wish to see her ruined and forced to pay for the past she ran away from . . .